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Oh, and how are the newer 2160's oc'ing right now? I can get that one and save even more money. I saw in somebody's sig rig that they got their 2160 to something like 3.5GHz, stable. I think.
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:well my rig was built 3 months ago and im still tweaking to get above 3.2ghz
it will post up to 3.7ghz so there is light at the end of the tunnel but the configuration has still got me boggled
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Core2 CPUs are going to impress you a lot compared to ye olde PIII.

And extra kudos for you using a Voodoo 3
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:well my rig was built 3 months ago and im still tweaking to get above 3.2ghz
it will post up to 3.7ghz so there is light at the end of the tunnel but the configuration has still got me boggled
Hmm, I don't mind 3.2GHz. As long as it makes use of my cooling! Of course, do you suppose that I could easily go over 3.2 with the Tuniq Tower, or ZEROtherm Nirvana?

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Core2 CPUs are going to impress you a lot compared to ye olde PIII.
Ya, I'm thinking that I'll try it out at 2.0GHz, and go "pff, I don't need to overclock this!" hehe But of course, with the cooling I want to buy, you know I'm gonna overclock it!

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And extra kudos for you using a Voodoo 3
LOL that really made me laugh out loud. VOODOO3 FTW!!
post #15 of 18
It really depends on the way you try it. I'd say lower the multi as low as it will go, and raise the FSB until your memory can't handle it, then you know your FSB top limit.

Then start raising the multiplier at your highest FSB until you get the CPU to cause crashes. Then you know your Ghz limit.

Of course that is best case scenario. You need to tweak different voltages, watch temps, find good memory timings, and you'll occasionally find stupid things like FSB holes like the nForce boards. seem to have. Those things can add up.
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It really depends on the way you try it. I'd say lower the multi as low as it will go, and raise the FSB until your memory can't handle it, then you know your FSB top limit.

Then start raising the multiplier at your highest FSB until you get the CPU to cause crashes. Then you know your Ghz limit.

Of course that is best case scenario. You need to tweak different voltages, watch temps, find good memory timings, and you'll occasionally find stupid things like FSB holes like the nForce boards. seem to have. Those things can add up.
Will all of this be easier once I begin doing it? I mean, I understood what you were saying for the most part, but I can't picture it. I mean, I've never even seen it done, let alone done it.

Like, with the e2180 on the DS3L (and this question is for anyone), how easy or hard might any or all of this be for somebody who's never done it, or seen it done?

Oh, I thought of one more question: In general, how much faster is the Pentium Dual-Core at stock as compared to a comparable single-core at 2.0GHz stock?

I'm thinking that if it's noticeably (or even much) faster, then I know that I won't care if I can't get past 3.0GHz, since that will be insanely fast and powerful. But I also realize that I'll just have to wait and see what the chip I actually get can do. But like somebody said, this will be like going from a little scooter to a Ferrari!
post #17 of 18
Don't rush your first time (talking about OCing here perverts). If you rush it you won't learn as much and you're likely to screw something up. My first OC, back in the day, I didn't seat my CPU HS properly, and cracked the CPU core (this was before CPU heatspreaders).

I'd give yourself a few hours per day for 3-5 days to try different settings and learn why things don't always work out like you planned.
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post #18 of 18
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Wow, I wonder what was on YOUR mind, lordikon? haha

Anyway, good advice, man. Thank you!
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