Skip to content

Over-Clocking the AMD Athlon XP 2500+

August 22, 2010

I spent this whole week trying to optimize my AMD CPU by playing around with all the available settings in the BIOS, only to find that almost every time I started up Ubuntu, the system froze after a while of doing moderately intensive computing. I found that when the system was forced over 90%, the system would freeze. Of course, I thought it was a FSD or multiplier problem, but never did my changes actually fix the problem (for more than a few extra minutes anyway). So, finally I remembered how I had bumped the CPU voltage setting up to 1.75v, and remembered that there’s a setting that actually dynamically determines the proper voltage! After enabling this setting in the “Frequency/Something-or-Other” menu, the whole thing worked (and still is).

Happy OC-ing!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: