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Zalman 9500 HSF OC'ing a Athlon 3700+ San Diego

Last response: in Overclocking
February 2, 2006 12:22:12 AM

I am building my new rig and here are its spec...

Lian-Li PC-v1200 case
510 PC Powerl Cooling PSU
DFI Lanparty UT NF4 SLI DR-Expert Mobo
AMD Athlon 3700+ San Diego CPU w/ a Zalman 9500 HSF
1GB OCZ Copper RAM
SATA II Western Digital Caviar SE 250 GB
w/ Windows XP SP2

I just wanted to know how much I could OC my system with it still being stable. Also I wanted to know what the future possibility of water cooling is for my setup.
February 9, 2006 3:01:28 AM

the dfi ocs well, so w/ the 9500, if you knew what you're doing, you should be able to hit 2.4 on most if not all chips, 2.6 on a few, 2.7 on the much rarer goodies.

read up on the process, and make sure u have the hsf installed correctly, or you'd void its purpose
February 9, 2006 11:53:28 AM

no body can told you how exactly you could OC your cpu,it's individual for each cpu,if you are lucky you could reach without a problem 2.6-2.7 without a problem,for example with my A64 3000+ Winchester I reach 2300mhz with box cooler,but with a more powerfull I should rich at least 2500mhz.Zalman 9500 is not the most powerfull descissin but definitely is good choise- light,easy to install,nice looking and good for OC.