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Hi guys,

I got an old PC from a friend of mine, so I decided after some looking around and benchmarking to overclock it.

The system specifications:
- Intel Celeron 900MHz
- Asus TUV4X mobo
- 256MB 133MHz SD-Ram
- ATi 9600SE
- Soundcard and other not that important stuff

First thing I noticed was that the CPU would probably really bottleneck that GPU. But I didn't care that much.
So first of I made a cooler for the CPU and GPU of some old heatsinks and fans I had lying around. When installed it cooled the system really well
After that I voltmodded the vGPU. Stock at 1.2V and set to 1.43

Man, I gotta tell, it's was kinda a annoying motherboard for overclocking. I know that running FSB:RAM at 1:1 gives best performance. But since the FSB was 100MHz, so was the RAM. After giving almost every(!) component an overvoltage, it was able to run the RAM at 133MHz and the CPU at 1200MHz (stable). A higher clock would cause even the BIOS to freeze.

The GPU was clocked stock at 320/200. After overclocking with the vmod I got it at 520/220. Not really that bad. (It was my first vmod btw )

Then I installed a home-made nlite version of Windows XP to optimize gaming performance (this really gives a nice boost).

When benchmarking this overclocked setup with 3dMark01 SE it gave me a score of 4322
Should I consider this as high for the system? Looked kinda low to me.
Also, do you guys have any suggestion on getting even higher clocks/scores?

I played GTA 3 and Vice City and Red Alert 2 with no lag at all. Kinda cool for an old PC like this one
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Hi guys,

I got an old PC from a friend of mine, so I decided after some looking around and benchmarking to overclock it.

The system specifications:
- Intel Celeron 900MHz
- Asus TUV4X mobo
- 256MB 133MHz SD-Ram
- ATi 9600SE
- Soundcard and other not that important stuff

First thing I noticed was that the CPU would probably really bottleneck that GPU. But I didn't care that much.
So first of I made a cooler for the CPU and GPU of some old heatsinks and fans I had lying around. When installed it cooled the system really well
After that I voltmodded the vGPU. Stock at 1.2V and set to 1.43

Man, I gotta tell, it's was kinda a annoying motherboard for overclocking. I know that running FSB:RAM at 1:1 gives best performance. But since the FSB was 100MHz, so was the RAM. After giving almost every(!) component an overvoltage, it was able to run the RAM at 133MHz and the CPU at 1200MHz (stable). A higher clock would cause even the BIOS to freeze.

The GPU was clocked stock at 320/200. After overclocking with the vmod I got it at 520/220. Not really that bad. (It was my first vmod btw )

Then I installed a home-made nlite version of Windows XP to optimize gaming performance (this really gives a nice boost).

When benchmarking this overclocked setup with 3dMark01 SE it gave me a score of 4322
Should I consider this as high for the system? Looked kinda low to me.
Also, do you guys have any suggestion on getting even higher clocks/scores?

I played GTA 3 and Vice City and Red Alert 2 with no lag at all. Kinda cool for an old PC like this one
Looks nice. I love old PCs. Nice to get some practice on the GPU vmodding too.
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Yeah you can learn things from those old systems. Actually voltmodding was pretty easy to do.
Warscythe
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Intel i7 6700k 4.4GHz @ 1.295V Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Gigabyte GTX1070 Gaming G1 Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 500GB (M.2) + 3TB WD Green + 3TB WD... Custom Watercooling (CPU + GPU) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x LG IPS237L 1080p 
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Corsair Vengeance K70 Anodized Black, Cherry Red Corsair RM750x Corsair 750D Airflow Edition Corsair Vengeance M65 Black 
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Intel i7 6700k 4.4GHz @ 1.295V Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Gigabyte GTX1070 Gaming G1 Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 500GB (M.2) + 3TB WD Green + 3TB WD... Custom Watercooling (CPU + GPU) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x LG IPS237L 1080p 
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Corsair Vengeance K70 Anodized Black, Cherry Red Corsair RM750x Corsair 750D Airflow Edition Corsair Vengeance M65 Black 
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