I increased voltage by .025V, and the PC won't start up
Posted on 2003-11-06
I have an MSI K7N-2 Delta. I took up my voltage for my CPU from 1.75 (standard) to 1.775 (+.025V). That's not even a tenth more, which is where most overclockers begin! I know of XP 2500 CPUs that run at 2.1V! Anyway, I have an XP 2000 with a huge heatsink that has a copper core. I only had my PC running for 4 seconds, twice. I tried to start up with the BIOS reset the second time, and still nothing happened.
Could I have damaged my power supply? It's an Xcase dual fan 460W thing I got from amamax.com for $17.
For the past two days, I have had my CMOS battery sitting outside of the case. However, I'm still skeptical. What should I do if my PC doesn't start up again?
Here's the summary of my question:
What's the standard voltage for an Athlon XP? 1.75, I am sure of it. I set that and .025 more. Then, I saved that and restarted my PC. Now, I get no beep, no signal to my monitor, nor can I reset the BIOS to start over. I waited only 4 seconds before I shut off my PC with the new voltage. I tried to reset the BIOS, and that didn't work. That added another 4 seconds to the running time, if the voltage wasn't reset by then.