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post #11 of 24
like others have said, nice OC. 4GHz is insane, and if it lowered your performance in games... then I guess 3.8 is better for you anyway.
post #12 of 24
Don't feel bad. Very very few make 4GHz on those chipsets. Yes, there have been a few but not many. I have played with the i865/i875 for a few years with almost all iterations (except P4 3.4C) and have never made it stable. I've made 4GHz more than a few times but never prime95 dual stable. for more than eight minutes and often less than a few minutes.

It took me to the i925xe (and the P4 630) before I achieved a stable 4.0GHz system. What I am talking about is on air cooling. There have been those on water and more extreme cooling that have made the transition.

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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Namrac
like others have said, nice OC. 4GHz is insane, and if it lowered your performance in games... then I guess 3.8 is better for you anyway.
its weird because it only happened in CoD2...but that games squeezes everything out of my video card as it is...thanks again
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post #14 of 24
Yup, a 9600 would have trouble handling CoD2...

Do you have it in Dx9 or Dx7 mode? Direct X 7 mode runs much smoother in CoD2, there are a couple bugs that lower framerate in Dx9.
post #15 of 24
welcome to the club mate.... to tell u the truth that proc and the mobo combination is really good...i say if u do enough tweaking to stabilize the system and cool the north and south bridges u will be able to handle 4.0 no problems....

on my p5p800 i removed all hs, cleaned them and reapplied as5 everywhere...it gave me cool temps and oc close to urs...temps were only a maximum of 40's but take into account it was in the tropics with ambient temps of 28 to 32°C....

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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Yup, a 9600 would have trouble handling CoD2...

Do you have it in Dx9 or Dx7 mode? Direct X 7 mode runs much smoother in CoD2, there are a couple bugs that lower framerate in Dx9.

no its def on direct x7...its back to normal...im not sure if it was the extra speed of the processor but i dought it because i tried disabling the HT to see if my frame rates would go up before the 4.0 overclock and same thing happened.....but now its runnign fine again...i had to do some reasearch on the card and all its options and it seems i have found the best settings..i must say the card handles it very good....i have AA on 4x, i play on 1280x1024, and all other setting are pretty much on high....except the smoke and i get around 30fps on average....its not bad for 100 dollar card...
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post #17 of 24
Nice OC!! I cant wait till i can hit 4.0.
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Quote:
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Nice OC!! I cant wait till i can hit 4.0.
Notice that his motherboard is a 775 form factor cpu sink vs a socket 478. There are many 4.0+ Ghz air jobbies on 775's. Also note that his chip is a 6xx series which many make 4.2+ GHz whilst on the 775 form factor.

It's a totally different thing. To easily get to a 4.0+Ghz (on air) you will probably have to move to 775.

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post #19 of 24
He has the same Mobo i have?!?
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Notice that his motherboard is a 775 form factor cpu sink vs a socket 478. There are many 4.0+ Ghz air jobbies on 775's. Also note that his chip is a 6xx series which many make 4.2+ GHz whilst on the 775 form factor.

It's a totally different thing. To easily get to a 4.0+Ghz (on air) you will probably have to move to 775.

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