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Hey, I'm new to OC (and don't plan on becoming exactly profficient at it ). Here is my system specs:

Intel Celeron D, 533 fbs 2.8gHz Prescott core (running at 3.08gHz at the moment) EDIT: socket 478

1gb PC3200 Kingston ram (assuming its running like PC2700 due to fbs on chip)

ASUS P4P800 SE Motherboard w/ AMI (American Megatrends) bios v 1.011 (as of today)

Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811209002

Geforce 5200

I built this computer myself about 5 months ago. It runs like a charm (even suprised me when playing CoDII, default settings). So much better than my HP 531W...

Right now I'm using the AI overclocking option that comes with the AMI bios at 10%. Before doing this, my idling temp was around 35-38C with peaks of 41C for 1hr with my PVR software running 100%.

Since OC, I'm running 38C idle, peak at 50C (same 1hr PVR test).

I'm still running stock heatsink, and running all case fans.

I've heard that temps above 65C cause immediate failure, and temps around 50C won't hurt much with celeron prescotts.

However, I have alot of OC capability through the OS, so I was wondering if somebody might give me a few pointers on a better heatsink setup for around $20 (not including paste, I have access to Artic Silver). I was hoping to keep the system stable and cool up to 3.5 gHz, if possible. Not that I'd use it much, but it'd be sooooo cool.

Anyways, any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Your CPU is good up to around 67c actually. The reason 65 is the magic number as far as temperature is concerned is because that's around the temp where thermal throttling takes place.

For $20 you won't find much as far as GOOD cooling solutions. You'll definitely at least find something better than stock. If you take the time to peruse through newegg, you should be able to find something that looks decent to you. If you link to it here, I'm sure there will be plenty of people to give you their biased/unbiased opinion.
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IBM PPC Triple core @ 3.2GHz Custom ATi Xenos 10MB 
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Originally Posted by bcweitzel
Hey, I'm new to OC (and don't plan on becoming exactly profficient at it ).

Well, now, that's not a good attitude!!!!


under $20?


Kinda tough to get a solid cooling solution in that range. A BT or a Zalman 9500 will lower your temps about 10-13c degrees, but will run about $50-$60.


TR2TT TR2-M12

I used that one on my old 3Ghz Prescott 478. That and AS5 lowered my temps about 6 degrees at load. AS5 is about $5, plus that and shipping, right around $20.
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