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Overclocking my old pentium 4

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/*Story below skip to tl;dr if you don't wish to read*/
Not trying to brag but this pentium 4 is unstoppable. Its lived through hot California summers being 100F in my room under full load for countless days running a webserver. I haven't dusted this computer very much only about 3x since 2005. I live in a agricultural area and dust is inevitable. So I just believe this computer adapted to that dust--this heat.

This leaves me to my final thoughts about this pentium 4. Being stuck at 1.6GHz I believe it's time to kick it up some levels and bring it to 3.5GHz! I really want to OC this computer and see just how much heat it can make. I was going to buy some dry ice since it's so cheap and try chilling it and give it some one time treatment before I OC it.

The reason for this is I got a 1155 stock cooler from my i7 and I want to mod it to use it on my pentium 4 and my parents are needing a multi media PC to play some flash videos and some online movies from netflix. At it's current state 1.6GHz it's pretty slow. So I want to OC it so it can handle their needs.

/*tl;dr*/
When I enter the bios there's no option to modify cpu variables it's just simple boot order and other information. How can I OC this pentium 4? I've seen someone OC their pentium 4 to 6.0GHz and I'm wondering how I can OC also.
Edited by `Kyle - 3/23/11 at 9:58pm
post #2 of 6
This is your chip. It is Uni-core Single threaded and quite an old processor. Even an Atom from 2008 puts it to shame.

/Rant

We need more information about the system its running in. I assume since you state that nothing is unlocked, it's a prefab machine.

If so, you are pretty much stuck at that speed anyway, unless you purchase a motherboard which you can configure settings on. (Which you would need to purchase used most likely)

This is also a Socket 478 as opposed to the more popular and newer LGA 775
IIRC there weren't huge performance differences in the beginning from one to the other. Just 775 broke the 3.5Ghz ceiling and supported PCI-e.

My best suggestion:
Either keep it like it is and try it out with Netflix/flash videos.

Build them a budget rig for less than $400 and be 20x happier than with that fossil of a chip.

The OCs on a P4 to 6.0Ghz were probably starting from a 3.0Ghz or Higher chip. IIRC I would be willing to guess 2.4 would be the max for that chip stable. 2.8 pushing it.
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 3/24/11 at 5:40am
post #3 of 6
Good Lord! Don't waste your time. It won't oc that high. People were getting P4 3.4 800fsb to run that high, not this bottom dweller.

Hey, for what you want to do with it, you might be ok. Test it out.
 
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post #4 of 6
If the 1.6 won't cut it, grab this for $50

Socket 478

Make sure your Mobo can handle it.
post #5 of 6
Looks like your BIOS doesn't supprt FSB modification. It's prolly because you have a stock motherboard from HP or Dell etc.
If you replace your mobo with a new one from newegg.ca, It'll be sure to have setting to change the FSB frequency.
Try GIGABYTE
post #6 of 6
His Chip is so old and slow, he wouldn't even be able to push it very far. For the same price of a new Socket 478 Mobo he can get a faster stock P4 to fit his current motherboard.
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