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Hi,

I'm new to overclocking (never done it) and want to overclock my Intel Pentium 4 520. I have a Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 motherboard, 1gb, ddr2, pc2-6400, 400mhz, Apacer Technology ram. If you need anymore info just ask smile.gif

Thanks, Bailey
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Hi,
I'm new to overclocking (never done it) and want to overclock my Intel Pentium 4 520. I have a Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 motherboard, 1gb, ddr2, pc2-6400, 400mhz, Apacer Technology ram. If you need anymore info just ask smile.gif
Thanks, Bailey

Check this out and I hope you have an aftermarket cooler:
http://techreport.com/review/7580/overclocking-the-pentium-4-520-2-8ghz-to-3-57ghz
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Yeah make sure yoiu have a custom cooler or you will not be able to get very far and you might kill you cpu,
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post #4 of 8
Pentium 4 520 is a Prescott 775 cpu...those run pretty hot but oc quite high.
I'd say try 220mhz fsb with the stock cooler and stock volts. Run prime95 small fft's and check temps after running for 30 min.
You should not pass 65c under load.
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Ok thanks, could you provide step by step instructions on how to get into the bios and change all the stuff? btw i dont think i have an aftermarket cooler, thanks,
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Ok thanks, could you provide step by step instructions on how to get into the bios and change all the stuff? btw i dont think i have an aftermarket cooler, thanks,

No prob...
Hit Delete when starting up, that should get you in the bios.
If you can post a picture of the bios menu that might come in handy.
I think you can find some of the overclocking options at first sight, but you might need to hit Control+F1 at first to show hidden options (such as memory latency and fsb / bus frequency / reference clock). You might need to add some vcore if your 220fsb oc can't run prime95 without blue screens or crashes.
Run Prime95 small fft's for 30 min and measure your temperature using Coretemp. If you can take a screenshot of cpu-z and those two programs after the run.
Thanks!
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Ok thanks, i think i might just buy a new cpu, what do you think about this? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251180897269?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_949 its a bit of an older one but im only 13 so dont want to spend 200 dollars on a new one smile.gif
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I think you could get a cheap used core 2 duo or something like that from the marketplace here, much better than fleabay. That Pentium D is really slow, not much faster than your current P4.
Let me double check the cpu compatibility list...Perhaps I can find you a good deal on an overclockable chip and some ram.biggrin.gif

EDIT: A gpu might benefit you greatly for playing games, even an old one.
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