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I am a overclocking newbie but I want to overclock my Pentium D 925 3.0Ghz processor to gain about 15% to 20% in overall performance. What overclocking spec. is recommended to achieve this. Here are my pc spec.

Processors Information
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Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores2
Number of threads2 (max 2)
NameIntel Pentium D 925
CodenamePresler
SpecificationIntel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
PackageSocket 775 LGA (platform ID = 2h)
CPUIDF.6.5
Extended CPUIDF.6
Core SteppingD0
Technology65 nm
Core Speed2412.0 MHz (12.0 x 201.0 MHz)
Rated Bus speed804.0 MHz
Stock frequency3000 MHz
Instructions setsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache2 x 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache2 x 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache2 x 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Controlyes
FID range14.0x - 15.0x
VID range1.116V - 1.276V


Chipset
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NorthbridgeIntel i945G/GZ rev. A2
SouthbridgeIntel 82801GB (ICH7) rev. 01
Memory TypeDDR2
Memory Size2048 MBytes
Memory Frequency335.0 MHz (3:5)
CAS#5.0
RAS# to CAS#5
RAS# Precharge5
Cycle Time (tRAS)14
Bank Cycle Time (tRC)21


Memory SPD
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DIMM #1
Memory typeDDR2
Manufacturer (ID)Kingston (7F98000000000000)
Size1024 MBytes
Max bandwidthPC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number
Serial number673A68FD
Manufacturing dateWeek 15/Year 07
Number of banks2
Data width64 bits
CorrectionNone
EPPno
Frequency (MHz)200266333
CAS#3.04.05.0
RAS# to CAS# delay345
RAS# Precharge345
TRAS91215
TRC121620

DIMM #2
Is exactly the same as DIMM #1 except for the serial number 673A63FD


DMI BIOS
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vendorAward Software International, Inc.
versionF5b
date01/25/2008
manufacturerGigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
product945GCM-S2C
versionunknown
serialunknown
UUID00000000-00000000-0000001A-4DF88A20

DMI Processor
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manufacturerIntel
modelIntel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU
clock speed3000.0MHz
FSB speed200.0MHz
multiplier15.0x


DMI Memory Controller
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correction8-bit parity
Max module size1024MBytes

designationA0
size1024MBytes (single bank)

designationA1
size1024MBytes (single bank)

locationMotherboard
usageSystem Memory
correctionNone
max capacity2048MBytes
max# of devices2


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post #2 of 14
with a stock cpu cooler, you wont get very far, i wouldnt try overclocking with one, unless you had a nice aftermarket HSF, but if you dont, dont buy one, for $92 with free shipping, you can get a core 2 based allendale cpu @ 2.4GHZ, it will destroy your pentium D, even overclocked VERY high, get it here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6070&Tpk=e2220
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the assistance. The Allendale 2.4GHz has good reviews!
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post #4 of 14
you can try with the stock cooler. the main thing to watch is the cpu temp. i believe the max rated for that chip is around 68C. you can download any number of programs to do this. hwmonitor and speedfan are two favorites. they are easily found with google.
    
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post #5 of 14
The main problem I see here is the NB chipset. The 945G will not overclock at all. I suggest you get a new motherboard. Something like the Gigabyte P35-DS3L would allow you to get the 925 D to nearly 3.8 Ghz.
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post #6 of 14
i o.c. that cpu to a max 4.2ghz stable
benchmarks results are almost equal to c2d 6600
but use to much energy
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
The main problem I see here is the NB chipset. The 945G will not overclock at all. I suggest you get a new motherboard. Something like the Gigabyte P35-DS3L would allow you to get the 925 D to nearly 3.8 Ghz.
could be, but i would try the current board first just for fun. never know, you might get lucky. also, you gain valuable experience using something you might be expecting to replace anyway. always a plus, especially if you break something
    
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ldk View Post
could be, but i would try the current board first just for fun. never know, you might get lucky. also, you gain valuable experience using something you might be expecting to replace anyway. always a plus, especially if you break something
Oh of course. What kind of being would we be if we allowed a motherboard to go untested? By all means push it!
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the helpful reply's.
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post #10 of 14
Hi Bud

Myparents have a Pd 805 @ stock its 2660Mhz.
They have the same mother board as me because we built both pc together at the same time

They use a asus strike cooper pipe coolerbecause my old man likes to play flightsim and *****. This weekend i managed to get 3.2+ ghz out of it and PC mark 5 score of 85** this was with a 7600GT only slighty overclocked but i didn't do a prime test so i don't know how stable it is but my old don't care he just loves play that flipping game
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