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I got bored today, so I decided to see if I could push my 2.5 year old Northwood a bit further. I've had it overclocked to 3.0 from it's stock 2.4 from the first day I got it. But recently I switched my thermal paste over to Arctic Silver 5 and watched my temperature plumit. So I figure "Why not?"

So heres my results:


I used the distributed.net's Client to benchmark it's performance.
The 3.0GHz OC got me an average of 21,799,870 nodes/sec
Next I pushed it to 3.244GHz, which got me 23,215,038
And lastly, to 3.4GHz, topping out at 24,333,346
An 11% performance increase for an 11% extra overclock, and a total of a 30% OC on only my AS5 and my old ThermalTake Volcano 7+.

And it maxes out around a safe 64c.

Not too bad if I do say so myself.
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post #2 of 14
Congrats!!!
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post #3 of 14
Very nice. I use to have a P4 2.4 Ghz, I was able to get it to about 3.2Ghz. Unfortionately I did not have AS5!
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post #4 of 14
I thought for northwood chips max temp was 55! Make sure your temp can handle that heat if it is a full time overclock.
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post #5 of 14
Yeah 65 is a little on the hot side, most people don't like to let thier Prescotts run there.
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post #6 of 14
good old northies those 2.4s were clockin like mad
post #7 of 14
Nice job man, I bet it's as fast as my 2.47 Sempron now.
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post #8 of 14
Northwoods with 800MHz FSB OC great. Does yours support HT? If so it is a Northwood C. I've got mine running at 3.21 stable, but my motherboard is holding me back. But my DTR should be here tomorow.
People have gotten Northwood C's pretty far. Congrats on the OC!
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post #9 of 14
I dont understand the multiplier thing.. so whats the fsb on that thing?
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post #10 of 14
very good =]

I had get 3,2 @ 4.0 (800mhz OC), but i'm using the cooler box, generic thermal liquid, now, i'm going to change my memorys and mb and get some new records with air cooling =]
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