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Intel P4 506 & ABIT AG8 Motherboard Overclocking Help!!!

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Hello,

I currently have a Abit Ag8 motherboard and a Pentium 4 506 (2.66Ghz) CPU that is currently overclocked to 3.22Ghz (160 x 20). I need to know how can I push this Processor to higher speeds. I currently have the stock heatsink and fan, but I am going to get a better one ( any inputs ).....

I have upped the Vcore from stock to 1.4275 volts and also upped the Northbridge (1.80v) and DRAM (2.60v). What else can I try to get this processor to 3.8Ghz, which is roughly a 190 FSB setting. Right now I could go higher with the current settings to a 170 FSB setting, but the system will become unstable with BSOD's.

Need any input on aftermarket heatsink and fan and also input on getting the processor higher with or without a new heatsink and fan. What settings has anyone else who has this motherboard tried? I am looking for some good responses here so please help a fellow member out with alot of input!!!!!
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post #2 of 7
i suggest getting a thermaltake Big Typhoon and a thermaltake thunderblade fan to replace the fan that comes with it. the better cooling should give you a slightly higher overclock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061
(add 25CFM and 5decibels and some cool LED's)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999127

if you havent got any case fans, or if they're not all that great you might want to look into getting some. i tried turning off my exhaust fan once and my cpu temps went up 3-7C (idle-load)

put it at stock settings before you replace the heatsink though, wouldnt want it overheating for any reason.
what are stock volts for your processor? upping voltage a bit will add stability and let you to go further, and with a better cooler and dropped temps you will be able to overvolt it more (since voltage adds more heat than just frequency)
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks for the advice fade2green. I hooked up to the links you provided and am in the process of ordering the both. I'll let you know if I hit the big 4.0 in the future.
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Pentium 4 2.66Ghz@4.00Ghz ABIT AG8 ATI X1600PRO 256MB 1024Mb Patriot DDR400 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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post #4 of 7
Don't expect to get the AG8 that high in overclock, the 915P chipset is not the greatest nor the AG8, why? Because I have an AG8 and the most I could get out of it stable was a 37fsb overclock and 50fsb max but not stable.
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OoO.. good luck with the big 4.0 I had a 506 and it overclocked like a beast.
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What stepping do you have?
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I reached the 4.0Ghz mark tonight!!!!!!!! Please see the attached CPU-Z photo!!!!!! Thanks for all those who gave input on this forum!!!!!!
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Pentium 4 2.66Ghz@4.00Ghz ABIT AG8 ATI X1600PRO 256MB 1024Mb Patriot DDR400 
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Pentium 4 2.66Ghz@4.00Ghz ABIT AG8 ATI X1600PRO 256MB 1024Mb Patriot DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
MAXTOR 133Mhz 30GB/80GB Windows XP Pro SP2 CTL 19" Inland Wireless 
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