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K101

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« on: May 03, 2003, 04:30:51 PM »

I have a northwood P4 2.02GHz cpu and I was thinking about overclocking it.  At the moment I only have the stock fan on it, and I would prefer to keep it ( i just spent all me money(http://cgi.****.com/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2727169289&category=3669)).  What would be a safe range of OCed speed.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2003, 06:54:25 PM »

OCed speed isnt really a matter of "safe"... if you got some uberchip that ran at 4ghz at 40C and stock voltage, (believe me, you dont) that would be a safe overclock.  Its also possible (and more likely) that at 1.7v and with a 200mhz overclock your processor will be reaching dangerous temperatures.  Here is my advice.  Keep your temps (load) in the 60s at the most, and your voltage less than 1.7... its pretty hard to burn out a chip that way, although there is always risk in OCing
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2003, 07:07:34 PM »

I kno about that instability stuff, I dont plan on a huge overclock, but I'd like to know wat is an acceptable and realatively safe OC.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2003, 07:14:02 PM »

I have gotten my 2.53 up to 2.9 with the stock HSF. It was stable for 3 days then my brother ws worried I would fry it (no sense of adventure I tell you) the temp was only 10 degrees more.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2003, 07:21:54 PM »

Im gunna test this, Im bringing it up to 2.3, heh, hope it dont fry

*EDIT*  heh, it worked, and with no real fluctuation in temp, about 5*c.  However, my cpu temp diod is messed, but if there was n e change, the temp showing would increase. *EDIT*
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2003, 07:22:11 PM »

If your chip runs natively at 100fsb (Quad pumped to 400) then you can certainly try to run it at 120 mhz fsb.  I'd consider that safe, and quite a good overclock.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2003, 07:25:10 PM »

It won't just fry straight out.  You might have to clear cmos, but you should be fine.

Overclock gradually and you will never fry it like that, because instability comes before danger.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2003, 07:29:05 PM »

ya, I am using a Giga board, with EasyTune4 so its uber easy, I just went up in increments of 5mhz on the system bus (the damn cpu multiplier is locked).
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