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Thread: P4 Northwood 2.67 ghz Overclocking????




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    Well, I experienced my first downfall of overclocking, I have my P4 2.67 ghz. Northwood on a MSI 655 Max (SiS655) with ram thats nothing outta the ordinary Elixer is the brand I do believe, and a decent cooling system and I had my pci / agp bus clocked at 74/76 and I set my FSB at 168 and was pumping out pretty steadily at 3.36 ghz. which I was more then satisfied with, and then after a couple hours of gaming everything was perfect, and then....it locked up, and restarted and said one of my system32 files was corrupted and needed to be repaired so, I had to reformat and reinstall Windows XP which was a ***** and don't feel like doing that again.

    But, I would like some opinions on what I could overclock it too that would be safe, and not locking everything up. I'm still new to the whole voltage thing, so if I could maybe get some information on it that would be safe for my computer so I wouldn't have to redo everyyyyyyyything all over again. because as of right now I'm afraid to overclock anything. So if someone could help me out with what I should do to set up a stable overclocked system it would be greatly appreciated! :p
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    I just flashed my Pentium 4 2.5a to 3.0, so for your 2.67, I'd go to around 3.1-3.2 GHz. Unless you have good cooling, you'll want to leave it at that. I've had absolutely no problems, and it's barely running any hotter than it is normally.
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    Yeah, but what should I set my voltage at? And do you think I should still try to overclock my AGP / PCI bus? I just don't want to take the risk of having to redo everyyyyyyything all over again on my comp. And if I do overclock again what is a safe voltage I could use? Or should I just leave it set as auto?
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    The agp/pci do not need to be overclocked, its better to lock the agp and pci.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SearanoX
    I just flashed my Pentium 4 2.5a to 3.0, so for your 2.67, I'd go to around 3.1-3.2 GHz. Unless you have good cooling, you'll want to leave it at that. I've had absolutely no problems, and it's barely running any hotter than it is normally.
    I take it that ya mean that ya upgraded ya BIOS by fashin' it and then raisin' the FSB of the CPU because ya don't flash CPU's. :?:

    kennygslim the spec'd speed of the AGP/PCI buses is 66/33 so with your settin' the hard drive controller would've been runnin' well above what its rated for and thus corrupted data.

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    Yeah, Wiggo, that's what I did...without upgrading the BIOS. But yeah, I did increase the FSB.

    *is new to overclocking*

    *will learn in time*
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