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should i oc and cool my P4/2.8g Ghz cpu or replace it, purely on cost vs. results
which cooler would be a proper match for it, with OC-ing in mind?
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
should i oc and cool my P4/2.8g Ghz cpu or replace it, purely on cost vs. results
which cooler would be a proper match for it, with OC-ing in mind?
I guess it depends how much you can overclock it with that mainboard. Does it even allow you to change the FSB speed? Not familiar with Acer boards.

That might be your main problem with tweaking that system. You can get a board that supports your 2.8ghz, and be able to up the CPU later on with the same board. Depends how much money you want to spend.

What kind of 2.8 is that? Prescott, Northwood? whats the Bus Speed? 533mhz?

Get CPU-z and see what you actually have over there, then check the bios to see if you can clock it up. If you can overclock it, you will probably be able to hit 3.0ghz or higher on stock cooling if your lucky.I wouldn't expect to see a really nice OC with that board even with good cooling but who knows.

EDIT: Just reading a few things about that mainboard. Looks like you cant overclock it, so you are looking at buying a new CPU for that board to get more speed, or a new Mainboard and overclocking that cpu. Or both.
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If you had a better board yould get pretty good clocks with that celeron 335(not P4) Ive clocked to just over 3.5ghz with the same CPU w/stock cooling on a biostar p4m80-m4 board, and imagine a 1.ghz overclock shouold be very do-able I spent $44 on the board from newegg, was expecting a fish but got a shark. Anyways Id get a new board first, and work your way up the chain.
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