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I made a topic like this in intel general thread but I am not sure if I should post it there or here. Well if anyone can help me I will appreciate it ^^''
    
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Well, you go into the BIOS and you...

What exactly do you need help with? You are kinda vague...
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well have you looked around the bios
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Well like my sig shows I am waiting for the northwood to come.
Ok well I am wondering how much is the normal overclocking for one such CPU. I am not looking it to be the top of the tp, just to run a bit faster since it will be my secondary PC.

All the 4 dimms of ram will probably be different, 4X 512MB, and I will mount on them some copper ram heatsinks, should I OC them or not, I am sayign this because they will be from different companies and probably have different timings( although all were kinda cheap so i do not think the timings will be much different). And ofcourse I should consider that not all of them will be able to take the same voltages.

Is there something like the PCI-E frequency (like agp frequency) that I should love or raise and maybe an agp sync mode. Should I change FSB, MCH and ICH voltages?

To tell the truth I recently started the CPU ocing and unlike the AGP OCing it seems to be a lot more hard. Oh also which would you put on the CPU, AS5 or AC MX-1?
    
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i would lock agp bus and can you force timings and volts for ram
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Originally Posted by weltall View Post
Well like my sig shows I am waiting for the northwood to come.
Ok well I am wondering how much is the normal overclocking for one such CPU. I am not looking it to be the top of the tp, just to run a bit faster since it will be my secondary PC.

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Is there something like the PCI-E frequency (like agp frequency) that I should love or raise and maybe an agp sync mode. Should I change FSB, MCH and ICH voltages?

To tell the truth I recently started the CPU ocing and unlike the AGP OCing it seems to be a lot more hard. Oh also which would you put on the CPU, AS5 or AC MX-1?
probably shouldve got the 2.8ghz, maybe get the 30 cap?
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probably shouldve got the 2.8ghz, maybe get the 30 cap?
Why the 2.8? I got this one http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SL6WU Is this a bad CPU? I made sure its voltages can go up to 1.525.
    
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probably shouldve got the 2.8ghz, maybe get the 30 cap?
Why the 2.8? I got this one http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SL6WU Is this a bad CPU? I made sure its voltages can go up to 1.525.

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Sorry for the double post. Mozilla acted weird.
    
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I am on a 2.8 and I got it up to 4.2GHz stable on my sig rig. roughly 1.6V though.

I'm not sure if you would feel comfortable pumping that much juice through your chip or not...
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I am on a 2.8 and I got it up to 4.2GHz stable on my sig rig. roughly 1.6V though.

I'm not sure if you would feel comfortable pumping that much juice through your chip or not...
Wow 4.2 sounds like.. a lot >>. I am not really thinking of making it work this much. I just want it to go up to a point it will be comfortable. I use it only for downloading stuff and watching movies. I play some oldies too and thats that. I just thought of kicking it a bit up thats all.
    
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