Overclocking slows my system down!!?? WTF?

gf4200isdabest

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I've been tweaking with my bios a bit and have been able to load Windows at 2.85GHZ. However, the 3dmark scores I get are lower than the 2.4GHZ ones. Anyone ever have a problem like this? I'm completely :confused:
 

mchammer187

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maybe you are getting a lot of data corruption due to the high PCI clock

also 2 check the temps i dunno but as your temps get higher than your cpu might be throttling down to cool itself down
i'd say 60C under load is a good temp

option 3 increase the voltage some require a bump in the voltage to support high speeds 1.7V seems to be my sweet spot


what are the temp and voltage specs?
 

gf4200isdabest

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it runs 104 degrees Farenheit stock and up to 114 overclocked. The total system temp stays under 90 degrees Farenheit.

I hvae my PCI and AGP things set to "Auto"...

I usually run at the default 1.5 although a bump to 1.7 didn't do anything...I suppose I could tinker around a little higher or lower to see if that helps...By the way, should I bother adding voltage to the VDIMM or the AGP?
 

mchammer187

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Originally posted by: gf4200isdabest
it runs 104 degrees Farenheit stock and up to 114 overclocked. The total system temp stays under 90 degrees Farenheit.

I hvae my PCI and AGP things set to "Auto"...

I usually run at the default 1.5 although a bump to 1.7 didn't do anything...I suppose I could tinker around a little higher or lower to see if that helps...By the way, should I bother adding voltage to the VDIMM or the AGP?

i think there is an should be an option to "lock" otherwise try the lowest ratios possible like agp should be 1/2 or 1/3

and PC should be 1/4 or 1/5 or 1/6 (1/6th would prolly be the best if its even there but it should have at least 1/4)
BTW did does it give you a 4/5 mem ratio after you changed the jumper to 133 FSB?

and yes give VDIMM at least .2V - .3 V
a little more juice on the AGP should help also but i never had a mobo that supported V AGP

114 F is equ to 46C which is good if this is a load temp

try running prime95 for a while and see if it crashes out this is usually a sign of a heavily overclocked cpu and most will fail within a few hours

also running seti@home will probably bring your cpu to load in about 5 minutes so you should try that and check the temp also

cpuburn is also a good temp for checking load
 

gf4200isdabest

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I ran SETI@HOME on this and that works fine (doesn't crash the computer)...It just seems to me that the computer isn't benefiting at all from the fsb boost...Once I get home I'll try messing around with it a little and maybe I'll be able to figure something out...
 

GRIFFIN1

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Maybe your memory is running slower at 2.85 than it was at 2.4. I don't know what motherboard you are using, so I don't know how to tell you to check it.