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Old 03-27-2006, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default help me overclock! Pls

ok so ive got a northwood 2ghz cpu, i wanna be able to play oblivion flawlessly and i think pumping my cpu a bit might help.

heres the specs:
Pentium IV Northwood 2.00ghz
CPU multiplier: 20x
CPU FSB: 101.1
Memory Bus:134.7
Memory Timings: 2.5-3-3-6

How high can i get this thing going? And ive got stock cooling right now...but i can buy more fans..

Also ive got a ATI 9950, is it overclockable much? its at 250right now...i might just get a new mobo and video card...
looking at the 1800xt..hmm

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Old 03-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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u can OC as high as u can get it working and stable. PSU is very important if u want to OC high. need at least 500W.

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Old 03-27-2006, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ive got a 500w...anyone know where to find a Guide to overclokcing northwood 2.0 specifically or somethin similiar?
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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be careful with the vcore. there is a problem with the northwood core that was nicknamed NDS, Northwood Death Syndrome. if you hit over 1.7v vcore you will fry the cpu.

look at the northwood section on this wiki page
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