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Specs are right there, and I have aftermarket cooling, what do you think I can get with this CPU? I really want to see what it can do at good temps. TIA
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post #2 of 32
That's a 2.8Ghz chip right? I'd say with the right chipset you could hit 4Ghz probably... at least 3.6
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What I meant was, I'm ready to do some OC'ing right now.

EDIT: Yes, it is a 2.8GHz CPU.
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post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by pablo420 View Post
What I meant was, I'm ready to do some OC'ing right now.

EDIT: Yes, it is a 2.8GHz CPU.
Alright...well why don't you just start working with it? You understand the gist of it right? Who knows what you could get really... ECS's aren't the best, but it's worth a try.

However, being a VIA chipset... you probably won't get too much
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post #5 of 32
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Is there anything I really NEED to know before I OC?
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Is there anything I really NEED to know before I OC?
Not really... if you've read the tutorial in the intel section then you should be good to go...

Key points:
Lock the PCIe/AGP/PCI busses at 100/66/33 respectively
Disable spread spectrum if you have it
And start to raise the FSB...

Come back if you have any issues.
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post #7 of 32
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Well, before I start, There is an option that says Clock Frequency. I usually just raise that.
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post #8 of 32
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Alright, back from BIOS. All I see is CPU Frequency to overclock it. No FSB Raise or nothing.
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post #9 of 32
That's the one you want.. sorry, I have FSB freq. on mine.
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post #10 of 32
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Wow. I think I just messed up my PC!!!! The Default Freq. was 300 I move it down to 292. And I saved the settings and rebooted. It turns on but no visuals. Nothing. Wow. I'm pissed...
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