I'm thinking of getting the pntium 805 but don't have enough money to buy ddr2 ram, at the moment I've got 2 1gb sticks of this memory - sair TWINX2048-3200 DDR-DIMM 2048MB and I am wondering how much of an overclock could I get using this ram as its pc3200.
I really don't want to fork out for more ram at the moment so just a rough ballpark figure of what I would need to do to get the most out of the ram as I am a complete newbie at overclocking.
Yeah, I did, but the reply was infact to The Prophecy about 915 chipsets - damned linear thread layout
Oh, and some Intel motherboards do overclock well. I have a Bad Axe that gets my Pentium D 820 to 3.9GHz on air (Gigabyte G-Power). And I'll probably be getting another as soon as Conroe is out - If only I'd known about the -304 revision earlier.....
Ok, lets get this strait. Are you talking about an Intel chipset motherboard or an Intel Brand motherboard? If your talking about the Intel branded motherboards, please provide me a link so I can see this for myself. If you are talking about motherboards form various manufacturer's like Asus,Abit, Gigabyte, etc with Intel chipsets, then , it's a well known fact that those boards from those manufaturer's OC very well. As far as I've always known, Intel brand mobo's are not very OC'able.
I've got the BLKR975~ version. It does overclock, but if the settings don't work out you've got to reset the BIOS settings with a two stage reset/power up process - not OC friendly at all.
A small correction, my Intel motherboard currently has a D940, the D820 is on a Gigabyte 945G based motherboard I use for rendering, I checked last night. The D820 only got about 3.7GHz with a Vcore of about 1.5V.
I'd agree on other Intel motherboards, well the few I've used.
I just saw the "Grand County" at the suppliers and the price looked good (about USD100) so I was just suggesting the OP look at it since it was the only Pentium 4 D motherboard I'd seen that supports DDR1 - I've stayed away from VIA/SIS as they've seldom performed well as a NLE station (video editing where HDD performance is key), not that anything with an ATI south bridge would be much better.