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Overclocking question
« on: 18-January-04, 11:35:51 »

When I used to overclock Athlon XPs and P4s I was always able to lock the AGP and PCI so that only the CPU and RAM were overclocked. Am I right in saying that with the architecture of the A64/K8T that if the FSB is raised then not only are the CPU and RAM overclocked, but also the AGP and PCI? If so, then overclocking on the A64 puts more strain on components such as video cards, sounds cards, hard disks etc.? Also, if the IDE bus is overclocked (?) then wouldn't this tend to lead to more likelihood of data corruption?

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« Reply #1 on: 18-January-04, 13:45:20 »

Nothing get's overclocked, just the Memory controller and CPU as far as I get it.
All the rest stay's the same.....
But it's very unclear what happens exactly.....
So I can only give my idea about it.
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« Reply #2 on: 18-January-04, 14:15:16 »

From X-Bit Labs review of the Athlon 64 3000+ (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/athlon64-3000_4.html)

"Here I would also like to point out that we overclocked the CPU on the same mainboard we used for the entire benchmarking session: it was ABIT KV8-MAX3. Since this mainboard is based on VIA K8T800 chipset, the AGP and PCI bus frequency is increased simultaneously with the FSB frequency during overclocking."
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