Overclocking Success!

By Vehementi ยท 12 replies
Dec 11, 2003
  1. Just dropped in to say I got my P4 2.6C up to 3.4, perfectly stable and running idle at 25C :)

    TS Gallery Link

    Just felt like bragging :)

    VCore was 1.625V BTW.
  2. sabenfox

    sabenfox TS Rookie Posts: 20

    sweet, may i ask what your using, as far as cooling and hardware ?
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Err...sabenfox, click on his profile. His sepcs are in there.
  4. sabenfox

    sabenfox TS Rookie Posts: 20

    ok well that still doesn't tell me what type of cooling he uses =P
    reason i ask is because that's how i want my next setup to be
  5. sabenfox

    sabenfox TS Rookie Posts: 20

    nm, I hate aol, it hid the window and just showed the wcpuid image again, sorry. i can see his sepcs now
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    I'm using a Thermalright SP94 in a Thermaltake XaserII 5000A (5 fans) case. It's pretty quiet because I use a Vantec Nexus and have them turned down all the time :D The fan on the top of the SP94 is the one from my old Volcano 9, a Tt Smart Case Fan II or something like that. It can really push some air if I want it too :)
  7. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    I hope I have the same success on my 2.6C. I Just bought a ZallmanCNPS7000A-AICu and will be popping it on in a couple of days.

    Great job getting to 3.4:grinthumb
  8. farmer

    farmer TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Very nice OC Vehementi. It's a great feeling to get a nice OC like that isn't it?

    Just FYI, there should be more headroom for you, depending on your mobo and ram. (sorry, couldn't seem to find your specs)
    I've had mine running stable at 270fsb @ 13x which = 2.6c. You just have to play a bit with the memory timings to get the right combination. This is what I got...

    Attached Files:

  9. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Same here...exact same CPU and fan I will be buying, I hope I can hop it up a notch. ;)
  10. sabenfox

    sabenfox TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Hey Vehementi have you ran any cpu intensive games while ur cpu was overclocked at the 3.1 or 3.4. I have my xp1500 overclocked to a 1700 and it runs fine almost all the time, but i notice when play enclave that the game will sometimes crash, not the whole computer just the game.
  11. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Sweet...hey I thought you were more of an AMD guy? hehe...Great OC though...
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 2,704

    :) At least I know I got the right memory

    Right now I'm running at DDR500 (2x250) and I got my timings down to 2.5-3-4-6 instead of the SPD of 3-4-4-8 :D

    Ended up that the 3.4G OC wasn't exactly as stable as I thought. But at least I know I got there. Right now I'm running at a nice 250MHz FSB, which makes everything all rounded off and nice - DDR speed is 500MHz (which is what the memory is rated for), I get some pretty sick timings, FSB is 1GHz, clock speed is 3.25GHz, everything just comes out to be a nice number. I'll probably keep it this way.

    PCMark 2002 scores - CPU, 7984; Memory, 10,008; HDD, 13,498.

    Vassil I was an AMD guy - but I had my fun with them and now I'm trying an Intel. Maybe I should've gotten an Athlon 64 3000+ though...I dunno. I think I made the right choice. I'll wait until 64 bit matures before I go that route.
  13. DoubleE

    DoubleE TS Rookie

    I have a rig for OC experimenting and I managed to OC a 2.6c to 3.6G but more instable than Tjernobyl...
    The above values 3.25 with 250 FSB and mem at 1:1 (3-4-4-8) is the absolute maximum for me. Guess it's the limit of the CPU chip.

    I've also tried out a 3.2c and managed to get it stable (3DMark5) at 3.5G...

    I have read abou peep getting their 2.6c to 3.5+ and even 4(!) but no notion about stability. For me the system must pass the 3DMark5 test...

    no thrills rig...
    p4p800 E Dlx, no v-mods (soldering on chips not my forte...)
    crucial 2GB 2-3-3-6
    hdd samsung 120G sata

    Would a OZC memory booster help?
    Will ASUS come out with multiplier unlocking for Northwoods?
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