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I was reading about my mobo when I came to this:

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FSB, Multiplier and Voltage Settings

100/100, 112/112, 124/124, 133/133, 138/138, 150/150, 166/166, 100/133, 133/166 MHz (FSB/Memory bus)
No multiplier, or voltage adjustments.
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This is bad.....no multiplier/voltage adjustments. So does that mean overclocking is IMPOSSIBLE with my mobo? I've heard that there ARE other ways, but are there any that work without sacrificing stability?
 

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So you finally got the rig, hehe:p.. seems you can do it by FSB only, or maybe through DIPs? check the manual.. but most probably the mb doesn't support manual mx/voltage adjustments so you gotta do it by ocing the FSB.. :p
 

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uh, how do i do that? :confused:

dammit, isauli ko nalang kaya? (maybe I should return it?)
 

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Go into your bios by pressing "Delete" when you are in your bios select "CPU PnP Setup" there you should be able to change the setting. I know this because I put three systems with the same motherboard together today,
 

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Ok, so this is what it says on one website:

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Overclocking and System Setup

Overclocking on the ECS K7S5A is a bit more challenging than on other motherboards. While they don't offer the ability to change the voltage or multipliers, you can edit front side bus modification with their latest bios, but the FSB selections are limited. Your only choices are: 100, 112, 133, 138 and 150 MHz. Having been spoiled by the 1 MHz increments that many other motherboard manufacturers are offering, this may seem a bit of a disappointment. They have included the option to run the FSB at 133 MHz and the system memory at 166 MHz, which is rather interesting as an overclocking option. Overall however, if the overclocking is what you plan on doing, the ECS K7S5A may not be your first choice of motherboards.

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well, overclocking isn't really the reason why I bought this, but I sure would like to squeeze out a bit more Mhz outta my cpu, even if it'll make me buy a GlobalWin. :p

So okay, settings are 100, 112, 133, 138, and 150. What do i select? :confused: do i go for 133FSB/166Memory Bus?
 

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Just try to work your way upwards, whichever gives the best stability is the best choice i guess..
 

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uh, but what will happen if i selected a value that's too high? will it fry my athlon/mobo or something? :confused:
 

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well if you set the settings too high, you won't be able to POST so its okay, nothing will get fried.. the problem is if the cpu runs tooo hot.. but most of the time the O/S just crashes.. because its too unstable.. :p
 

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what is a POST, anyway, the one with the energy star thingy?
 

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POST = power on self test.. yeah.. its part of the energy star thingy.. hehe.. :p
 

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POST= Piece of shit trash j/k

Too bad your mobo can't o/c too well, but that FSB/MEM config seems good, if the mem can support it. What's the timming and maker of the mem? For that speed i think it would have to be 6ns.
 

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Does an AMD CPU stop working when it overheats and crashes? I remember in that video from Tom's Hardware both AMD CPUs fried when the heatsinks came off...
 

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Yes the AMD's will get fried if the heatsink and fan come off it hapenned to me when the retention clip on a soyo motherboard broke off. Luckily AMD replaced the processor as a curtisie.
 

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gotta make sure I secure the heatsink and fan tightly when I get home.... or is it fried already? :dead:
 

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yeah, the core goes up to 360C burns itself out.. here's the link from toms.. AMD Burnt .

A little sidenote:
Some things to consider about chips (i.e. memory chips.. etc.).
The following stuff only applies to commercial grade parts. Datasheet operating temp : 0 to 70 C, actual tested temp for operation: -10C to 88C. Operating Voltage: 3.3V (example only) tolerance: 10% (range = 2.7 to 3.6 volts), actual tested voltage of operation: 3.3V /tolerace: (~15%). (range = 2.8 to 4.0V). Speed leverage of around 5-10% or more.. so as you can see, good components should really stand up to extreme beating.. :)
 

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How do we know what are the good chips from the bad chips? i mean, AMD could've slipped and accidentally slipped in a bad chip or two....and in a cruel twist of fate, I got the bad chip! :cry:
 

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nah, unless their process is really ****ed up, its almost impossible to get 'bad' chips .. (almost).. at least you can be expect that they will conform to datasheet specs.
 

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I remember getting a phucked-up 32MB SDRAM memory module from Dreamchum before, it was spanking brand new, but dead on arrival....

...but then again, those Dreamchum people are cheats, so whaddaya expect? they'll cheat you at every chance they get.
 
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