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Old 08-25-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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I've over clocked my 1.6Ghz to become a 1.92Ghz
and i may have messed around with the AGP slot too.
now my hard disc keeps on failing even after bring the speed back to normal. but it is not 1.60Ghz any more, it's become a 1.62Ghz, and i don't know how to change it back.. what do you think is the problem, what should i do?

Is overclocking harmful to the system. what hapends when i over clock the agp slot? how much faster will it be.

I used to have a GeForce 2 mx 100/200 after i overclocked everything it's become a GeForce 2 mx 200 i have no idea how that happend. can i change it back? i've reset everything in the BIOS to default, but still the same.

I'm using WinXp / Red Hat 7.2 machine.
Old 08-25-2003, 05:38 AM   #2
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why do people insist on halfing or thirding the life of there hardware by pushing a little more speed out of it which will probably be spent in wait-states anyway, can you really tell a noticeable difference before and after apart from an increase in heat?? sorry for that just felt like having a moan.

none of the systems that you have altered are in any way related to the hard disk so my guess would be the system got too hot and damaged the harddisk(happened to one of mine but wasnt due to overclocking), this also explains why the harddisk is still failing after youve slowed the machine down. all i can suggest is you get all your data off it before it goes completely.
Old 08-25-2003, 06:06 AM   #3
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Especially when it's already 1.6 GHz to begin with. No, that isn't state of the art anymore but it's still pretty damn fast for most purposes. Optimize the software first and if you're running a clean Slack system with fluxbox and light apps on a 1.6 GHz processor, you'll probably smoke an out-of-the-box RH running KDE and heavy apps on a genuine 1.92 MHz processor. And your software tweaks aren't going to fry your machinery.

I'm creeping along on a 1.1 GHz and it's fine for me. Sorry about your box, though. Short answer to echo kev82 - *yes* it's harmful. Abandon ship!
Old 08-26-2003, 02:27 AM   #4
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lol@ creeping along on a 1.1GHz

i remember the days when 100MHz was like "OH MY!!" ( our 1st intel system was 33MHz which is in pieces in the basement). I have micro controllers that can be clocked faster than that.
Old 08-26-2003, 02:37 AM   #5
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Re: Overclocking

Originally posted by neon
I've over clocked my 1.6Ghz to become a 1.92Ghz
and i may have messed around with the AGP slot too.
What you may have done is screwed with the Dividers or Bus speeds.

Check that the PCI bus is set to normal, also check your bus. This definatley sounds as though you've reset the Multiplier bu not all the bus and dividers.

What are the speeds reported in BIOS and the POST?


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