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Well ive overclocked my P4 from 2.6ghz to 2.8ghz but after that its unstable and it just wont go any ferther but im not sure if its a heat problem or not or iff im doing something wrong.

my system specs are

case type: dell optiplex Gx150
Mobo: Optiplex Gx260
1024 mb micron and smart (2x512)
processor: Pentium 4 northwood

more info: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=362021

my bios is locked but i just used clockgen to get it this far.
Edited by Jaxlb - 5/16/08 at 10:21pm
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is anyone going to help me
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post #3 of 15
dont use clockgen.

your motherboard might have jumpers, so you should be able to overclock with them, besides jumpers would be safer then using clockgen since clockgen can corrupt and ruin windows
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post #4 of 15
I think you need to up your voltage for stability, but if your BIOS is locked then you cant.
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post #5 of 15
P4's can be push like crazy I had a P4 661 Stock = 3.6 i overclocked it to 4.7 Stable 24/7 with Air you can push them passed 5.0GHZ on air i don't know about the 2.6 P4
post #6 of 15
As others have stated don't use clockgen (at least i wouldn't recommend it) It can cause corruption in windows and is just generally unstable. If you cannot access voltages/FSB speeds within the bios then your most likely not going to be able to get a stable overclock over what you have now. If you can find out the make/model of the motherboard in the machine we may be able to help further.
post #7 of 15
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its a intel i845g from what cpuz is telling me
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post #8 of 15
Your RAM will limit you before long. I can only go from 3.2 to 3.7 before I can't POST.

And your mobo isn't helping either.
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post #9 of 15
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yea i kinda noticed but i was thinking of putting a new mobo in but i have no clue what to do and that im poor right now and i jsut want to get up a bit more power
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well i dont know what to do whether to pay for a new mobo or start looking for a hole computer that i can build
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