I'm very impressed that this works; I never got an XP1800 to POST on a KT7-RAID. Good job getting maximum value from your KT7A!
Thanks - I'm impressed too! It was more having good advice to work from really, and then just hammering all the BIOS settings until she stopped her bitchin'
There is an excellent (and very long) thread on OCforums here on how to do it and what multiplier settings to use. It's well worth a read.
Yeah, I had a good read of that before I bought the new CPU - it is a great thread and there are some invaluable tips there. I probably wouldn't have had the confidence to try it without finding that info first.
I was going to try a TBred a few months back, which looked good but then I found out about the XP-M and just it seemed too good to be true: Barton at 133fsb 1.45v stock... now, I couldn't pass that up
It comes up as "unknown processor" but works at stock voltage and speed perfectly (for 6 months+ now). Not had much success undervolting though, I get errors in Prime95 if I try. Doesn't bother me though.
Even at stock voltage and slightly underclocked, it's still a big step up thermally and in horsepower from something like the old Thunderbird Athlon I had in there before.
I've not had a chance to play much with undervolting, so I don't really know how low it'll go. Like I said before though, one thing (for me at least) that seemed to have a big impact was the 3.3v setting. I don't know why this is. From what I hear though, these XP-M's are supposed to be fairly decent undervolters (although even better overvolters).
Lifecycle, you may be able to change the multiplier settings to run faster from the info on that thread.
Yeah although I think it requires a socket wire trick for me to get multipliers over 12.5x. Again, OC Forums
has the goods on this one. I'm pretty busy lately and don't really have the time to take the whole machine apart again to do this, as I need to keep it running. Besides, it's plenty fast for me at 1.6Ghz
No doubt, I will get bored at some point in the future and try it then, though... hmmmm 2Ghz+... just try and stop me
It's enabled me to extend the life of this excellent mobo by a year or so.
Yep, me too. My KT7A is three and a half years old ... I'm hoping to get it up to a magical 5 years old before getting a new board and retiring it
Me and my KT7A have been through a lot together...