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Another Easy 4 G on my new old rig

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Some chips are golden, some boards are made of Win.

I revived the Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE I got from KnightHawk and without any trouble at all got the 550 ES up to 4007 stable for Folding. I ran Orthos only about a 1/2 hour got bored and started Folding...no errors or dropped WUs yet...that's good enough for me.

Despite the fact there are far more potent CPUs running at far slower speeds there is something about the magical 4Ghz mark...

Got the rig running on air on the techstation for the time being at a steady 55C 1.44Vcore (1.4875 in BIOS)

It's an oddball chipset that did not see a lot of action: 925XE--but has a great RAID controller onboard. I like the Abit monitoring and control SW--it works flawlessly.

The board is a glam of blingage...with led backlighting that looks pretty cool reflecting off the Lian Li tray...
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post #2 of 27
nice cd

sexy board

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To be fair, 4.0Ghz is easy when your Pentium 4 starts at 3.4Ghz. Try doing it on the loveable 915 chipset, oh you'd have some fun with that.

Pentium 4 650 @ 4.0GHz
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That would be like banging your head on a faucet I'd think....

The last P4 I got to over 4ghz was my P4 3.0e on my P4P800SE (865P)....another easy 4G if ever.

This 550 has not been topped out yet--it still had some headroom at 4171

It might be a good candidate for phase...just to see how high it might go...
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i wish i had head room at 4ghz on this p5rd1 v


174 fsb max sucks
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Heh... I'm in the same boat, 915P for me

Most I've gotten stable is 4.26Ghz, but it'll boot a 4.32, and probably higher, just haven't tried it

Alright I'm gonna go stuff an 8800GTX into my sig rig lol, brb.
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4GHz was fun. My old P4 could get to 4GHz, but began overheating after a few weeks for some reason. I just needed better cooling
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It's cool to be able to do it...But TBH with so many better CPUs out there for FOlding I almost feel guilty wasting electricity on this bad boy...but on the other hand the entire rig cost me about as much as one Quad core...and I am having fun.

Sometimes it's good to step back and just realize that some boards are more fun than others regardless of their output...
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post #9 of 27
bro's P D can hit 4GHz easy

my friend has the same cpu as you and hit 4GHz but no higher stable. on an ABIT board.
    
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I think Pentium is increasing my overall slack ratings. I feel much more relaxed knowing I have a really fast slow CPU.

My prescription for overstrung Overclockers: Take 4 ghz of Pentium every 8 hours until symptoms improve.
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