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overclocking this new comp

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August 1, 2003 3:23:03 PM

How far do you think I'll be able to overclock this system:


Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB - RETAIL
CPU: 2.4GHz
Type: Pentium 4 Northwood
Cache: 512K
BUS: 800 Mhz
Socket: 478
Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan)
3-year MFG. Warranty-

GeIL Golden Dragon Dual DDR 512M(2x256MB) 433MHz Model GD3500-512DC Retail
Dual Channel SPD Enhanced PC3500 Dual DDR 512MB; Special design for dual channel motherboard
Hand Picked Golden Dragon 4.5ns!
Advanced WLCSP Package
6 Layers Ultra Low Noises Shielded Golden Color PCB board
Pin Count: 184
Chip Denisity: 32x8
CAS/Timing 2 6-3-3 1T @PC3500
Voltage: 2.5v-3.1V
Warranty: Lifetime

What are the first steps I should take? I'm new to overclocking and any help would be appreciated.

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August 1, 2003 6:33:11 PM

i am thinking 3ghz...the main things that hold you back are memory and heatsink...but geil still covers golden dragons under warantee even when you pump 2.9v through you should get the memory pretty high...

To overclock an intel cpu is really easy...just go into the bios and increase the fsb...if it runs...good if not you will need to punch up the cpu voltage in small incraments and/or increase the memory voltage...keep an eye on temps though...past 55c under load and i would stop...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
August 1, 2003 7:48:00 PM

That setup will get you a stable 2.8-2.9ghz. You could go higher like up to 3.2ghz but you will encounter some stability issues on a random scale.

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August 2, 2003 3:21:25 AM

To go to 3.2 Ghz he will have to change stock Hsf.
August 3, 2003 2:25:03 PM

What hsf should I get?
August 3, 2003 2:27:25 PM

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August 3, 2003 2:49:53 PM

Awesome. Is the thermal paste that comes with it enough?
August 3, 2003 3:47:05 PM

From what I've read you are better off with Artic Silver III.