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Anonymous
04-12-2002, 11:03 PM
I was wondering if when i bought a p4 1.8ghz northwood, would i be able to overclock to 2.2ghz or even 2.09ghz and get the same results?

If so would i need a very elaborate cooling system?
Would i lose large amounts of stablility?

T-Shirt
04-12-2002, 11:19 PM
I was wondering if when i bought a p4 1.8ghz northwood, would i be able to overclock to 2.2ghz or even 2.09ghz and get the same results?

If so would i need a very elaborate cooling system?
Would i lose large amounts of stablility?

You should be able to take a 1.8 Northwood to 2.2 using the stock cooler, with no problems, IF you have adequite airflow through your case, and ambient temp is not too high.
Many people have gotten a 1.6 to 2.3-2.4 with the stock cooler.

goble527
04-13-2002, 01:25 AM
Unregistered you can overclock the Northwood 1.8. I am running mine @ 2.07 just by bumping up my FSB to 115mhz. It is running stable. I have bumped mine up to 2.25 with a FSB of 125mhz. It was stable at the speed also. I am running a EPOX 4SDA+ with a Thermaltake 7+ heatsink. My temps never go above 104 degress or about 43 celius. Hope this helps you out.

daedalus
04-13-2002, 08:30 PM
retail p4 1.8ghz northwood's can often go 2.5ghz stable with decent air cooling, can't complain about that ey :D

Mr.Tweak
04-13-2002, 09:32 PM
To give you an idea... I own a P4 1.6A processor and can do 2.4GHz in Windows, it even booted at 2.5GHz once but wouldn't go into Windows.

daedalus
04-13-2002, 11:23 PM
uh huh, pretty damn sweet :D

Mr.Tweak
04-14-2002, 12:29 PM
I was pretty impressed.

daedalus
04-14-2002, 03:13 PM
yeah, if only they were a little cheaper.....I'd recomend one over an AMD XP anyday.

JediAgent
04-14-2002, 06:08 PM
cheaper? can Intel do that?

But, a 1.8 @ 2.4 would be schweet

daedalus
04-14-2002, 10:44 PM
They could...but I think thesedays they're alittle too (dare i say) greedy to actually do something nice for consumers:rolleyes2

Shepps
04-14-2002, 10:52 PM
stupid intel, if they lowered their prices, they wud sell alot more therefore making more money, well thats my idea ne way :p

zeradul
04-14-2002, 11:48 PM
Intel's got most of the market anyways.... Ever seen a Dell with an AMD?

Andy
04-15-2002, 01:05 AM
Intel's got most of the market anyways.... Ever seen a Dell with an AMD?

*cough* gut the dell + stick in athlon and socket a mobo*cough* :p

JediAgent
04-15-2002, 01:22 AM
Now there's an idea! But you cant call it a dell anymore. Oh wait you could always call it "intel-less Dell" or "a better PC", then you'd be less deceptive to house guests that you show it to. I wonder if Andy gets house guests?

Andy
04-15-2002, 01:24 AM
no it will still be classified as a dell cos it has the dell case and/or stickers :p

JediAgent
04-15-2002, 01:27 AM
oh yeah, i forgot, stickers are the bearer of all true information. thanks andy :D

Andy
04-15-2002, 01:29 AM
of course ;)
where would we be without stickers?? :D

JediAgent
04-15-2002, 01:34 AM
but if Dell and Intel find out, they're gonna gat reel mad, and possibly expire your Dell-bought warranty. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. What happens if something breaks? How you gonna fix it? Everyone knows PC's are to confusing to work on or build or do almost anything hardware with, thats why we have trained techs, to help us dumasses out with our little PC games and stuff. Maybe if you got help on the internet from other ppl who know more about PC's, but i wonder where you could do that???

Andy
04-15-2002, 01:43 AM
1. intel and dell won't find out
2. they shouldn't get mad, cos anyone can do anything to thier computer, as long as it is theirs
3. bah, warranty?? pfft :p
4. how's it gonna break?
5. if its not broken how you gonna fix it??
6. you meant to say "dumbarses like me", not us :p
7. i don't think a place like that exists

JediAgent
04-15-2002, 01:45 AM
7. i don't think a place like that exists

Your plan seems pretty sound, but if something does break and you do have to find help somewhere, dont look at me. After all it's an AMD, thats just a knock-off Intel part with bugs and hack instructions within the cpu programing, there's gonna be something wrong with it. I wish a place like that did exist, maybe fun to hang out at.

zeradul
04-15-2002, 09:13 AM
Haha, anyone seen any numbers on who holds what share of current market sales in PC's... AMD vs Intel...

I bet wiggo has... :confused:

daedalus
04-15-2002, 10:20 AM
probably:p

JediAgent
04-15-2002, 04:32 PM
All knowing Wiggo, come to us...

... relieve our stupidity driven curiousity with you useless information.

Soverign
04-16-2002, 12:53 AM
stupid intel, if they lowered their prices, they wud sell alot more therefore making more money, well thats my idea ne way :p

Yeah smarter way of selling things, make less of a profit on the product but sell more of them,

that way increasing net profits

daedalus
04-16-2002, 12:45 PM
yeah, it would make more sense to do it like that...but the thing is, they don't need to, because they dominate the market so much :angryfire

codenorthwood
04-16-2002, 02:33 PM
remember running a 1.8 @ 2.2 is a 400 mhz overclock,


thats pretty high so i would recomend some extra cooling power