Overclock a Dragon Plus

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Postposted on Sun Feb 03, 2002 11:41 am

I just upgraded to a Dragon Plus with the 2000XP with 512 of DDR 2100 ram.

I will admit I know nothing about tweaking this or any other system but tried some benchmarks and compared to similar systems but noticed their over clocked scores were much higher. I am willing to try to over clock some but am lost at what to do.
These are some of the setting with an asterisk along side of mine now. Wondering if someone could advise me of what I could try at my own risk. Which would you change and to what?

System performance
Normal *
Turbo

Cpu
100
133 *

Frequency 1 MHz Stepping
100*
Says Over clock the CPU Front side Bus in 1 MHz then type in the desired CPU Front size Bus

CPU ratio Select
Auto * Default
6.0 x 6.5x
7.0 x 7.5x
8.0 x 8.5x
9.0 x 9.5x
10.0 x 10.5x
11.0 x 11.5x
12.0 x 13x
14.0 x

CPU Vcore Select
Default +0.200v *
+0.025v +0.225v
+0.050v +0.250v
+0.075v -0.025v
+0.100v -0.050v
+0.125v -0.075v
+0.150v -0.100v
+0.175v

As I said I know nothing about this stuff and am just learning but I can drive a truck with a 4x4 transmission with 16 forward gears, Ha Ha well it least is something.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2002 12:07 pm

I've got the Dragon+ too, and just how much you can OC depends on the chip, your cooling mechanisms and the devices in your PC.

<i>System performance
Normal *
Turbo
</i>

Try turbo. Doing so basically ups your RAM timings, you can see the difference in the RAM settings in BIOS (cant remember the exact steps). Check for stability.

<i>Cpu
100
133 * </i>

yup

<i>
Frequency 1 MHz Stepping
100*
Says Over clock the CPU Front side Bus in 1 MHz then type in the desired CPU Front size Bus
</i>

133 MHz FSB. If you PgDwn it increases 1MHz, I think PgUp will jump to 133. You can try and push it over that, but your limited to the speed of your devices.

<i>
CPU ratio Select
Auto * Default
6.0 x 6.5x
7.0 x 7.5x
8.0 x 8.5x
9.0 x 9.5x
10.0 x 10.5x
11.0 x 11.5x
12.0 x 13x
14.0 x
</i>

I think 10.5 is normal. You can try and up this, it will increase the internal clock speed by a lot (FSBxMulti).

<i>
CPU Vcore Select
Default +0.200v *
+0.025v +0.225v
+0.050v +0.250v
+0.075v -0.025v
+0.100v -0.050v
+0.125v -0.075v
+0.150v -0.100v
+0.175v
</i>

You'll need to up the voltage once your really OCing your chip.

Be careful, take your time and experiment. You should be safe at 133MHz FSB because that's what the chip and mobo run at. Above that, don't make jumps more than 1-2MHz at a time, check stability and CPU temps with each change.

I run an Athlon 1.4, and haven't messed with the XP yet but maybe some other folks here could enlighten us on that point :wink:

Have fun
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