Posted by Adam
Klein on November 06, 2000
Product provided by: AZZO
I get into how the cooler performed, I'll list my system
installing the cooler I was excited to see where it would
take my P3 650. I didn't start from the bottom and gradually
inch my way up, I went for the big one, a 150MHz bus. The
first thing to do was set the voltage for the CPU at the
maximum my MSI board allowed, which is only 10% above
default, or 1.8 volts. Then, after setting the CAS latency
of the RAM to 3 and the rest to 2 with a ratio of 1/1, I set
the bus speed to 150MHz for 975MHz.
booted perfectly into Windows and ran a few benchmarks for
stability testing. All of those passed with flying colors. I
wasn't about to end there though.
the type of person who pushes their overclocked CPU to the
maximum limit. I went to 1008MHz on a 155MHz bus expecting
it not to work. It booted into Windows and actually proved
to be very stable. So, I set out for another 5MHz bus speed
increase. It booted into Windows and ran a few benchmarks,
but after about 45 minutes, the system locked. Gradually
decreasing the bus on the MSI i815E Pro revealed that the
most stable speed for the CPU is 1021MHz on a 157MHz bus.
been able to run a full 24-hour test of the CPU at this
speed by running the Unreal castle loop with Prime95 in the
background. I find that this test works great. An unstable
CPU will most likely fair within the 24-hour test, but this
CPU kept on going.
a pretty good 57% increase in clock speed. I'm not saying
that will see this much of an improvement with overclocking
your CPU. In my case, I had luck on my side. A good Pentium
III 650 core, very high quality memory, and a stable
motherboard attributed to my overclocking success more than