plz help overclock for Amd k6-2 with soyo super7
I'm having trouble overclocking my k6-2 500 with a soyo super7 motherboard. if you know a way to up the fsb rate and voltage gimme an email, thanx.
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You need to specify which Soyo mainboard you have, then...somebody will need to go to the Soyo site, download the manual, study it in order to see if it actually has a fsb over 100 mhz. Then, check the jumpers to find the Vcore range.
Please help out a little with what your system is composed of.
I can up the multiplier to 5.5 for 550mhz but it jacks my RAM. I'm buying a new thunderbird 1ghz system pretty soon and I know how to overclock that. the problem here is my slow *** memory.
Adjusting the multiplier doesn't affect your memory bus. The memory bus stays at 100MHz, so your RAM won't be an issue. Increasing your FSB, however, will increase your RAM speed and may lead to memory errors.
We need to know the model number, and possibly even the revision of your SOYO board in order to find and download the manual on SOYO's site. Only then can anyone help you with finding out which jumpers do what. Although it's probably quicker to just look it up on Soyo's site yourself once you've identified the board.
I have already found info about the jumpers. SOYO lists jumper configurations for the athlon to 500mhz. I have also increased the voltage from 2.2 to 2.3 and used the frequency switch to switch to 550mhz. This is where I run into problems. The ram cant keep up with an fsb above 100mhz. Obviously I can rectify this through getting faster ram and a motherboard that supports a faster fsb. While I'm at it I'm also going to pick up an AMD 1ghz thunderbird. Thanx for your suggestions and if I find any usefull info on overclocking an AMD 1ghz on whichever motherboard I finally chose.
I have already found info about the jumpers. SOYO lists jumper configurations for the athlon to 500mhz. I have also increased the voltage from 2.2 to 2.3 and used the frequency switch to switch to 550mhz. This is where I run into problems. The ram cant keep up with an fsb above 100mhz. Obviously I can rectify this through getting faster ram and a motherboard that supports a faster fsb. While I'm at it I'm also going to pick up an AMD 1ghz thunderbird. Thanx for your suggestions and if I find any usefull info on overclocking an AMD 1ghz on whichever motherboard I finally chose I'll be sure to post it.
Atlon or k6-2? I had a k6-2 on a soyo board at one time and I couldn't even get it to 550 stable. I currently have two overclocked k6-2's
configurations for the athlon to 500mhz.
400@450 and 350@380. As you can see these aren't very good chips for overclocking.
No they arent. My problem was crumby ram I had. To overclock my k6-2 500 to a 550 I just increased the voltage from 2.2 to 2.4 by setting SW2 to off off on off off, and by setting the multiplier to 5.5 by setting SW1 to off off on off off on. Unfortunately my ram was unstable at this speed. Mine is a SOYO SY-5EMA+V1.0/V1.1 super7 board. There is one way to up the speed of a k6-2 by getting an overclocking device that connects to the cpu and it has dials that you can use to manually adjust the frequency and voltage of your cpu. I've never persoanally tried one of these so I cant vouch for their effectiveness.
If you set your multiplier to 5.5 and the FSB to 100 MHz, you will have no problems with your RAM and be at 550 MHz. If your system does not like 550 MHz using 100 MHz X 5.5, then you eithre have a CPU that will not run at that speed or needs better cooling.
another problem is cooling. When you increase mhz's and core v's you increase heat. I used to pop the caps off those old K6's to cool them.
Yeah cooling is a big problem when you overclock past 20-30% of the cpu's original speed. Buying a larger and more efficient cpu fan (dragon orb) can help, also getting more case fans will help to cool that beast.
AMD 500 K6-2
Several websites, in their archived articles, address this cpu by noting that it already operates quite warm and that the cpu has probably reached the operating limits of the design. There are 550 mhz models available and it is speculated that they were "handpicked" from the 500 mhz production runs for the higher speed markings.
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