I am having a hard time getting a good CPU overclock with my 2.4C on an Abit IS7. Right now I have the stock cooler and am planning on getting a Zalman CNPS7000. The stock cooler provides temps of 45-50 deg C at idle.
I have set the RAM ratio to 3:3 and 5:4 to no avail. I have bumped up the voltage to 1.75v. I have even tried bumping up the RAM voltage even though it isnt exceeding 200. The best speed I can usually get is around 230 FSB. Not a very good overclock it seems.
Should I try 1.8 or 1.9 vcore or just wait for a better cooler? Will 1.9v harm the CPU over the long term? Any other ideas?
Wow wtf - I have the same setup. Stock voltages and cooling I can set the FSB to 250 no problem. If I bump the VCore to 1.650 I can get it to 267. After some Prime95 the BIOS reads the Temps at about 63C. Right now Im using DDR370 with that 3:2 divider. Is it worth it to upgrade to DDR433 to run it at the 5:4 divider?
Oh yeah since were on IS7 problems, When you installed that LAN, did the drivers tell you that you had the GigaBit Ethernet? Thats a glitch right? The IS7 only comes with 10/100 Ethernet so why the hell is it saying GigaBit?!
Intel P4 2.4C @ ???, ABIT IS7, Stock Intel HSF, Kingston HyperX PC3000 512MB @177MHz, Radeon 9700Pro, SB Live 5.1<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by fdtzeng on 07/16/03 05:35 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I hope they could make a game called overclocking so you guys could save your self some money by overclocking a sim game computer(Virtual).The point is you buy a CPU and spend more to get it to a certian GIGHZ of what you want than a original would have cost you in the first place.Go figure!!.