Overclocking

What is the standard accepted overclocking percentage increase that has been determined as safe; now that its better understood from years of geeks doing it. And that is to say without overheating the cpu as the main target here. Will be using Arctic Silver 5 on top of processors to heat sink, Note: Cooling will be by 2X-HD-120mm cooling fans and thermaltake cpu heat sinks in full size towers. Power supplies will be 350-420watt thermaltakes. Motherboards are ASUS and Intel. ASUS M266 Motherboards 266MhzFSB, Socket 7 362-1133/1333/1600/1800/XP2000. , Intel P3-P34X-133FSB Motherboards using Processors P3(Socket-370 & Slot1)733Mhz-866Mhz 2X933Mhz-1.0oGhz-1.26Ghz-1.4Ghz. Intel P4B- 266/400FSB Motherboards Processors P4(Socket-478)1.7Ghz/1.8Ghz 2.0Ghz, I will be using maximum matched ram per crucial recomendations, with max FSB in each aplication. PC 133, PC2100, PC 2700, PC3200, PC800RDRAM. Also can I go Max DDR 4000 for any of this or better yet DDRII 4200/5300/6400 on any of the P4 stuff. I am also building my first 800FSB once I get the hang of these builds using a ASUS P5GVMX Motherboard/P4 Prescot 3.62Ghz Processor/3Gb RamPC3200 and 64Bit 2005XP Pro Server Retail SP1 got off E-Bay supposedly never used. I am behind the times but am coming up to speed. I have Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PC's 16th Edition but haven't read it all yet. Someday I'll be able to buy new; and by then there will probably be a linkable 100X16core CPU with 100GbRAM and 1Teraflop HD, & 100"LCD LOL
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  1. Depends on the CPU. Check out the excellent OC guides in the forum stickies.
  2. Mondoman said:
    Depends on the CPU. Check out the excellent OC guides in the forum stickies.


    Hello Mondoman;

    Thanks for you're assistance with this tricky tweak it scenario. I don't understand how to get to the guides; you are referring me to? I am looking in the overclocking CPU forum notes/links and don't see references to any guides. Please be more specific about the forum stickies you are refering to; thanks.
  3. Intel - 40% - 50% on the average. AMD - much less. I'd guess averaged across all recent chips - less that 25%.

    Motherboard choice will usually dictate choice of RAM.
  4. I'm presuming these are all freebees, so flash the lastest Bios you can find and have fun.

    Google P4 (or whatever one your doing) overclocking guide to get some basic knowledge and go for it.
  5. Andrew Reed said:
    Hello Mondoman;

    Thanks for you're assistance with this tricky tweak it scenario. I don't understand how to get to the guides; you are referring me to? I am looking in the overclocking CPU forum notes/links and don't see references to any guides. Please be more specific about the forum stickies you are refering to; thanks.


    HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1

    It's near the top of this section of the forum.
  6. jsc, your numbers refer to core2duo/quad chips, but the OP only has older stuff, which will generally not support such generous OCs.

    OP - the guides may be for more recent chips than yours, but will give you a good idea of how to go about determining the OC potential of each of your CPUs and MBs. Once you have an idea of that, google each of your CPU and MB model numbers with "overclock" or similar in the query, and you should turn up old archives of posts at various sites from the time periods those CPUs were in common use.

    "stickies" are the "permanent" saved threads at the top of the list of threads on each forum, placed there like sticky notes.
  7. Thanks Mondoman for the pointers. Corporation trash, corporation auctions, and e-bay to support hard drives and RAM to a total of $900 so far. OS will be the big cost out for each one of them. Should I move forward with linux for free ware or buy the xppro oem OS for $135 each and struggle with that cost.
  8. Free Ubuntu Linux has made great strides in the last few years, perhaps because it has a good philosophy and a software billionaire (Mark Shuttleworth) supporting it. I'd try Ubuntu first (the current version is 8.10).
  9. Thanks again Mondoman Veteran from The Heavens
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