Processor Tips and Tweaks

Tools, Tips and Tricks

By H.Oda

Warning: These tools should only be used by those individuals thoroughly familiar with motherboards, motherboard chipsets, processors (CPU’s) and the drivers and files necessary to make them work properly. The files and tools noted below can cause damage if not used correctly. Our Disclaimer of responsibility applies to these files as well as any others that you may find throughout our Web site!

SoftFSB (Screen Shot)

 SoftFSB is used to change the base clock (FSB – Front Side Bus) frequency without having to restart the computer.

Version 1.7-g1 o  Released 2/12/2000  o  Download sfsb17g1.exe o  This is a Beta Version
 Alt Download: SoftFSB
SoftFSB Plugins


H. Oda has released 9 new plug-ins for SoftFSB.

The new plug ins support Cypress/IC Works clocks model numbers; W195x, W199x, W207x, W209x, W210x, W211x, W216x, W219x, and W229x.

The other plug-ins support motherboards with the ICS System Clocks 9248 series, model numbers; 54,59,68,72-74,77-79,81,84,86,87, and 90. Simply unzip them into your SoftFSB directory. Obviously, you need an ICS chip to take advantage of these plugins.

These are the early plugins:


W195x W209x W216x
W199x W210x W219x
W207x W211x W229x

SoftFSB Plugin for Abit KA-7 and KA-7-100

This is a new plugin for the Abit KA7’s PhaseLink clock generator PLL205-01xc

Now, you can set the FSB in Windows without rebooting or using the bios. There are 32 FSB options are available from 66mhz to 155mhz. When setting your FSB, you will need to be sure that no other programs are running in the event your system can not accept your setting and freeze.

Here are the set up steps:

  1. Fire up your SoftFSB software preferably version 1.7 or 1.8 (above).
  2. Click on Target Clock Generator.
  3. Go to File, Import PLL-IC and click on file ka7pll205-01.pll in the directory where you saved the attachment.
  4. Click Open to import the file and “PhaseLink PLL205-01” should appear in the drop down list.
  5. Click on “Get FSB” button and 32 FSB positions(ticks)on the slider should appear.
  6. Use the slider to set whatever FSB you want (use small increment at time).
  7. Click “Set FSB” button to make changes.
  8. No need to reboot unless your computer froze.

Download the KA7.pll Here

Here’s another plugin for the ABIT KA7 / KA7-100 / KT7 / KT7-100 model motherboards

Download the PLL205-01xc


WCPUID (Screenshot)

WCPUID displays the CPU information of your personal computer. It shows the Internal / External Clock, Multiplier, Cache information, AGP information etc.

Version: 2.8 (Freeware) Released: 8/06/2000 File Size: 106Kb

OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

WCPUID runs on the Intel Pentium or compatible CPU that maintains CPUID/RDTSC instructions, and runs on Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 in both Japanese and English languages. In addition, it is able to determine if the CPU supports MMX / 3D-Now! / SSE (KNI) technology. WCPUID can measure any clock speed up to 2 decimal points. The included documents provide necessary information regarding its the use of this product.

Available Downloads:

From the developer: Download wcpu280.exe

New Cyrix III Samuel Core CPUID Data File: Download wcpuid.dat



WCPUCLK (Screenshot)

This program displays the actual CPU clock speed in real time.

Version: 1.3 (Freeware) Released: 9/25/1999 File Size: 21Kb

OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

Download: wclk130.exe

Alternate Download: wclk130.exe


WCPUL2 (Screenshot)

This program rewrites the Latency of the L2 cache of the CPU such as Intel Pentium II/III/Celeron. It is a special device driver (Win32) which is loaded during the boot-up process.

Version: 1.6 (Freeware) Released: 4/25/1999 File Size: 46.7Kb

OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

Download: wl2dd160.exe

Alternate Download: wl2dd160.exe


WCPUL2D (Screenshot)

This program rewrites the Latency of the L2 cache of the CPU, such as Intel Pentium II/III/Celeron. It is a special device driver (DOS) which is loaded during the boot-up process.

Version: 1.6 (Freeware) Released: 4/25/1999 File Size: 11.3Kb

OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

Download: wl2rm160.exe


WPCREDIT (Screenshot)

This program enables you to edit the PCI Configuration Register. The settings corresponding to each chip set/device are saved in a separate file. If you prepare separate message files for each chip set, it could be used to edit various chip sets.

Version: 1.2a (Freeware) Released: 4/25/1999 File Size: 66.6Kb

OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

Download: wpcre12a.exe

Alternate Download: wpcre12a.exe

i820 Chipset
for SDRAM User
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i820 Chipset
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430FX Chipset . 2000/04/08 . . 1,302 Byte


WPCRSET (Screenshot)

WPCRSET is a device driver that changes PCI Configuration Register when the OS boots up. Although WPCREDIT edits the registry by a wizard, but WPCRSET changes the registration during the booting process.

Version: 1.2 (Freeware) Released: 4/25/1999 File Size: 61Kb

OS: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

Download: wpcrs120.exe

Alternate: wpcrs120.exe

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This page updated: 10/16/2000

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