Tabula Rasa: Six Boards for the Pentium 4

Pentium 4 Overclocking - 1500 MHz With Asus P4T

It's the worst of times for overclocking fans. As was the case with its predecessor, the Pentium III, the new Pentium 4 processor comes with a fixed multiplier. Increasing the CPU clock is only possible by raising the system bus clock. Of all the boards tested, the Asus P4T is the most suitable for overclocking. In the test, we used a Pentium 4 CPU with 1500 MHz which we managed to run stably at 15 x 115 = 1725 MHz.

Test Setup

CPU (Intel) Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
RDRAM Samsung 2 x 128 MB RIMM PC800
Hard disk IBM DTLA-307030, 30,7 GB
UltraDMA/100, 7200 RPM
Graphics Card Asus V7700 AGP, nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS, 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Drivers & Software
HDD/Motherboard/ Intel AGP drivers Intel Ultra ATA Storage Driver V6.1 Build 6.10.003, Chipset Driver V2.80.008
HDD/Motherboard/ AMD AGP drivers IDE V1.32, AGP V7.71 Chipset V1.13
Graphics driver Detonator 4 Series V6.32
DirectX Version 8.0a
Operating System Windows 98 SE, Version 4.10.2222 A
Benchmarks and Settings
Quake III Arena Retail Version
command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
Graphics detail set to 'Normal', 640x480x16
Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
Sysmark 2000 Patch 4B
ViewPerf Version 6.1.2
Refresh rate 85 Hz for all tests, V-Sync = off
Flask mpeg4 Encoding Video Codec: DivX 3.11 alpha, Fast-Motion, keyframe every 10 seconds, compression 100, data rate 910 kbps
Audio Codec: audio not processed
Video Resolution: 720x576, 25 fps, interlaced
Resizing: Nearest Neighbor
Seagate ST320430A 20,4 GB
Unreal Tournament Version 4.28
Overclocking Settings
Intel Pentium 4 1,3 GHz Core voltage 1.800 volt
Front Side Bus 125 MHz (Quad)
System memory clock 375 MHz (3X)
AGP/PCI clock 83.3/41.7 MHz
Test components RAID controller Promise Ultra 100
Soundblaster Live 1024
Network 3COM 10/100
CPU cooler Intel boxed
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