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Considering to Overclock my Pentium D 940 3.2 GHZ

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Any way to get some suggertions before overclocking this chip?
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post #2 of 26
LOTS OF COOLING. I have a 945 or 950 (Can't remember) and the thing runs so hot it's unbelievable.
     
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well guess i better either buy a better cooler or the right one...currently running 54c no load...didnt have original heatsink and fan so i used one from a old emachine pc...
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Originally Posted by ChrisHrobak View Post
well guess i better either buy a better cooler or the right one...currently running 54c no load...didnt have original heatsink and fan so i used one from a old emachine pc...
I would advise against OCing that chip if idle its sitting at 54c. My PD 940 Idles about 38c and loads near your idle on the stock cooler
     
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post #5 of 26
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and CPU fan constantly increases and decreases with no load....cant understand why...could be cuz its not factory/stock cooler. using cooler from a emachine EL1210-09
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Originally Posted by ChrisHrobak View Post
and CPU fan constantly increases and decreases with no load....cant understand why...could be cuz its not factory/stock cooler. using cooler from a emachine EL1210-09
I checked and that E-Machine is listed with a Athlon so Heatsinks are incompatable. What do you mean by cooler? I cant see how your attaching a Athlon Heatsink to the PD
     
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post #7 of 26
I'm not sure if you are having enough room for any improvement. When the CPU sits at 50+C IDLE. Just that, would keep my fingers away from BIOS.
post #8 of 26
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i pulled the x bracing from the emachine board and the heat sink fits ok
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 940 Biostar G31-M7 TE MSI NX7300LE 256 MB 2GB Dual Channel @ 402 MHZ 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 940 Biostar G31-M7 TE MSI NX7300LE 256 MB 2GB Dual Channel @ 402 MHZ 
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post #9 of 26
I know we say to overclock old machines, but that is TOO OLD. your 7300LE won't get any more gains in gaming from it. New machine time
post #10 of 26
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I know we say to overclock old machines, but that is TOO OLD. your 7300LE won't get any more gains in gaming from it. New machine time
I'm curious if the person even does play games with that computer.
OP. You can always try a small overclock and see how it goes. But I stay put with my last opinion. Your CPU is NOT going to thank you.

A different cooler would make a huge difference. Maybe that would be your first priority, before touching BIOS.

And if you do not care about the CPU, then do whatever feels ok.
This is overclock.net am I right? Not pcgamer.com, or did I type in the wrong URL?
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