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Hi guys, I'm an OC newb. I just overclocked my CPU (P4 HT Northwood 3GHZ) by about 300 mhz. I was wondering how high i should go before i should stop and upgrade my cooling. My CPU fan is stock but im planning to upgrade to a big typhoon. Heres a screenshot of CPU-Z<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Hi guys, I'm an OC newb. I just overclocked my CPU (P4 HT Northwood 3GHZ) by about 300 mhz. I was wondering how high i should go before i should stop and upgrade my cooling. My CPU fan is stock but im planning to upgrade to a big typhoon. Heres a screenshot of CPU-Z<br />
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</div>OOOohhh... ahhh... another 6800xt user! PCI-E or AGP?<br />
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Back on topic: temps are (almost) everything when it comes to OCing, just watch your temps with something like <a href="http://www.almico.com/speedfan431.exe" target="_blank">speedfan</a> or the like and adjust voltage according to that. If you do not change your voltage settings then the heat made by the chip should not increase, thus not making any more heat that stock speeds. I would say be sure to keep your chip under 55C as thats the number that is often thrown around for a maximum temperature on load.<br />
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I'm sure you could get alot more than 300 mhz.. probably more like 600-900 as a rough guess (I'm an AMD guy so dont hold it against me)
 
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I ran one of those at 3.7GHz. Temps are indeed the thing to watch for (below 55C for sure, preferably below 50C)<br />
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Also, since it's a Northwood: do NOT turn up the voltages too much. Stay below 1.7V with a safe margin (I would not go over 1.65V). Northwoods are known to just die at 1.7+ volts, even if temps and everything else seems just fine (Sudden Northwood Death Syndrom)
 
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thanks alot guys <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
great information, expecially the Northwood Death Syndrom, definatelly something to be careful about. <br />
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btw, what is a good program i can use to monitor tempteratures?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">thanks alot guys <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
great information, expecially the Northwood Death Syndrom, definatelly something to be careful about. <br />
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btw, what is a good program i can use to monitor tempteratures?</div>

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Thanks alot Eddie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br>
So far the cpu temp isnt going above 53ºC I'll leave the OC as is till i get better cooling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> Oh yeah i forgot my 6800XT is AGP, sadly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks alot Eddie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br>
So far the cpu temp isnt going above 53ºC I'll leave the OC as is till i get better cooling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> Oh yeah i forgot my 6800XT is AGP, sadly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"></div>
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Shouldn't 53C be alright for a P4? I think the limit should be like no more than 60, but ideally 55.<br><br>
Sorry for the off topicness... My 68XT is AGP too; and NV40 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> I'm running it on a broken pixel pipe and a broken vertex pipe lol (but the other pixel pipe and other vertex pipe is fine).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Shouldn't 53C be alright for a P4? I think the limit should be like no more than 60, but ideally 55.<br><br>
Sorry for the off topicness... My 68XT is AGP too; and NV40 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> I'm running it on a broken pixel pipe and a broken vertex pipe lol (but the other pixel pipe and other vertex pipe is fine).</div>
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53C is a good stopping point, I usually leave for a few degrees for fluctuation in ambient temps.. My room can get a few degrees warmer pretty easily (6 processor cores folding) even with my window open + freezing winter air...<br><br>
And to my knowledge, the AGP 6800xt is far more unlockable/able to be made better than the PCI-E version so consider yourself lucky as I am not able to unlock anything on my PCI-E card..
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Shouldn't 53C be alright for a P4? I think the limit should be like no more than 60, but ideally 55.<br />
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Sorry for the off topicness... My 68XT is AGP too; and NV40 <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> I'm running it on a broken pixel pipe and a broken vertex pipe lol (but the other pixel pipe and other vertex pipe is fine).</div>

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It's a Northwood... which I would keep below 55C. You're fine as you are now.<br />
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A Prescott could take more heat.... those are little ovens.
 
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