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Fine-Tuning

Discussion in 'Recording' started by SonOfSmawg, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    On the Asus P4B533, I read that it has "Adjustable AGP/PCI frequency setting and CPU/memory frequency ratio".
    My XP333 doesn't have as much flexibility, and in my case, the added flexibility (like on the ASUS board) would help tremendously. My FSB is at 120. I'm at a 3:1 ratio, giving me 40 on my PCI and 80 on my AGP. If I change to a 4:1 ratio, it only gives me 30 PCI and 60 AGP. I tried that before, and I couldn't boot-up. My CPU voltage is up to 8.5 and my RAM voltage is 2.7 ... both already boosted as much as I want to go. 120 is as high as I can get the FSB to go, given my current limitations. To play one of my games, I have to back the FSB down to 118 or the game crashes, which I believe is due to the 40 on the PCI bus (PCI graphics card).
    So, my question is ... Is there any sort of utility that I can get that will give me the ability to independently adjust my AGP/PCI frequency setting and CPU/memory frequency ratio, as on the ASUS board, or perhaps something similar?
    Since my 950 Athlon only has a 200FSB, I doubt that I can squeeze any more out of it than the 120 (240), but my memory is true DDR2700 and could take a hell of a lot more than it's currently running. Plus, having the ability to tweak the PCI freq down to about 35 or 36 would improve my stability greatly.
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    No, the BIOS is your tuning program...if there is an update to the BIOS than yes, you could...if there was such a program I would no endorse it in the long run as that may eventually cause more havok than help
    Opus
     
  3. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    I just thought I'd read something, recently, about a utility that will allow you to tweak your PCI/AGP separately from your CPU/memory. The big jump from 3:1 to 4:1 is ridiculous. With so many people overclocking, you would think that companies would be more concerned with fine tuning capabilities. I'm stuck right in the middle ... I need 3.5:1.
    When I started purchasing my components, my intention was to spend as little as possible, because I just use the peecee as a glorified X-Box. If I'd have thought it out more, I would have spent a little more and bought a CPU with a 266 FSB. Maybe when the new AMD CPUs come out, I'll upgrade. An extra 512Mb of DDR couldn't hurt, either.
     

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