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My setup is as follows:

Northwood 2.6ghz Intel P4
Abit AI7 Motherboard
1GB Corsair value memory
512mb memory that came from my old dell computer, but is the same ddr2 memory
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Thermaltake Spark7+ Heatsink


I have tried overclocking it once, but I don't think I knew what I was doing, all I did was up the speed in the bios, not changing the volts or the timings on the memory.

If I could get some help on OC'ing it so that it is stable that would be awesome.
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mm, guess no overclockers on tonight , I wanted to OC right now
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I do not think thats the case. I asked help OCing my P4 Northwood (well its on its way from USA) and no one could help me a lot.

This is a thread I made and ofcourse some people answered me.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...northwood.html

Isuggest you either make a new thread in the Intel CPU section or look around that section to find older P4 posts.

Now I can't help you much with OCing but I can tell you that you must find out if its prescott or northwood. You see prescott tend to get more hot than northwoods so if your going to OC it it means you must get a good heatsink. Try looking into it. Thjere should be some clue on the box. Usually there is something like a 5 letter-digit serial thingie.
    
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mm, guess no overclockers on tonight , I wanted to OC right now
4 hrs. ago was 5 in the morning, don't you sleep?

Anyhow, I used to have an AI7 long time ago and I forgot what I did exactly but this guide here would give you an idea: Overclocking the ABIT AI7 865PE Motherboard, sort of.

Let's see, I remember locking (fixed) the PCI and AGP. Also the divider just in case your RAM can't handle it and voltage on the Vc and Vdimm.
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are you saying I should not overclock my system?
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You didn't read this part on that link I posted?

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we didn't waste any time, pushing the FSB to 250MHz at the start and the system booted without error.
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I read what they did, but not exactly how they did it
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post #8 of 14
Well I'm not a huge Intel O'cer.

But all you have to do with those chips is to raise the FSB as I'm sure the others have mentioned.
Some important information you should consider presently though - or before you OC for that matter, is your current temperatures.

(posting em up will help ^_^ )

so long as your temps are allright - My bet is you CAN OC your chip.
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post #10 of 14
Ahh, I see.
I checked out your temps.

They dont look too.... oclocky to me :|

They seem a bit on the high side really - and much Ocing to that will get it up in the No-go range (which I'm sure the others will agree)

Mind you - that batch on intel chips are pretty heat-resistant.
But having your chip run 24/7 @ 60d will cut its lifespan in the long run - I dont care what any one else thinks - IT WILL.

What is your HSF like? - is it possible for you to lap it? (if you've ever seen its underside that is)

What thermal paste are you using?

If you really want to OC THAT chip, then a little can be done.
With better cooling - more (would really love some more intel Ocers to come this side - I'm just an AMD /Intel PGA series guy really )
i'm just giving some universal guidelines here if you get me.

But you know what I think you should do man?

Think about it - if you REALLY want a faster system, its worth some time, isnt it?

Then you should check out the Sempron rig - and see if our suspicions about its overclockability are correct.

Test it out man - who knows, maybe you can acheive a major sempy OC on here

What I'm saying is - seeing this this guy is kinda hottish (which we'll need to work on) - lets test out the other prospect.
Then we compare the results of each - and pick out the best rig for you ^_^.
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