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OC'ing ability with P4 1.8W on ABIT TH7-RAID

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April 5, 2002 6:44:49 AM

Trying to find out my possibilities with that cpu/mobo combo... ive pushed it up to 1890mhz at 105fsb. I dont have a way to fix the PCI/AGP buss on this board with Soft Menu II so im looking for ideas or info from someone else who had OC'd this type of setup. Oh, the voltage atm is at 1.775v (think that was it).

Any help is much appreciated.

Edited: Lemme give ya some more detail on my system so you'll know what im dealing with here...

P4 1.8W (423 pin)
ABIT TH7-RAID
1024 RAMBUS (4 sticks of 256meg PC800)
2 IBM 40 gig 60 GXP in RAID0
Xtasy GeForce4 Ti4600 128ram (320/730)
SoundBlaster Audigy eX
Win XP
Koolance PC-601 Liquid cooled case (CPU, Vid card and both HDD's are water cooled)

I currently run at 31c idle at 1890mhz, under heavy 3d benching it warmed up to max of 37c so far(gotta love water cooling) but my case runs a bit warm at 48c but that is because i have 0 case fans, only PSU and the fans on my radiator are in this pc... its one quite sumbitch :)  hoping to keep it that way if i can.

So, even if i keep my PCI bus down to around 34ish (its at 35mhz right now) i will be able to bump up the fsb speeds? or will that raise my AGP bus (wich is at 70mhz right now) to much?

Thanks in advance.

Was hoping to get a little more outta <A HREF="http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3176343" target="_new">This</A> but it seems im limited to 2 OC setting's since i cant lock the AGP bus :( 
April 5, 2002 7:48:40 AM

Hmmm, just tried raising it a notch more on the FSB, was to much... apparently it continues to raise the AGP bus off the scale. I had to clear my CMOS and reset the BIOS... seems 1890mhz is where im stuck at unless somebody can show me a way to lock that AGP bus.
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April 19, 2002 1:50:57 AM

I like the gigabyte board, as I use these in DDR based systems specificly.

They clock very high, lots of options in bios for overclocking too.

This is one of the top DDR boards IMO

You are limited to what your mind can perceive.
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April 19, 2002 4:29:43 AM

Wrong one dude, the one I listed was the i850 board.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
April 19, 2002 6:29:29 PM

Doh, I use the GA-8IRX gigabte board for DDR.

Never used the board you mentioned. But Gigabyte does cater to the overclocker.

The dual bios seems cool, Ive only had 1 board in the passed few years come in with bad bios from factory but Im sure people will mess up flashing.




You are limited to what your mind can perceive.
April 19, 2002 6:31:22 PM

I looked over the specs, that board is almost laid out exactly like the TH7-II.

You are limited to what your mind can perceive.
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April 19, 2002 10:28:36 PM

I noticed that too. I really like the extra PCI slot. I was hoping it would have better DRCG's than the TH7-II also.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
April 23, 2002 4:01:22 PM

Heh, i end up ditching that ABIT TH7 P4 1.8W for a ABIT TH7II P4 2.2... got it OC'd to 3ghz (stable) and am very happy with it, i run 33c at idle and 36c under heavy load (Koolance fully water cooled PC-601 case).

1890mhz was the max i could get outta that willy so it had to go :p 
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