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didnt see that thank god someone is thinking today


On a side note tho 2.8C northwoods are very good overclockers in general esp the D1 stepping CPU's

My CPU would take a lot more punishment if my board could take it (Voltmodding needed) I815PE chipsets are not the best for maximising the potential of northwoods imo
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wots the average o/c for a 2.8 Northwood?
I gather that my 2.53 is good for kinda 3.33 maybe a little more, I havent received my SI-120 yet
a mate has a 2.8 kicking about, may get it if its a goodun!
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by BugBash
wots the average o/c for a 2.8 Northwood?
I gather that my 2.53 is good for kinda 3.33 maybe a little more, I havent received my SI-120 yet
a mate has a 2.8 kicking about, may get it if its a goodun!
Well if you take into account that the IC7 series boards are stable at 300+ MHz FSB speeds you are on to a winner with yours.

As your chip is the 533MHz one not the 800MHz on i think around 3.6 is the max but dont quote on that

Also depends on the quality of your RAM
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Yup, mines 533FSB, the 2.8 that mate has is 533 aswell dont know wot revision tho...
got some generic and compaq memory cas2.5-3-3-summat
all good up to just over DDR400 speeds,
as for memory, been looking at cas 2-2-2 ocz memory
Now then, better to go for memory thats 500Mhz with loose or 433Mhz with tighter timings?
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Yup, mines 533FSB, the 2.8 that mate has is 533 aswell dont know wot revision tho...
got some generic and compaq memory cas2.5-3-3-summat
all good up to just over DDR400 speeds,
as for memory, been looking at cas 2-2-2 ocz memory
Now then, better to go for memory thats 500Mhz with loose or 433Mhz with tighter timings?
Personally if i had the money at the moment i would go for a good PC4000 (DDR500) dual channel kit. That was you can run 1:1 for a greater overclock before having to resort to dividers

Timings are important just get the best CAS 2 or 2.5 memory you can afford.
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