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im wanting to get atleast 3.2 out of this once i oc it. think i would have any problems or should i get a prescott. i know the norths run a little cooler. i think

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in specs my 2.53 @ 2.94 with a max load temp of 35. should i push for over 3? everytime i did OS runs fine but games would always freeze after about 1 min of max settings. would this be the OS/Game running on different speed without reinstall or just not stable. never could check 3.0 temps was to afraid to run it anymore at that speed
 

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if you are at 35c yeah... you can push it more...
be sure to not get over 45 idle.... that the imaginary line i've created
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Originally Posted by Pacman

if you are at 35c yeah... you can push it more...
be sure to not get over 45 idle.... that the imaginary line i've created
lol

If I could be as wise to disagree, I'd say that you should be safe that your Load doesnt exceed 55C, and not that your Idle flies past 45C. Why? Because, sometimes, dust and other factors such as air-cooling, your temperatures in your living area, etc can make the load go high-by. This was especially true in my case, where I had a low idle and a high load. I live in Puerto Rico, AKA as Caribbean, AKA as the "Hot Zone".
 

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just as an info for you guys...the northys are able to run to as high as 75°C..i have done it and survived..(actually my temps went as high as 85°C) but the actual temp that even intel would suggest is in the range of 55 to 65°C as a maximum temp....

remember is has been well noted that Intel cpus dont die even when u go as high as 85 or 90°C they just slow down...AMD would turn belly up

and as such u can easily oc ur system till u reach about 45 to 55°C Max under any conditions (load)

as for pushing ur current sys past 3.0 i think it is very possible...the only problem that i see from ur current description is probably either ur ram is not able to support the max settings for games at that oc or more likely ur vga is not able to cope with the requirements of the game at full settings which is more likely to be the case....

most cards unless they are the top of the line are not able to run all games at full settings...i think this is the problem..try lowering ur max setting slightly lower and see if u can play the games....i also state this considering ur card is oced by lots....
 

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You say 2.8 1M Northwood. There are no Northwoods with 1MB Caches so I would download CPU-Z from here:

http://www.cpuid.org/cpuz.php

and tell us if it is a Northwood or Prescott processor. The voltage requirements are different for each processor and what is given for a Northwood (1.65 - 1.7V) would be tragic for a Prescott.

Your Manual:

http://tw2005.giga-byte.com/MotherBo...8S648FX-RZ.htm

On the "Frequency/Voltage" Page, you will notice "Linear Frequency Control" I would disable it if it is not. I would set the PCI Clock (MHz) to 33 and the AGP Clock (MHz) to 66.

There is no Voltage control for the CPU and this will limit your overclock though. Since you have both PCI and AGP locks though, it may be that your system has a "built-in" voltage increase tied to the FSB overclock. I have seen this before so you may wish to note when you increase your FSP (on CPU-Z) and see if the CPU voltage increases when you overclock.

Interesting....


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yeah i know how to oc and have done(if u check the specs) my next question was after running it at 3 G my games would freeze up but i never got to check temps at 3 due to freeze so was it due to cpu couldnt handle it or becuz i had installed OS and games on slower processor

i could have sworn i saw a 1M northwood on pricewatch but i probably just wasnt paying attention or got mixed up with another
 
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