November 24, 2008 at 7:54 am #159507sideeffectMember
Both the Asus eee and the MSI wind support overclocking of the CPU. The Atom processor used in the netbooks is actually rated up to 1.8Ghz.
So far I have tried using setfsb and clockgen to change the FSB speed but neither seem compatible yet and I was unable to find a working pll to control the chipset.
The MSI and ASUS PLL’s are not compatible. Has anyone managed to overclock their nc10 at all?
I know that its a small netbook and it will reduce battery life and increase heat etc. So please dont reply about that.March 31, 2009 at 8:04 pm #171017juan974Member
it snow possible : check for last setfsb version it supports nc10 (pll cv179cnlg)
March 31, 2009 at 8:12 pm #171018March 31, 2009 at 8:13 pm #170991jezMember
juan974 – I edited the post to make the picture a bit smaller 🙂
Thanks for posting this.April 1, 2009 at 1:22 am #170994AJMember
is 1806.6 the max OC?
why cant you go higher, heat?April 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm #171014April 1, 2009 at 5:59 pm #170996Jonny BlondMember
sounds good, but can some one who knows what there doing, over clock there nc10 test, then post instructions / walk through. !?!April 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm #171019gordoMember
Incidentally, the NC10 SE (or at least mine) does not have the same clock generator. It has a Silego SLG8SP513V instead (previously used in the Samsung R70 I believe). I know because I was unable to get SetFSB to work with the cv179cnlg cited above and opened up the case to find out what was inside.
The SLG8SP513V clock generator only supports FSB speeds of 100 up to 400 in 33MHz increments. Therefore, with the stock clock at 133MHz, you can’t overclock the NC10 SE as the next incremental step of 166MHz is too high an FSB for the Atom CPU to handle — it hangs the system.
I checked with the author of SetFSB and he confirmed that this clock generator was incapable of more granular adjustment.
Having said that, I’ve had some limited success UNDERclocking the NC10 SE to FSB 100. Not sure what the difference means battery life-wise, but I expect probably around a 5-10% savings. Moving FSB from 133 to 100 and vice versa in SetFSB is not 100% reliable however, as about 25% of the time, the system locks up anyway.
On a related note, I suspect that the new N110 will use the same clock generator as the NC10 SE, so it may be less overclockable than the NC10.April 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm #171020frMember
works well with fsb 🙂April 2, 2009 at 1:55 am #170997Don_AudioMember
works well with fsb 🙂
More details please.April 2, 2009 at 9:20 am #171004KiNeLMember
Each to their own of course and not criticising at all but I’d really like it if someone could explain why they would even want to overclock an NC10, or any similar Netbook for that matter.
What is there of any real worth to be gained ?.April 5, 2009 at 2:18 am #171021frMember
the system runs 1728 MHz without porblems down to 700 MHz. i use the nc10 with technicaldesigntools, with an external monitor, runs quiet good, but it really needs the 2GB Ram, ram use 1280 MB, and I played unreal 2004 on it. with 1728 MHz UT runs with a resolution of 1280*1024 …. outstanding 🙂
why using setfsb? more power at home and more batterylife on the road 😉April 7, 2009 at 9:21 am #171011CoruptBunnyMember
I seem to be having trouble getting over 1715 Mhz..April 7, 2009 at 9:40 am #171005lazylobsterMember
Clocked mine to 1715 and it seems stable. Have managed to clock it beyond this, but get a white screen of death crash when using. So 1715 seems the safe level.
Performance wise, this over clocking gives me an ave 7.1% improvement over the standard 1600 speed.
[img]speed.jpg[/img]April 7, 2009 at 10:47 am #170998sonysandyMember
Does this actually work?
First time I tried it just made my screen go a scary purple!
Second time setFSB said it was 1.8gig, but CPU-Z still said 1.6, so I closed CPU-Z and i kept getting windows errors until I rebooted?
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