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w00t! overclocking is sweet!

By an0nym0us
Aug 10, 2006
  1. so i got bored and decided that 3.4ghz wasn't enough so i took it to 3.9ghz. i'm happy to say that it's stable. Abit's EQ software reports that the CPU is running at 46 deg. C idle and 53 at load.

    here's the current setup:
    Abit AS8 (865PE-ICH5)
    Thermaltake Silent775 HSF with 90mm funneled fan
    2x512mb Corsair XMS 2-3-3-6
    Intel 550 3.4HT
    eVGA Nvidia 6800 128mb AGP @398/790mhz
    74gb WD Raptor (OS/Apps)
    160gb Seagate IDE
    200gb Maxtor IDE
    Lite-On DVD-RW

    here's what i did to overclock it:
    230FSB
    Vcore 1.4125 (only registers as 1.384 on CPU-Z)
    5:4 ram divider
    set latencies to 2.5-3-3-7
    ram runs @ 184

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    can't wait to see what a 3.4ghz conroe is like if a 3.9ghz single core prescott is this fast.

    please make some suggestions as to what i should do next now that i've got this thing running at 3.9. should i shoot for higher or mess with the ram? is this a decent overclock considering my setup?
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Without increasing voltage, I can bring my northwood 2.4 to 3.31ghz. I can boot at 3.4ghz, but it isn't stable. Northwood rocks.
     
  3. an0nym0us

    an0nym0us TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    is that on air?
     
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Best of all, YES
     
  5. an0nym0us

    an0nym0us TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    nice i give you props for that. it's time to move on to conroe for me. i was just overclocking this thing so i could use it as a folding machine. it's at 4.017 now (236*17) and i'm gonna Prime95 overnight.
     
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I'm waiting for a good Conroe m/b (and for all Conroe bugs to be sorted out) and for a few other things (DX10, stabilization of DX10 card prices, Vista) before getting a new PC. Looking to get a micro-ATX sff cube case, so it might take some time for a good micro-atx m/b to come out which is why I might as well wait for Vista.
     
  7. an0nym0us

    an0nym0us TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    my conroe is already on it's way.
     
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