EXTREME Overclocking - Tweaking PC Hardware To The Max. CPU Over Clocking. Date Article Written: July 2. Written By: Mark Torres. So you have a need for speed huh?
The purpose of this Windows application is to change the base clock(FSB) frequency without restarting the system. Any FSB changes are instantaneous. A Newbie's Guide to Overclocking Memory. You would need to overclock the FSB to 200 MHz to fully use the PC 3200 at its. A program like Motherboard Monitor 5 will give you readouts on your.
You could go out and buy a. Well that is. all well and good, once you consider a few things. One, over clocking your. Two, over clocking will. CPU but also your motherboard. You also have to think about the rest of. Can your RAM and motherboard handle a higher Front Side Bus, and.
PCI and AGP bus speeds, they increase too. Now with all this in mind. You need to understand how your CPU speed is determined before. Two things determine how fast your CPU speed is. The Front. Side Bus (FSB) is the speed in MHZ that your computer communicates with the rest.
To get your total CPU speed, you. FSB times the clock multiplier, which equals CPU speed. For. example, a Celeron 3. MHZ is my CPU speed. So to increase the actual speed of the system we.
The multiplier can't be changed, so we. Front Side Bus. Changing the front side bus is pretty easy. Enter your. computers setup program, or BIOS.
To get there, reboot your computer and look. Once in, look around until you find an option that lets you change your. FSB, System Bus or Clock Speed.
They are all the same thing, and should be. So with the capability of your RAM and Motherboard in. CPU. speed. To get your multiplier, if it is not listed in your BIOS under the FSB, I.
CPU and look it up there. The highlighted option in the picture is an example of what the. FSB setting looks like in the BIOS.
WAIT!!! I don't have that option in my BIOS. Ah, no big deal. that just means you have jumpers on your motherboard. A jumper is a small. Open your case and. FSB or even a. multiplier.
Depending on the maker of the board, you can change one or the. To get a full list of what jumpers do what, check out. If you don't find jumpers, and cant configure your BIOS to that.
CPU. Intel. motherboards are known for not letting you over clock where on the other hand. EPOX makes probably one of the most configurable boards on the market. It just. depends what kind of hardware you have. Of course there is one more option, you can download a program.
Soft. FSB from H. Oda. It also allows more FSB speeds on some boards.
BIOS or by jumpers. However you must realize. For Mark's next article. CPU cool.. Back to the Main Page.