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September 12, 2003 4:10:03 PM

Hi there

This is my first post here and I am thinking of building an O/C P4 system as well. I was thinking of a 2.4 or 2.6 or 2.8 in a Gigabyte GA-8PENXP or GA-8IPE100 Pro2 or GA-8IG1000 Pro along with PC4000 DDR from Corsair or Kingston.
Any comments? And one question nobody asks is how long will my cpu,ram,system last at FSB 225 or 250 MHz. Will it shorten my systems lifespan, and if so how bably.
Cos then I will run it at stock speeds.

Thanks Everybody

P.S Is a Geforce FX 5600 Ultra 256MB a good buy or should I get something faster to match the system. I like to get +18000 in 3DMark2001SE (20000 would be perfect).

Leader of TEAMPHOBOS

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September 12, 2003 5:47:48 PM

I bought IS7 $109 great price 2.4C OC to 3.0 running stable forr 3+ weeks. With stock Hsf. Fsb set at 250 Should last 2 years.
September 12, 2003 5:49:27 PM

The 9800 Pro is the best vid card right now. Don't have money for 9800 Pro buy 9800 Non Pro.
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September 12, 2003 9:43:36 PM

20K will be impossible without some serious heavy overclock on your CPU and Graphics card. I did 22k on my system but that's when my graphics card's clocked at max which is more than 110mhz more than the original core clock.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 12, 2003 10:06:25 PM

How's the PC4000 working?
September 12, 2003 10:12:00 PM

Haven't got my 4000 yet.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 13, 2003 3:59:45 AM

I thought you had it allready? The puter store you get it from ran out? By that time they'll have PC4200.
September 13, 2003 4:45:36 AM

They're ordering it. Canadian retailers are slow at getting new stuff, they won't be getting DDR4200 for at least another 2 months.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 13, 2003 8:01:37 AM

My PC4000 is working fine if you just wanted a general answer about PC4000. I was thinking about getting PC4200 as I though my cpu might do 3.2g. But even at 1.725v she is still not 100% stable. Close but no cigar. I'll just have to be happy with what I have. Which is really good.

P4 2.4c @ 3.0 ASUS P4P800 dx Geil Golden Dragon PC4000 2.5,3,3,6 250FSB 1:1 Radeon 9800 non-pro 2 Maxtor 60gig 7200rpm 8mb cach in raid 0 SB Audigy 2 Antec True 480
September 13, 2003 4:56:53 PM

Well siranthony I kinda feel sorry for you, u got a really bad chip.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 13, 2003 8:51:05 PM

Hey don't feel sorry for me. I am very happy with it. I mean I have a system most people can't buy. O/C a 2.4 to 3.0 is a very good O/C especially running the memory at 1:1 250. Maybe when the prices come down some more I will try a malaysian chip. If they are still around as I think Intel is changing the 2.4c to thwart us overclockers. I don't know why. We would be buying AMD if not for this nice oportunity.

P4 2.4c @ 3.0 ASUS P4P800 dx Geil Golden Dragon PC4000 2.5,3,3,6 250FSB 1:1 Radeon 9800 non-pro 2 Maxtor 60gig 7200rpm 8mb cach in raid 0 SB Audigy 2 Antec True 480
September 13, 2003 8:56:55 PM

On the subject of "how long will my overclocked cpu last". It depends. If you haven't upped the vcore much and the chip is running cool. I don't see why it would not ;ast as long as any other intel CPU. If you up the vcore considerably and or run the chip hot. Who knows how long it will last. Could be a couple of years or a couple of days. Thats the chance you take.

P4 2.4c @ 3.0 ASUS P4P800 dx Geil Golden Dragon PC4000 2.5,3,3,6 250FSB 1:1 Radeon 9800 non-pro 2 Maxtor 60gig 7200rpm 8mb cach in raid 0 SB Audigy 2 Antec True 480
September 13, 2003 9:01:44 PM

Ok, then I won't feel sorry for you LOL. Oh yeah BTW, your 9800 non-pro is that card locked in bios so you can't change the frequency?

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 14, 2003 12:22:12 AM

Two months before PC4200. Can you wait that long before you can buy?
September 14, 2003 1:41:08 AM

If I wait any longer I won't be able to return my 3700 because i only got 3 month/product.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 14, 2003 4:29:35 AM

You going to leave your P4 for an A64?
September 14, 2003 4:30:52 AM

fx = garbage. look at halflife 2. ati is the only way to go.
September 14, 2003 4:50:32 AM

I'm going to sell it when there's an extremely overclockable A64, something like the extraordinary 1700+ TbredB.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 14, 2003 4:52:42 AM

The FX series is what can I say, a failure? or should i simply say they're pieces of sh*t with great cooling. Radeon 9600pro is a great card for overclocking if you get some better GPU cooling, the 9800 non-pro is the best deal if you're not planning to deplete your bank account. I didn't mention the 9700 series because they're officialy discontinued, but you can still find them it's just hard.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 14, 2003 10:39:08 AM

Actually I haven't got the 9800 yet. Should be here any day. I'm planning on changing the bios to 9800 pro if I have the right memory. I will be selling my 9500 non pro on ebay. If anyone is interested. Let me know.

P4 2.4c @ 3.0 ASUS P4P800 dx Geil Golden Dragon PC4000 2.5,3,3,6 250FSB 1:1 Radeon 9800 non-pro 2 Maxtor 60gig 7200rpm 8mb cach in raid 0 SB Audigy 2 Antec True 480
September 14, 2003 3:08:07 PM

Maybe one of the new Scotty's will be a great OC'er
September 14, 2003 3:40:05 PM

I don't think i'll go too far with OC since i'm currently kinda broke, and my dad won't help me because he said I've spent enough on my computer alrdy. I wanted a watercooling kit, but my mom's like nooooo, if there's a leak you'll kill your computer then you'll be screwed. I can't argue with my mom she's too dumb to admit she's wrong.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 15, 2003 3:16:58 AM

Thats what I don't like about water. One leak youe dead in the water. At least with air you can fix it cheap.
September 15, 2003 4:33:38 PM

Hi there guys

Just checking my bank balance, and trying to calculate my income, and trying to calc' my expeneses etc.etc.etc...
and it looks like I will only have enough money for a PC in Jan/Feb 2004. Thats about R11000 (South Arican Money), and well just to give you guys a clue. In South Africa a P4 2.4 is R1600 and an FX5600 is R2000 and a FX5900 Ultra is R6000 and a P4 3.2 is R5500. My point is that at the end of Feb2004 wont a athlon64 be a better by. R11000 is like 1400US Dollars.

Leader of TEAMPHOBOS
September 15, 2003 6:11:22 PM

What ever you do don't buy the 5900 ultra because it's soooo bad compare to the 9800pro. And the 9800pro 128 meg should be cheaper so get that if you can.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
September 16, 2003 3:43:41 AM

P4 2.4C you can OC the heck out of it. Mine 3.0.
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