Overclocking AMD 1700 on MSI 6378 Motherboard

  hellfire18 14:55 22 Dec 05

Hi all,

I am wanting to overlock my CPU. I have heard that the version of the AMD CPU I have is good for 1900 (1.6Ghz I think!).

In my BIOS I have settings for the the clock frequencies which range from default (133) to 150.

The problem i'm having is that even if I only increase the clock frequency by 1Mhz it seems to become very glitchy.

When ramped to 145Mhz Windows won't boot. If I reset the settings back to default it doesn't make a difference, XP still won't boot.

What could be wrong and is there a software overclocking utility inside XP that can be used to adjust clock frquencies etc.

  SANTOS7 15:03 22 Dec 05

You are being given all the warning signs that if you overclock and you do it wrong you are going to turn your PC into a "total tortoise" optomise your pc add more memory if need be cool it down more, things that will prolong the life of your components
rahter than shorten them...

  Psiman 19:58 22 Dec 05

Hi hellfire18

Just a quick question for starters. Have you 'unlocked' your AMD thunderbird 1700?

  Totally-braindead 20:11 22 Dec 05

Have to agree with SANTOS7 here, if you want to do it fair enough but be aware if things go wrong you'll end up with a very large paperweight and may have to buy a new PC.

  hellfire18 15:06 29 Dec 05

Psiman, I have a Palmero (if that's spelt right!) CPU not a thunderbird hence I can only overclock by a few hundred Mhz at the max. How do I unlock it? any guides?

  hellfire18 12:16 15 Jan 06

I haven't unlocked the CPU yet. the MSI motherboard doesn't have the feature in the motherboard to control voltage/FSB speed yet.

Once I "unlock" the CPU will it those features appear in the BIOS?

I only need it up by a few hundred Mhz and the performance difference is very good as the CPU appears to be the bottleneck on my CPU.

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