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Intel Pentium 4 3.00Ghz Cedar Mill overclocking

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January 14, 2010 4:11:10 PM

I have a Intel Pentium 4 3.00Ghz Cedar Mill CPU. I have a 60mm CPU fan and a 120mm case fan.May I overclock it?
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January 14, 2010 10:02:30 PM

You may try. If your board BIOS has settings to increase the FSB, RAM divider/strap settings, and voltage adjustment settings for the CPU (and maybe the RAM).

As you increase the CPU speed and voltage, watch your CPU temps closely - those CPUs run pretty hot without overclocking. You may need a larger CPUheatsink and fan, and another 120mm fan. I would put 1 120mm fan intake on lower front of case, and the other 120mm fan exhausting heat from top back of the case .
January 15, 2010 9:57:25 PM

that cpu i think it has a 80C TM point so watch the temp closely if your system can let you OC
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January 15, 2010 9:58:32 PM

another advice try take off your case side panel and lay your computer sideways to start off your oc.because your current case fan might not do the cooling properly.
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January 15, 2010 10:38:24 PM

If you board will allow faster fsb go for it but dont go crazy with the stock heatsink...
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