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Will overclocking my 478 be ok to handle 3 to 4 GHz?

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hi guys,
i was just wondering if it would be ok to oc my cpu (478 P4 2.66ghz) will it be ok to overclock to about 3 to 4ghz? I am going to get a new cooler dont worry lol!

thank you!
post #2 of 18
I doubt that cpu will even make it to 4ghz. However, I wouldn't put it past that chip to do 3ghz to 3.5ghz
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post #3 of 18
you can't decide what to OC to you just go to the maximum your CPU, PSU, MOBO and RAM alow.
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post #4 of 18
Depending on which motherboard you have, it should do 3Ghz just fine. Don't know about 4Ghz though. If your memory and cooling are up to it, maybe. Is your processor a Northwood or a Prescott core?
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my 2.4 prescott does 3.02ghz easy with stock cooling, and value ram
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post #6 of 18
If you post up a CPU-Z screenshot of the CPU and Memory tab I can advise you further

Also info on your motherboard model and memory model is needed to advise further.
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post #7 of 18
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my in a northwood and thank your for responding so qwickly!
post #8 of 18
This is my forte (s478 overclocking) so if you give us a bit more info about your hardware im sure we can get you the most out of it

My best S478 overclock: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=85444 2.4c Northwood at 3.6GHz
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post #9 of 18
JUST BECAUSE YOU HIT HIGH MEGAHURTZ DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET THE BEST PERFORMANCE. YOUR RAM WILL LIKELY LIMIT YOU (IF HEAT ISNT A FACTOR, ALREADY).

also, dont type titles in caps please. youll usually get help in due time with almost any question.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killnine
JUST BECAUSE YOU HIT HIGH MEGAHURTZ DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET THE BEST PERFORMANCE. YOUR RAM WILL LIKELY LIMIT YOU (IF HEAT ISNT A FACTOR, ALREADY).

also, dont type titles in caps please. youll usually get help in due time with almost any question.
Intel systems are not as picky about dividers as AMD. Mhz are king!

I ran my 2.4c at 3.6GHz using a 3:2 divider (so at DDR400)

The performance increase is massive
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