P4 overclock for MSI board

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I'm having a little trouble with my motherboard overclocking options, I
have a
MSI ms-6534 motherboard and it is able to clock up to a 2.2 ghz
CPU. Well I have
a 2.5 Pentium 4 CPU, and I understand that I am over
my limit but like when I
loaded it up the CPU was only going at 1.9
ghz.....please tell me how I can
clock the CPU up to the max (2.2 I
guess), I am kinda hoping that it can do its

System Information
Time of this report: 9/3/2005, 18:52:08
Machine name: TRIGGERHAPPY
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195)
Service Pack 4
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Micro-Star Inc.                
System Model: MS-6534                        
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz, ~1.9GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
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Re: P4 overclock for MSI board

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That's not strictly correct. It's probably capable of running a faster CPU
than that. However, the 2.2GHz 400MHz FSB CPU is the fastest it *officially*

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Methinks you mean a 2.53GHz Pentium 4. Important difference, as your CPU
runs on the 533MHz front side bus. That's a slight problem as your
motherboard - officially again - only supports 400MHz CPUs.

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Not at all surprising given that your motherboard defaults to 100MHz FSB and
your CPU has a 19x internal multiplier. 100MHz x 19 = 1.9GHz

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To do that you'd need a 2.2GHz 400MHz CPU.

All that system summary, and you didn't think to tell us what type of memory
you have. Do you have PC2100, PC3200, something else?

Depending on what overclocking options your mainboard offers, and depending
on what memory you have, you may be able to run this CPU at its full rated
speed. The first thing you will have to check is whether the board has any
BIOS based clock setting functionality. If it does, you will need to set the
front side bus at 133MHz. You will  also have to set the memory bus divider
and memory timings according to the RAM you have installed.

If you want to tell us exactly what (if anything) you see in the motherboard
BIOS's clock speed setting section, as well as tell us about your memory,
we'd be able to help you more specifically.

Richard Hopkins
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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