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Is This The Limit Of The Cpu?

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Hey all, Here is the situation. I got an athlon xp 2500 to tinker with, and got it to 2.2 ghz without touching any voltage, or anything, just on stock defaults. Running the ram 1:1 @ 200 mhz. It is Corsair XMS PC3200 (2X256MB). It is running in dual channel on a DFI Lanparty NF2 Ultra B. I then go to 209 mhz on, and it posts @ 2.3 ghz with 1.7V, and runs in windows fine for a little while, then it will just freeze up. I tried punching up the CPU voltage to 1.8, and loosened the timings of the ram from 6-3-3-3-2 to 8-3-3-3-3, and 9-4-4-3.0. I also raised the voltage to 2.7-2.8, each do the same freezing problem. Im just wondering if the ram is just squatting out, and the cpu can go farther. I was messing around with it cuz I got a little antsy, so I pushed it to 219 mhz on the ram, and it posted the bios @ 2.4 ghz, but I would get a blue screen of death afterwards. I never got it posted to windows. Im wondering if I should buy some DDR550 or DDR500 to see. But I dont want to waste the cash on a gig of OCZ or something just on a wonder if it would make the cpu go faster.. What do you guys/gals think???

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What kind of power supply do you have ? Because if it's cheap and the amps are running low, it can cause instability..Also, what kind of cooler/temps are you getting idle/load ?

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What kind of power spply do you have ? Because if it's cheap and the amps are running low, it can cause instability..

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yea the PSU is a generic brand, 430 watt. I watch in the bios, for the cpu voltage, and if it is set in the bios @ say 1.75, it fluctuates from 1.74 to 1.69 and so on. Could it be the PSU and ram? You think the cpu can go further with better power and ram?

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yea the PSU is a generic brand, 430 watt. I watch in the bios, for the cpu voltage, and if it is set in the bios @ say 1.75, it fluctuates from 1.74 to 1.69 and so on. Could it be the PSU and ram? You think the cpu can go further with better power and ram?

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Sounds like your PSU is the culprit. I had a similar problem, then I got a new power supply, and no problems since.

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