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I got bored today, so I decided to see if I could push my 2.5 year old Northwood a bit further. I've had it overclocked to 3.0 from it's stock 2.4 from the first day I got it. But recently I switched my thermal paste over to Arctic Silver 5 and watched my temperature plumit. So I figure "Why not?"

So heres my results:


I used the distributed.net's Client to benchmark it's performance.
The 3.0GHz OC got me an average of 21,799,870 nodes/sec
Next I pushed it to 3.244GHz, which got me 23,215,038
And lastly, to 3.4GHz, topping out at 24,333,346
An 11% performance increase for an 11% extra overclock, and a total of a 30% OC on only my AS5 and my old ThermalTake Volcano 7+.

And it maxes out around a safe 64c.

Not too bad if I do say so myself.
 

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Very nice. I use to have a P4 2.4 Ghz, I was able to get it to about 3.2Ghz. Unfortionately I did not have AS5!
 

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Northwoods with 800MHz FSB OC great. Does yours support HT? If so it is a Northwood C. I've got mine running at 3.21 stable, but my motherboard is holding me back. But my DTR should be here tomorow.

People have gotten Northwood C's pretty far. Congrats on the OC!
 

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very good =]

I had get 3,2 @ 4.0 (800mhz OC), but i'm using the cooler box, generic thermal liquid, now, i'm going to change my memorys and mb and get some new records with air cooling =]
 

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PetrolHead
Yeah but you got a Celeron

It is a good overclock though

That is the painful truth
 

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Nah, I looked up the max temperature for the Northwood and it says it shouldent be over 70c. And I ran this thing at a little more than 65c for over 2 years now. I could probably push it a bit further, but the performance increase wouldent really be worth the possible damage.
Especially since my bus is 800 stock but with the OC it has to run it 1133, so I'm more worried about burning out my bus lines. lol

And yeah, my CPU supports HT, but I have it turned off to make sure that apps and game use 100% of the processor instead of possibly only using Half if they don't support dual processors.
 
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