View Full Version : Safe Vcore for the P4

07-04-2002, 01:53 PM
Okay, I'm not at all familiar with the Vcore of the Pentium 4 and it's safety ranges. I've got my 1.6A running at 2.24Ghz with a 1.6v Vcore and the stock Intel 'sink. Now my guess is that I can safely go up to 1.7 volts as necessary, and still stay decently cool. I've tried to find some decent reads on the web, but I'm not really coming up with anything.

I have not been keeping up with the P4 like I should, but my searches are turning out in vain.

07-05-2002, 04:48 PM
N/m...I've found my answer:geek:

07-05-2002, 06:05 PM
lol out of curiosity what vcore/mhz are u getting?;)

07-06-2002, 04:47 AM
1.65V @ 2.24GHz, but it was failing prime 95 within an hour. I've got it currently @ 2.16GHz with a 5.75 Vcore and no errors in 12+ hours of Prime 95.

07-06-2002, 04:31 PM
lol well in taht case hurri up and crank up teh voltage:D
btw wat HSF are u using?

07-07-2002, 09:00 AM
The stock one. Intel's 'sinks are pretty good and not too loud. I've seen the ongoing heatsink review at Dan's Data, and the P4 coolers are pretty close together. There are better ones, but they're not enough for me to want to switch this one out just yet.

07-09-2002, 08:35 PM
hmm well is you do chnage, the best noise/peformance ratio is an apha PAL with a high speed 80mm panaflow:D

07-10-2002, 11:08 AM
I've topped out at 2.32GHz and 1.575 volts. I had to play around with this board, but it's all good now.:D Now to OC that Radeon:D

07-10-2002, 11:10 AM
Nice goin' Morgan. :thumb:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

07-12-2002, 04:23 PM
yea...get a better cooler and u mite hit 2.4-2.5ghz:D

07-13-2002, 12:18 PM
Temps are fine, and looking at the upgrades from the stock heatsink, it's doubtful to get much better. I'm pretty happy with the OC though---too bad Intel stopped making them.:scream:

07-13-2002, 01:01 PM
Well ya could have a look at this page Morgan, http://www.dansdata.com/coolercomp_p5.htm , down the botton of the column on the right are the two better ones. ;)

07-13-2002, 04:35 PM
y dun u try jacking up the voltage more? or are u limited my fsb?

07-15-2002, 08:28 AM
Tried upping the voltage, and I know it's not my RAM as it's running at HOST CLK+33, making it about 178 and I've set it @ CAS 2. I've tried the memory at the HOST CLK speed, but I still can't get it to remain stable @ a 150MHz FSB. I figure, if I can't get it up higher, I can just start tweakin the hell outta the memory.

07-15-2002, 08:30 AM
ooooh ic now....well u can alawys get new ram:D
*cough* corsair *cough*

07-15-2002, 08:33 AM
Yeah, but that Corsair is rather pricey. I may bite sometime in the future tho. Would be nice to make use of that CAS 1.5 option:cackle:

07-15-2002, 08:36 AM
CAS 1.5? lol do any mobos support that?:D

07-15-2002, 10:31 AM
Apparently mine does...Finding RAM that'll do that is a different story...:hmph: :laugh:

07-15-2002, 04:57 PM
lol wow i;d neva even herd of CAS 1.5...maybe good overl****ing ram could do CAS 1.5 at stock speed:D