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Well it gets up to 4.0 pretty easy pushing the voltage, and 4.2 was pretty tricky...

I think anywhere from 3.5-3.8 would be fine. Mine gets to 3.2 on stock voltages...

Check out the OC in my sig. That is it.
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I run my Northwood 3Ghz at 3.5 all day long on my sig board with a tenth of a volt bump....no issues, my Memory isn't high end, so I can only must 3.67 stable, but with 2 "borrowed" sticks of Crucial I was able to get to 3.9Ghz stable on Air Cooling......4Ghz just wouldn't cooperate......

I would say keep it under 3.5Ghz and the Northwood can run solid without too much strain....beyond 3.5 yer pushin yer luck without more experience. Considering all that you really do with your machine, you should ask yourself if it's really worth risking your hardware for a minimal gain.

.....LOL just kidding....OF COURSE IT IS!!!!!
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I run my Northwood 3Ghz at 3.5 all day long on my sig board with a tenth of a volt bump....no issues, my Memory isn't high end, so I can only must 3.67 stable, but with 2 "borrowed" sticks of Crucial I was able to get to 3.9Ghz stable on Air Cooling......4Ghz just wouldn't cooperate......

I would say keep it under 3.5Ghz and the Northwood can run solid without too much strain....beyond 3.5 yer pushin yer luck without more experience. Considering all that you really do with your machine, you should ask yourself if it's really worth risking your hardware for a minimal gain.

.....LOL just kidding....OF COURSE IT IS!!!!!
3.5 sounds good to me although I will try pushing it a bit. I wonder if its ok to lap a 478 CPU. Becase of the little hole metalic dust can go in and I am kinda worried of toasting it.
    
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