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Hi, i'm new here, and have quite a standard question, but I hope you can help me.

I have a P4 3.0 775 2mb cache, a gigabyte 915P XT performance and some other stuff.. I've been clocking my 3.0 to 3.2, and it's quite stable, so I have a dream, to go further. But because i'm a poor student(arn't all students poor ) and don't want to blow up my processor/motherboard. I really don't have the money, it's brand new.. So does anybody know how much is the SAFE MAX(I know clocking isn't safe, but..) for this config?

my multiplier is x15.0 and fsb is now @ 215... And think of bringing it to 220. IF this isn't dangerous(that's why I need you)

thnx in advance


(sorry for my bad english)
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post #2 of 10
Raising the FSB is not dangerous per se. The worst thing that can happen is your machine will refuse to post. You can reset the bios and normally everything should be fine.
What's really dangerous is when you start playing with voltages and raising them (cpu, ram, chipset voltages etc...)
Also make sure your cpu temperature doesn't go over 60C (better if u can keep it below 55C) when it's running at full load.
You can safely raise the FSB but just do it in small 3 to 5 increments and test your system for stability each time. You should look for a 3.3 GHz as a start. If you can make it to 3.5 or more than I'd say this is excellent but this would require better cooling than Intel's stock fan/heatsink.

From what I've come to realize, overclocking is a science that requires quite a bit of patience.
Good luck !
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Welcome to the site, that 3.0 should reach 3.5 with no problem, keep your temps below 55c. under load, also fill in your profile so we can help you better, goto user cp upper left hand side, click on edit system specs.
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The rule for overclocking is: your upper limit for overclocking will be a 30% increase. going beyond 30% requires a very stable system with adequate cooling (water, phase-change).

So, by that rule, you won't want to go beyond 3.9GHz. I see your safe max being around 3.7GHz.

To start overclocking, keep raising your FSB by 3-5MHz at a time, and making sure that your system boots your OS. Once you get to the point where it freezes or won't load, up the vCore one step (which I think would be 1.415v for you), until the system loads. Don't go too high with your vCore or you'll damage your system.
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post #5 of 10
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Ok, thnx with the warm welcome. i'm going to put the fsb from 215 to 220. I'll keep ya updated



hooray, got him @ 3.3.... stable(so far) gonna use super pi. check if he's stable enough. The idle temp is 30°c. Is this ok ?
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post #6 of 10
Use Prime95 too (keep it running for at least 6 to 8 hours, best time to do it is before you sleep ).
Read this good FAQ by pjlietz: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/43628-...elect+Affinity

About your temps... 30C idle is great for stock cooling !
You should check both idle and 100% load temps.
What is your ambient temperature ?
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Ok, thnx with the warm welcome. i'm going to put the fsb from 215 to 220. I'll keep ya updated



hooray, got him @ 3.3.... stable(so far) gonna use super pi. check if he's stable enough. The idle temp is 30°c. Is this ok ?


Just keep an eye on the temps under load.
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just installed MBM 5. But my motherboard(gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo) isn't in the list, and I don't find anything related, help
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post #9 of 10
If you're looking for a software that will monitor your temps then get "Everest" by lavalys: http://www.lavalys.com/

You might also want to take a look at "Speedfan": www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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post #10 of 10
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have them both, but everybody says that MBM5 is so much beter, but hey, if I can watch my temps, it's ok


now lets see what we can get out of my x600 XT
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