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OCing P4 2.533 w/ Asus P4PE w/ DDR400

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August 19, 2004 6:18:02 PM

Heya guys,

Thanks for all the help over the last month.

I have flashed my bios and got my RAM (1GB (2x512) DDR400 Corsair Value Select), heat sink (Ventari Aeroflow), and thermal paste (Artic 5).

My current specs:

CPU: P4 2.533 w/ 533FSB
MB: Asus P4PE Bios 1007
RAM: 1GB (2x512) DDR400 Corsair Value Select

Anyone want to help me through this OC? This is my first time, but have been reading this:

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=28&th...

I would first like to raise the RAM to 166, and then 200 if possible. I have read of quite a few people going to 2.94 with the CPU with stock cooling, so I wanted to try that. What settings should try first?

Info on the 800FSB:

http://www.asus.com.tw/support/cpusupport/fsb800.aspx

I noticed it said "Apply only one DIMM" -- I am hoping this does not mean I am screwed and can only use one DIMM.

Thanks for your time and patience with a newb at OCing :) 

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Acert93 on 08/19/04 02:31 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 19, 2004 6:30:31 PM

Just some more info:

CPU is a Northwood, model 9. Family 'F' model '2' stepping '7'.

Core: 2539.1
Mulitplier: 19x
FSB: 133.6
Bus speed: 534.5

Memory
Freq: 167MHz (was wrong about what it was set at :/  Was not lookin carefully enough I guess)
FSB:D RAM 4:5
CAS# Lat: 2.5
RAS to CAS 3
RAS Precharge 3
Cycle Time 7
August 26, 2004 3:06:31 PM

Just an update:

My current settings are:

CPU: 2850MHz
Mem: 400MHz (Set at 355 then OCed)
FSB: 250MHz (600FSB)

All voltages were set on default. I did Prime95 and everything was great.

I tried moving up 5MHz on the FSB (set the RAM at 333MHz and it OCed to 388MHz) and got an error in Prime95 after about 6 minutes. I decided against going up 1 or 2 MHz at a time because having the RAM at the slower speeds is not worth a few MHz on the CPU.

Now, is there anything I can try with the voltage on the CPU to maybe have it work?

Also, how well does Corsair Value Select RAM OC?

Finally, the Ventari Aeroflow CPU Fan/Heatsink is LOUD... but it keeps the chip cool, so cannot complain too much.

Thanks for input :) 
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October 7, 2004 8:44:48 PM

I have / had a 2,4 on a P4PE. Best u can do is leave the ram on standard setting and raise fsb to 160 that way everything will stay syncronous. U'ill have a 640 fsb and with only the 400 mhz ddr u'll be running at that rate but this is a 1:1 overclock which are almost always best. This way u will get to 3040 mhz. I had my 2,4 533fsb on 160 all the time but i changed to a zalman 7000 cnps just to be safe on the cooling side.

SL6EF OC's GOOD
October 10, 2004 10:46:44 PM

I did the exact same on my P4PE with my watercooling i can even get to 3ghz and more but the ram start to sputter there. Now i changed to P4P800S-X but it doenst' overclock at all so i'll either be buying a P4C800 or changing back to the P4PE

ASUS P4P800S-X
P IV 2,4 @ nothing caus this board doesn't OC for [-peep-]
2x512MB Corsair pc4000
120 maxtor SATA
Sapphire Radeon 9800pro 128mb
Watercooled
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