help me with my overclocking!! amd k6-2 at 300
hi. i have an ambra inspirarti with a amd k6-2 cpu running at 300 mhz. does anyone know how to overclock it? i am unsure how to, for i dont know what mother board i have and how to "set jumpers". do you set jumpers physically? or do you do it on screen. HELP!!! how fast should i overclock it? how do i set bus speeds, voltage, multiplier etc. any help will be suffecient. one more question, how do i find out what motherboard i have? if there is a way to find out can you tell me? thanks because im sure its kinda hard to overclock your cpu if you dont know what motherboard you have..... dam i better stop talking now. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Bigjeff, I have an AMD300 running at 350.
Before you need to do anything you needto verify which motherboard you have. If you don't have the manual, the only other way is to contact the manufacturer or open the case and try to find who made it and the version. It's no use to change anything, until you're absolutely sure of what you're doing.Do you have the book that came with the computer?
to find out what kind of motherboard you have, look at the string of numbers at the bottom of the screen during the beginning of bootup when your type of bios is shown. get as much of that number as you can. then visit the following site.. http://www.sysopt.com/bios.html
you should be able to find what your motherboard's manufacturer is. then go the manufacturer' website to find out about your board and whether it can be overclocked or not. some boards cannot be overclocked. if this is the case with you, then your only option is to get a new motherboard, or get a new processor if your board can handle a higher megahertz. this information should also be on the manufacturer's website.
you can also look in the bios under cpu setting and there is the settings you would need to change if you have a jumperless motherboard, as i do. if you have an older system with a jumpered motherboard, your manual or the website or the overclocking page below should give you info on how to change your jumpers.
then, if you can overclock it, visit this website for step-by-step instructions on how to overclock your machine....
hopefully all this will help.i can tell you know that you had better be prepared to spend a little bit of money buying some cooling equipment because without it, you cannot overclock without literally burning up the cpu. i personally have not overclocked my system because it is running hot as is(i have a amd k6-2 450), and i do not want to risk blowing out the processor. you can get some cooling stuff from the following sites
get this stuff BEFORE you start to overclock. your system will thank you.
since you have an amd chip you will not be able to overclock it very much higher than 300...amd chips run hotter than most other chips and run at a higher voltage. because of that you cannot overclock them very far. forget 400, the voltage you need to run your system stable will destroy the processor in a matter of weeks. 350 is probably a reasonable goal with sufficient cooling.
[This message has been edited by deep_sky (edited 10-29-1999).]
hey guess what? i found my ambra inspirirti users guide. it shows a pic with the layout of the motherboard then it has all these charts on jumpers. so how do i set them? in the bios? or physically? how will i know if i swithed it? thanks
one more thing, my bios is pheniox release 4.0, version 6.0; is their an upgrade to it and where can i get it. because i saw the mhz in the bios but it wouldnt let me select it. if anyone knows how to hack it tell me [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by bigjeff (edited 10-30-1999).]
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