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hi guys,<br />
i was just wondering if it would be ok to oc my cpu (478 P4 2.66ghz) will it be ok to overclock to about 3 to 4ghz? I am going to get a new cooler dont worry lol!<br />
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I doubt that cpu will even make it to 4ghz. However, I wouldn't put it past that chip to do 3ghz to 3.5ghz <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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you can't decide what to OC to you just go to the maximum your CPU, PSU, MOBO and RAM alow.
 

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Depending on which motherboard you have, it should do 3Ghz just fine. Don't know about 4Ghz though. If your memory and cooling are up to it, maybe. Is your processor a Northwood or a Prescott core?
 

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If you post up a <a href="http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php" target="_blank">CPU-Z</a> screenshot of the CPU and Memory tab I can advise you further <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Also info on your motherboard model and memory model is needed to advise further.
 

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my in a northwood and thank your for responding so qwickly!
 

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This is my forte (s478 overclocking) so if you give us a bit more info about your hardware im sure we can get you the most out of it <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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My best S478 overclock: <a href="http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=85444" target="_blank">http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=85444</a> 2.4c Northwood at 3.6GHz
 

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JUST BECAUSE YOU HIT HIGH MEGAHURTZ DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET THE BEST PERFORMANCE. YOUR RAM WILL LIKELY LIMIT YOU (IF HEAT ISNT A FACTOR, ALREADY).<br />
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also, dont type titles in caps please. youll usually get help in due time with almost any question.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">JUST BECAUSE YOU HIT HIGH MEGAHURTZ DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET THE BEST PERFORMANCE. YOUR RAM WILL LIKELY LIMIT YOU (IF HEAT ISNT A FACTOR, ALREADY).<br />
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also, dont type titles in caps please. youll usually get help in due time with almost any question.</div>

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</div>Intel systems are not as picky about dividers as AMD. Mhz are king!<br />
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I ran my 2.4c at 3.6GHz using a 3:2 divider (so at DDR400)<br />
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The performance increase is massive <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<a href="http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=128676" target="_blank">http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=128676</a> thats my CPU-Z thing lol
 

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Its al well and good, but performance isn't going to shoot through the roof with a GF6200, ya know? I mean, if your just going for broke with an OC, cool, you can probably make it to 3. But....yeah....stock cooling is going to stop it much higher than that (if you can even get that).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Its al well and good, but performance isn't going to shoot through the roof with a GF6200, ya know? I mean, if your just going for broke with an OC, cool, you can probably make it to 3. But....yeah....stock cooling is going to stop it much higher than that (if you can even get that).</div>

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</div>Hes talking about overclocking his CPU for better performance. Just because he has a 6200 doesnt mean overall system performance will be poor. <br />
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That Chip can make 3-3.5ghz ...4ghz would be hard but with the right motherboard/RAM it can be done.
 

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Looking at your CPU-Z you have a D1 stepping CPU (this is good)<br />
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Since you have PC2700 you may want to use dividers to keep the memory within its operating range.<br />
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I would say 3-3.5GHz is reasonable as long as temperatures do not exceed 60*C <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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What Vcore and divider options do you have in your BIOS?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">*******BBQHAXLOL MAYBE IF I LEAVE ON CAPS LOCK EVERYONE WILL COME TO MY POST AND HELP ME OUT **** 4GHZ FTW!!!!1!<br />
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Anyway, 3 GHz to 4 GHz is a really big window to say "will it make it here"? It will more than likely hit 3. More than likely, it won't hit 4.<br />
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And next time, turn off the caps lock after the first letter.<br />
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</div>oh cry me a river!<br />
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any way im not to sure about my bios i will have a look!
 

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thanks for your help guys but i canrt give my CPU higher voltage, in the bios, the voltage part is not selectable, is there a programe i can use on windows to get it higher or i whant be aple to oc it at all <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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It is not possible to adjust voltage from software.<br />
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If there are no voltage adjustments from within the BIOS then you are out of luck.
 

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there is a bit to change but it is not selcetable
 
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