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Thread: P4 1.8A @ 2.7 - Should I continue to use stock cooling?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2002


    I recently upgraded my system the other day.

    After much reasearch (Northwood over clocking guide here helped LOTS!) i decided the best bang for my buck was was get a boxed 1.8A and overclock that.

    I also purchased an ASUS P4S533 SiS (645DX chipset).

    I'm now running totally stable at 2.7 - I have not tried to go any higher yet as i dont really know what temperature my CPU is running at.

    So my question (or two :rolleyes2 )is this:

    Do i continue to fly blind and just assume all is okay as my system is not crashing?
    Or should i invest in some better cooling? How do i find my systems temps?

    I downloaded Motherboard monitor, but i could not get it to show the temps of my system <- not sure whats wrong here.

    Input would great.
    Thanks fer ya time.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    Ummm yeah think about getting a "Volcano 7+" HSF. And maybe a new case depending on what you currently have... You may also want to look into water cooling...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    i would invest in some better cooling,
    after your computer has been running for a while check what speed the cpu is detecting at, because if a p4 overheats then it underclocks it's self, so you might not be running 2.7Ghz
    Athlon XP 1600+ @ 1662Mhz | Volcano 7+ HSF | Soltek SL-75DRV5 | 256MB Corsair XMS-3000 DDR RAM | 44x44x24 Yamaha CDR-W F1 | 16x Liteon DVD | 40Gig 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda | 20Gig 5400rpm Seagate | GeForce2 MX-400 | SB Live! | RTL8139A NIC | RTL8139B NIC | 12 Fans | 1 x ss Blue cc | 2 x Red Neons | 450W Codgen PSU | Logitech Z-340 2.1 Sub and sats | 17" Osborune Monitor | Win XP Pro | M$ explorer rat and keyboard | Everglide Attack Optical

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    If you're gettin' it that far with the stock ok then yes get a Volcano 7+ and you may get a bit more out of it at the expensive of a little noise if used at high speed. :thumb:

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    1.Fist of all did you install the AsusPC Probe Software which came with M.B.? It monitors the temps and fan speeds.
    2.If you have an extra 5.25 bay you can buy a Digital Doc 5, which
    has 8 temp Probes for monitoring Case temps/ it also can show you your Case Fan speeds and can control them.Preferrable

    My System:
    P4 1.6A @ 2.133Ghz. 133FSB /conservative O.C.
    Asus P4S533 M.B. (SiS 645DX Chipset)
    Leadtek AD 250 TD Gf 4 Ti-4400 Which runs nicely @ 300/650Mhz.
    Maxtor 80 Gig. 7200 RPM ATA-133 H.D.
    Yamaha CRW-3200 CDRW
    Lite-On 163 16X DVD
    Digital Doc 5
    SuperFlower Black Aluminum/Magnesium Case with 6 case fans stock.
    Antec TruePower 430 Watt P.S.
    IBM P97 Stealth 19 inch CRT Monitor
    Logitech Z-560 4.1 Speakers
    Belkin 1200 V/A UPS

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2002


    Im currently looking at the P4 a cpus for a spare PC. Might get the 2.0a putting it on a Giga-Byte GA-8SR533 .

    Not sure what to expect against my current system but i guess we will see :)

    Also do these CPU`s run at 400fsb ?
    P4 2.8 HT ( Oced to 3 ghz )
    ASUS P4P800 Mobo
    2 x 512DDR 400mhz ( running Duel DDR )
    ATI Radeon 9800np
    2 x 80 gig Maxtors
    1 x 40 gig Fuji
    550 Antec True Control
    19" Flat Tube Mitsi Monitor
    Hercules 7.1 Forissimo Sound Card
    Hercules 5.1 Speakers
    MX700 Logitec Cordless Mouse and Keyboard
    Pioneer DVDR-RW Burner
    Liteon 52x CDRW
    Thermal Take Xaser 2 Case
    AquaMark Score: 41,000
    CM: 351 / 311 MHz

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    How many volts are you using to run at that speed?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2002


    for temp read outs i'm using th asus pcprobe which also is giving me my fan speeds and voltages all came on a disc with th brd..
    I'm running a 1.6a 400fsb set to 152 ex' freqency returning 2.4+
    the vcore accordin to pcprobe is 1.712 and I've almost got it stable might have to back off a little, back to 150 probably :(
    th hsf is th TT Dragon running via my fanbus at under half speed, temps so far haven't exceeded 45c whilst running Sandra burnin for 100 cycles at a time at idle th temp is generally no more than 28c ..
    th point of giving u all this info is really just to let u know that this is th first aftermarket hsf I have used and to me it appears to be really efficient but very noisy if you feel you have to turn th fan speed up but spinning at no more than 2700 rpm at th mo th noisiest thing in my case is th fan on my gf2 mx400, gotta voltmod that next
    anyway best of luck with your choices

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