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My first overclock

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I have a P4 @2.4GHz, 512MB RAM DDR400 PC3200 on an ASUS P4P800S-X.
I have read all the guides for overclocking I could find in here but since this
is the first time it gets a bit confusing.
I found within the BIOS an option which overclocks automatically by certain % increments. I have reached 10% (I haven't tried more yet) without any problems , which comes to 2.65GHz.
I use Speedfan which says the CPU is at ~52-54C at idle and the vcore is at 1.42V (I think my CPU is a Prescott )

Is it better to overclock manually rather than the current automatic mode? How further it can go and how?

Any contributions and suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advace guys.
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post #2 of 36
Ouch!... watch those temps.. I dont reccomend you use that overclock untill you get some decent cooling (Big Typhoon)!!! You should be at 52 Full Load

By the way, try reading peoples post (overclock Posts) its better to use the manual function than use the Ai Booster Imo
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Help us help you by filling out your user profile. Click on user cp on the main bar then click edit system specs.

What ram are you using?

It is better to overclock manually.

If you are not sure what core your cpu is download cpu-z. If that is a northwood then your running dangerously high on the temps but if its a prescott that is fairly normal for the stock cooler.
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It's better to overclock manually if you think you have enough knowledge. Any questions you have, obviously just ask here! That's why the forums here!
Anyway, it's better because you can push your system higher by adjusting each factor seperately to ensure a better overall clock. When using the overclock option in the BIOS it's doing all the factors as a whole, limiting your overclock because it pushes all at once and stops all at once depending on if a single factor encounters a stability issue. Uh, sorry if that's confusing but atleast I'm trying to explain

PreScott's are known to be really hot running processors. Are you using a stock heatsink fan (came with the CPU when you bought it)?

Anyway, I'm running AMD, and I've always run AMD, so I can't really tell you how far you can push your processor, but depending on the core I have seen a lot of those processors clocked to 2.8 GHz. Hopefully an Intel guy will come in soon and help. Good luck!
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Holy moly, I can't believe I've contributed the most help in a post! That's a first Makes me happy since I'm pretty new to overclocking as well lol.
*tears well up in eyes* Happy, happy! joy, joy!
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Thanks for all the replies until now.
Yes I am using the stock heatsink.
The temps were at the same level before I tried to overclock it, I did not see any changes at all. And that is why I said I think it's a Prescott and therefore the temps are normal.
All I have for cooling at the moment is the Thermaltake PSU with dual fans and I am about to get a 12cm fan as well. I will try to find out if it's a Prescott indeed.

The Ram is an Elixir PC3200 DDR400.

--Thanks for letting me know about the user profile, I will do that right now.
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post #7 of 36
That 12 cm is a good idea. Even though its a prescott, your temps shouldnt be that high...

My 3.0 prescott runs @ 41-44 idle and 52-54 Full Load (Dual Prime)
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You should be able to get better temps with the typhoon mine 33c. idle, 42c. loaded folding 24/7 at 4.4ghz.
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I know... I have crap case fans... My mobo temp is 33
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post #10 of 36
Ok, here's what you do Monkey:
Download CPU-Z ( www.cpuid.com ). It should tell you what core you are running, as well as other overclocking info you can monitor from your operating system such as your motherboard specs and RAM timings.

Second, get a new heatsink/fan like Mr Typhoon fan said earlier heh
Always look into a copper heatsink. They're the best for transfering heat.
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