overclocking help

right let me start by saying u guys are a helpfull bunch :D

i have never overclocked and decided its about time but i havent a clue how to do it, if someone could plz talk me through this with like, step 1. step 2. etc etc.. i would be greatful :)

my system:

asus p4s800d
p4 2.8e prescott
2x 256mb twinmos in dual
saphire 9800pro
wd 80gb hdd
etc etc

if it is posible i would like to get it upto around 3.2ghz i have 2 case fans and a half decent cpu fan & heatsink (will get new if needed)

if u need more infomation plz ask

ty in advance phill aka Boo
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  1. Read my guide on the top of this forum. It has step by step instructions.

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  2. u say the prescott runs hot ive seen all over the place that it does, i know its not much 2.8 < 3.2 but will this produce much of a heat increase?

    ive just looked through your guide and im sry to say im a noob and dont understand much like the timmings and the ratio stuff. if its not to much trouble for someone could they jot it down here idiot proff for me? hehe ty
  3. What you should do before you overclock is run prime 95 for a while see how high your temps get.What type of heatsink fan do you have? the stock one?

    Here cut from scotts guide
    Quote:
    These are Intel's newest 0.09 micron technology CPUs, they're suppose to scale better than the 0.13 micron Northwoods, but the current C0 revision has a heat issue, therefore it's not a great overclocker compare to NorthwoodC, and these chips at the same frequency, performs worse than Northwood. Just refer to the overclocking guide of NorthwoodC if you own one of these but there is one thing that's different.

    The change is that these CPUs are on the 0.09micron technology, therefore vcore above 1.55 will not help, and at that it'll make sure your chip lasts for a few years. These chips generally could reach to about 3.6Ghz on good air, and about 3.8Ghz on water, 4.0-4.1Ghz on Prometeia.




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  4. the fans i got arnt stock but they aint anything special will get 2 new case fans and new cpu fan/heatsink (any recomendations for all 3 welcome) as they sound like my pc in a F1 wind tunnel testing out for silverstone, i will benchmark for heat a bit later.
  5. Ethier swiftech of thermalright heatsinks are the way to go.

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  6. Go for watercooling, i believe it's a better investement than hsf, since all you need to do is to buy socket adaptors, instead of a whole heatsink.

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  7. well i havent overclocked it yet but at idle it seems to run at about 47c - 50c when i play farcry it hits upto 64c acording to asus probe :( this is with stock cooling is this about normal?
  8. Yes it's normal, Prescotts are HOT! But Intel still wants you to stay under 72C.

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  9. For a prescott this is normal I think, they can tolerate higher temps than the northwoods. However you are going to need a better hsf if you do overclock because it will produce more heat.

    <font color=blue>P4c 2.6@3.25
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    Abit AI7
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  10. if i change my hsf how much could i lower it by? i have a budget for this set to £40
  11. Pick up a coolermaster Hyper6, it comes with 1 80mm fan, but buy another quite one, with dual fan setup, this should lower your load temp by at least 10, with the use of AS5 or ceramique.

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  12. I wasn't able to find that cooler on frozencpu or the heatsink factory.

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  13. Do you really want to buy something from a <A HREF="http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=7307&Category_Code=" target="_new">canadian</A> site?

    There's that whole import/export duties crap.

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  14. ive looked up the hyper 6 <A HREF="http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Coolermaster_122.html" target="_new">http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Coolermaster_122.html</A> but it dont come with a fan :/ or is this the wrong 1?
  15. It does come with a fan, they don't show it, but it comes with a silent fan, pick up a 80mm panaflo or papst fan low airflow fan, so you'll have a dual silent fan setup.

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  16. Thermalright SP-97. Best heatsink. Period.

    Couple that with a fan with atleast a 70 CFM rating. Make sure the fan comes with a controller so you really only have to turn up the RPM's of the fan while you are gaming or benching.

    Have the D0 steppings STILL not come out?
  17. Or you could go with this new thermalright <A HREF="http://www.systemcooling.com/thermalright_xp120-01.html" target="_new">http://www.systemcooling.com/thermalright_xp120-01.html</A>

    Btw panther the p4 version is the sp-94 the amd version is the sp-97 :)

    I know whats up that is intel ever going to relase the D0 stepping in the US?

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  18. Hyper6 beats Thermalright's SP series, that's why Thermalright released the AX-120.

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  19. Right you are.

    OMG I had no idea there was this much competition in the heatsink field. Well I will have to refrain from what i said. The xp 120 is the best heatsink right now. But they arent in production.. yet?

    Also, the coolermaster looks really nice but the best price i could find on it was around 55 USD.

    Best price I could find the SP 94 is 40 USD

    NOW CHECK THIS OUT!: Thermalright SLK-947U for 20 USD! man what a steal
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  20. I'm getting chilled water setup:D

    Garbage can with peltiers for reservoir, Toyota Corolla Heatercore for radiator.

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  21. Remember Hyper6 comes with a fan.

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  22. is the fan built inside the Hyper 6 KHC-V81? ive just seen it on their website it says it has 1 but i cant see it, the other thing u say get a 2nd fan is that to screw it to the side of the heat sink? <A HREF="http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=english&Language_s=2&url_place=product&p_serial=KHC-V81&other_title=+KHC-V81+Hyper 6&PHPSESSID=3740febfc789f790727bf5d0629bfa70" target="_new">http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=english&Language_s=2&url_place=product&p_serial=KHC-V81&other_title=+KHC-V81+Hyper 6&PHPSESSID=3740febfc789f790727bf5d0629bfa70</A>
  23. No the fan is not built in, it's a separate 80mm fan which you have to screw in once you get the whole package. If you buy another 80mm fan, you just screw it in on the other side.

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  24. ah it all makes sence now :) ive orderd that heastsink and also orderd a new fan <A HREF="http://www.vantec.com.tw/stealth_fan.html" target="_new">http://www.vantec.com.tw/stealth_fan.html</A> hopefully be nice and quite, they should be here monday tuesday.

    at the moment idle is 44-45c and full load is 66-67c i will post results of new temp when they come
  25. Oh yeah don't forget to use AS5 or AS ceramique, they'll help a little bit.

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  26. AS5 or AS ceramique?? whats this mate?
  27. That's the thermal grease which you apply between the CPU core and the heatsink, full names are Arctic Silver 5, and Arctic Ceramique, silver 5 is a little better, but i personally prefer ceramique since it's non-conductive.

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  28. i got some high performance thermal compound from cooler master here, im sure that will be ok to use
  29. 1 other thing when i set it up shall i have 1 fan sucking other 1 blowing or both sucking in or both blowing out?
  30. 1 suck 1 blow...

    that doesn't sound right...

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  31. me /bows down to you, m8 if i seen u in a pub id buy a pint, the hsf + extra fan came today bloody good service

    new temps

    idle temp 31-33c
    full temp 37-39c

    old temps

    idle 44-45c
    full 66-67c

    i would recommend this to anyone
  32. Damn thats damn good.

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  33. How's noise level on that thing?

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  34. Now see how high you can overclock.Should be able to do 3.6 at least as long as it doesn't get to hot.

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  35. its actualy very quiet i had to diconnect my case fan to hear it lol, do u think i will be able to over clock it to 3.2? i will have to wait a mth when i get my new ram coz atm i am running ddr2100 @ 266 will be getting 2x256 @ 800 then 2x512 @ 800.

    spec atm

    ASUSTeK P4S800D
    P4 2.8E Prescott 800fsb
    DDR266 PC2100 2x512mb
    Sapphire ati 9800 Pro
    Creative audigy 2 Platinum
    Western Digital 80gb Hdd

    anyone know what the mobo is like for O/C
  36. gte some pc3200 and I'd say you will be able to hit 3.2 or higher.

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  37. You can probably hit 3.5-3.6Ghz.

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  38. well pleased to know i am getting 3200 :) when i get it i'll try for 3.2 hopefully with no probs, will ask u guys for bit of help n hopefully it wont hit 69c lol, just to let u guys know im pissed :p lol anyway nite nite
  39. ive just noticed in the bios that it says my cpu is locked will that affect me in anyway? can i still o/c?
  40. 1 other thing everyone seems to be kicking my ass in 3dmark03 <A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2636644" target="_new">http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=2636644</A> can anyone see if i got things set up wrong?
  41. No those scores are right i get 6000 with my 9800 pro over clocked 5500 with stock speeds .Make sure you have HyperThreading enable cuse that should give you a higher score than my 2.8b.

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  42. ive just set bios to aggresive HT was on and scored 5629 when i get my twinmos 3200 ram and 2new hdd for raid will that make a difference?
  43. Ya the twinmos should help.What ram do u have in it now? The raid wont help.

    Also go download aquamark and then you can compair your score with mine.
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  44. atm got 1gb 2100 266 quite pants really will get twinmos next mth

    how much of an increase will the twinmos give over the ram ive got now, twinmos will be set up for dual mode
  45. ya that twinmos will help alot.Also if you want to be super cool get this cooler for your 9800 pro <A HREF="http://
    http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/vid-21.html" target="_new">http://
    http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/vid-21.html</A>and some ramssinks like these <A HREF="http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/ram-17.html" target="_new">http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/ram-17.html</A>
    and you can over clocker your video card.With your cpu at 3.6 and your 9800 pro overclocked you might be able to get 7000 in 3d mark

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  46. can i overclock as my cpu is locked?
  47. Your multiplier should be locked up you can turn up the FSB but i wouldn't recomend it till you get that twinmos.To get 3.6 ghz I think you'll have to turn your fbs up to 250 which would mean your ram would be running at 500 mhz.So most likely you will need to trun your fsb:ram ratio to 5:4 so put your ram down to 333 and then start over clocking but frist see how high you can get without underclocking your ram.

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  48. here's my aquamark score <A HREF="http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=681991366" target="_new">http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=681991366</A>
  49. You know i have a p4 oc guide in this forum it explains how you can overclock even with crappy ram. You just use the dram divider.

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