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oc'ing a pentium d..

By demon406
Jan 24, 2007
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  1. hello,i have a pentium d 3.4ghz and i was wondering if i could overclock it to its max ? i knw pentium d sucks towards overclocking but still any possible way ? i am afraid to get it fried so i need some tips . here is my sys.
    motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo
    ram:1GB DDR2 667 (PC 5400)
    graphic card: GIGABYTE 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Silent Pipe II
    processor:Intel Pentium D 3.4ghz ( using stock fan )
  2. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    I wouldn't OC it on stock. What are you idle and load temps? If your idle is under 40, you maybe be able to squeeze it up to 3.6-3.7 area. Make sure you know what your doing though, and have the money to pay for a new one if it is ruined.
  3. demon406

    demon406 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm so u suggest me not to oc it unless i get a cooler? my temp max is 28C ... i have a case fan tho 120mm.
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    Unless you're using water-cooling or live in Antarctica, I'm 120% sure your max temp is much over 28C. Your software readings must be way off.

    If you OC on stock voltage your temps will not [...shouldn't] change that much. So a super-mild (and useless) OC of 200MHz will most likely do nothing in either the temp or speed.
  5. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 189

    what software are you using for measuring your cpu temp?
  6. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    It seems that overclocking a Pentium D would be pretty hard, though, as they run pretty hot. Unless you got a good cooling system or something.
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    I guess its hard to get a D805 to 4Ghz, o wait it isnt :)
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