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Originally Posted by andy_davidson
bigval, i cant get my CPU to go any higher without adding more voltages to it, and i mean, i dunno how many votages i can safely put into it before it decides to go *poof* any idea's?
What are you at right now, for vcore?
I cant wait to try 2gigs in BF2.
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Sorry that I didn't see this thread before.

Is the lag you are experiencing frame rate lag or lack of memory lag. This is obvious to spot as the hard drive will keep moving data to the system RAM and the system page file if it is memory based lag. If it is indeed FPS lag I do not think that it is the CPU that is causing it, your CPU is easily capable of handling BF2 as my brothers PC with the 2GHz Celeron and the 9200SE can play it with 30+FPS on low settings.
There are most likely other factors that are causing problems.
As mentioned previously in the thread there is indeed spyware that could be stealing some of the CPU's clock cycles. Windows Defender/Spybot/Ad-Aware will sort them out.
Viruses, worms and Trojan horses can also cause this problem. A full system scan is recommended with Norton. I would also consider uninstalling Norton for a few days and using a trial of NOD32 as it will pick up viruses that Norton can not see.

A point about Windows Defender, it gives a very good amount of detail about the processes that are executing at startup and are currently running, check to see if any are unaurthorised and may be stealing the CPU's processing power.

@bigval: As for voltage if I recall I set it to 1.425 unless he has changed it and it is holding at a decent temperature. If overclocking is required I would expect 1.525v to work well and within a decent temperature difference of the limit e.g. 56C compared to the ~66.7C limit for this CPU as the cooling is decent
Memory will be a factor though.
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nah grego, it aint at 1.425 anymore, it keeps altering itself, it just annoys me, because i cant overclock this prescott as much as i could over clock my northwood!! Next time i come to yours will swap them about a bit and try different settings.

Ok folks, i robbed another GB of ram from my dads PC and now im running 2GB of PC3200. it still has issues. its starting to make me sick! haha.

It is deffo CPU lag i think, i just wanna overclock it more but stupid VCORE wont let me >:|

Also, i robbed my dads HDD for a week or so, 200 GB more for me :]

So, what you reckon i should clock my VCORE at?

Cheers
Andy
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So, what you reckon i should clock my VCORE at?

Cheers
Andy
What are you at now?

Well they say pressy's max 1.525 depending on cooling.((i think))
I do believe northwoods can go higher, depending on cooling. ((correct me if im wrong anyone)) They dont run as hot as pressy's do.
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nah grego, it aint at 1.425 anymore, it keeps altering itself, it just annoys me, because i cant overclock this prescott as much as i could over clock my northwood!! Next time i come to yours will swap them about a bit and try different settings.

Ok folks, i robbed another GB of ram from my dads PC and now im running 2GB of PC3200. it still has issues. its starting to make me sick! haha.

It is deffo CPU lag i think, i just wanna overclock it more but stupid VCORE wont let me >:|

Also, i robbed my dads HDD for a week or so, 200 GB more for me :]

So, what you reckon i should clock my VCORE at?

Cheers
Andy
What bothers me is that your frame rate should drop when you select higher graphic setttings. This is because it is causing more stress on the CPU, mainly due to vertex processing, even though HT&L does help a lot to reduce stress on the CPU.
Also another factor is that your CPU should be able to run the game at decent settings fine, this could mean that the CPU is not actually fully stable when it is processing and executing a lot of data and instructions.

As for overclocking a max of 1.525v is indeed the maximum recommended amount and I would not hesitate to use that amount depending if the other components are up to the task and if temperatures will remain below 65C.

Measures to take to ensure maximum stabilibility:
Run Prime95 for 8 hours +
Run memtest86
Run an instance of PC Mark 2005 and let it complete all tests.
Run five runs of SuperPI
If it passes all of these I would expect it to be fully stable and I would look at different problems.

Begin setting the CPU voltage at 1.45v and I would expect 3GHz out of it at least at those settings, remember memory will be holding you back so a divider must be used to keep the memory at or below their manufactured speeds
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