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Created On: 02/22/2006 01:17 AM
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 02/22/2006 01:17 AM
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pilliy
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Ok im running a 3800x2 with 1 gig ram (i will have 2 gig in about a month) i have 3 case mans and standard heatsink so what is the safe level to over clock it by?
 02/22/2006 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by: Pilliy
Ok im running a 3800x2 with 1 gig ram (i will have 2 gig in about a month) i have 3 case mans and standard heatsink so what is the safe level to over clock it by?




Theres no one answer to that. Each chip OCs differently. The best way to tell is to do a little at a time and stresstest to check stability and temps. I would try and keeps the load temps under 50C but thats just me. Just so you know, OCing voids your warranty.

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 02/22/2006 10:30 PM
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technically the only limit is set by your chips overclockability. ocing wont kill your chip; if you add voltage that might kill it. whatever you can get to highest is your safe oc level. except you wanna underclock i t say 10 mhz from the max limit to ensure max stability. i remember i was vid encoding at 400 fsb (athlon 2500) and it crashed. loosened timings, went fine.

unrelated: if a board lists as 400 fsb, will it go over that? anything above 200 fsb for my 2500 (stock 166) will make it boot over and over or just say windows is missing a file. some loguin file or something. ??

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 02/23/2006 08:49 AM
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your limit is whatever you can bring your CPU up to at max 1.55V. just do lots of tests, and check temps.

but i figure you should get at least 2.5ghz on that CPU, maybe a bit more.
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