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I have an old hewlett packard and I overclock it using a set fsb. I get to about 2.25Ghz and the video and sound just dies. And is there anyway to get it even farther past 2.5 without changing the voltage thanks. And sorry for not alot of details kind of a noob at this.
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post #2 of 13
Not really, raising the voltage is one of the main things you need to do to push the system further.
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Reason it won't overclock well, it's a HP.
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Your thermal paste might need some replacing if your computer is as old as I think it is (4 years+)
I'd also imagine that your computer is pretty dirty inside if you haven't cleaned it before

Also, raising voltage is very normal for overclocking. Just don't overdo it or you'll end up with a fried chip
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Alright, to be helpful; To OC it, you need to at least change the motherboard, then new heatsink and thermal paste. If you don't want to change mobo, then just get new thermal paste and heatsink. Also check the ventilation and the dust buildup inside the case.
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I have an old hewlett packard and I overclock it using a set fsb. I get to about 2.25Ghz and the video and sound just dies. And is there anyway to get it even farther past 2.5 without changing the voltage thanks. And sorry for not alot of details kind of a noob at this.
The Pentium4 up until 2.4GHz are build on a very... unoverclockable core, the Willamette I think. Anyhow, OCing on non-overclockable systems can be done in software as you say, but they rarely go over 10% because of the motherboards (no PCI/AGP lock). Your soundcard is probably PCI, and it gets OCed too, which isn't good for it at all.
If you want more, change the motherboard, but take my 2 cents: that rig is powerful enough for office/web, pushing it too much might not be a good thing considering its age.
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post #7 of 13
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Thank you guys. Any good motherboard reccomendations for an intel 775 preferably under 120 and a good overclockable chip
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Last year, I installed a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L into an HP a1020n and everything worked and plugged in just fine and it overclocked stable to almost 4Ghz (original 3.0) with an aftermarket cooler on the cpu. The only problem is that your operating system will no longer be activated due to the motherboard change and you will have to format and install a new retail version of XP.
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wow thanks for all the reccomendations. It heads me into the right direction on what cpu to buy. Thanks alot
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