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post #1 of 22
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Hey
I have just bought a 3.0Ghz 800FSB 512KB processor with coolmaster heatsink and fan. I have an Abit IS7 i865PE motherboard powered by a 450w dual fan qtec PSU. What is the potential i can overclock this processor to?

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post #2 of 22
It's not unusual to break 4.0 GHz on a 3.0 GHz Northy, though your exact overclock depends on many many factors (cooling, RAM, quality of PSU, dumb luck, etc.) A realistic goal might be in the 3.6 GHz range. If it flies up to that point with good temps (try to keep it at or below 55°C as much as possible), try pushing it further. Good luck and post back your results.
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post #3 of 22
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thats a good overclock range. I will try with 3.6 first and if it is stable will move onto 4.0ghz
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post #4 of 22
Just to clarify, 3.6 is a good starting goal. Be sure to increase your system clock 3-5 MHz at a time, so you can tweak all of your system settings and test stability as you go along.
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post #5 of 22
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my heatsink cooler for my processor max supports a 3.2ghz for northwood. Will there be a problem if i overclock to 3.6ghz
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post #6 of 22
You should be fine, but theres only one way to find out. Start overclocking a little bit at a time and keep an eye on your temps.
post #7 of 22
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thanks will post my results soon
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post #8 of 22
A basic overclock consists of Doing a few things in unison

1. Increasing your CPU Clock speed. for example from 200 to 205

2. At some point when your system becomes unstable -Increasing your CPU voltage. for example - from default to + .01

3. At some point when your system becomes unstable -Increasing your Ram DDR voltage By 0.1 increments

4. At some point when your system becomes unstable, it may be due to the fact that your Memory (RAM) timings are too tight.
Your timing is 2.5 337 At some point you may have to loosen them to 3.0 448

post #9 of 22
Remember to test your load tempature and not just your idle temp.

Use Prime95 to do this.

If your just testing your load temp the run it for 10 minutes, but if your testing stability then run it for 8-10 hours.
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post #10 of 22
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how do i change my

CPU voltage
Ram DDR voltage
Memory (RAM) timings

i can check my temp cos i got a temp lcd display.
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