Registry Errors When Overclocking 2500+

Discussion in 'Hardware & Software' started by Fil, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. Fil

    Fil Newbie

    Aug 27, 2004
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    Hey, my friend has the amd 2500+ and he overclock it to 3200+ in the bios. Then when he boots his computer registry errors starts happening it pops up when he signs in, and after that the computer runs fine the temp goes up about 8 degrees. Do the registry errors happen because the com is unstable or is it because of something else, and how do u fix them?

    My friends specs:

    Windows Xp Pro
    asus a7v8x-x
    amd barton 2500+
    768 ram pc 3200
    60 Gb Western Digital
    Gefore 4 MX 440 128 MB
  2. Rhalle

    Rhalle Newbie

    Jun 17, 2004
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    From my experience you get registry errors when overclocking for 2 reasons. One I'm certain of, and the other is just a guess:

    1. If you overclock and the vcore (or memory voltage) is too low, it will cause registry errors when loading windows.

    2. Windows thinks of your processor as running at a certain speed; if you change it alot, then Windows freaks out some.

    You could try turning up the vcore and memory voltage a little and see if that helps. This will raise the temps some, of course.

    And/or you could try using a registry cleaning app like one in System Mechanic, or the one made by intel called regclean; it clears invalid registry entries. If the problem is caused by too low a vcore, or that is just too much overclock (2500 to 3200 is a lot) for the chip or the memory to handle, then it will not 'fix' the problem.

    If that doesn't work, and your comp is stable with the overclock and you want to keep it at that speed there anyway, and you've got the time and patience-- you could format and re-install windows with the overclock running. Kind of a pain, but it might be worth it. I'd try the other things first, though.

    With that graphics card, overclocking the cpu won't result in much of an overall gaming performance change, as the mmx440 is probably already the bottleneck even at 2500 speeds.

    (oh and with that Asus board and 2.4c you should be running that badboy at at least 3.2g :afro: )
  3. psyno

    psyno Newbie

    Oct 12, 2003
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    In my experience #2 has never happened. You might try raising the voltages as suggested. What temperatures are you seeing?

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