I have the following specs.
Intel P4 2.66Ghz LGA 775 Prescott
Inno3D GeForce FX5200 128MB 128-bit
1x 512MB 1x 256MB DDR333 generic
Ok curiousity lead me trying to OC my rig. I hope my curiosity will not end up my CPU fried
Ok here's what I have done. In my BIOS, under Advanced Menu, in the JumperFree Configuration, there is an menu called "AI OVERCLOCK TUNER". At default, it was at "Auto". I chose "Manual" and increased the external frequency from 133 to 160. The other options like the DRAM and etc I just left them set at automatic. Then I restarted my PC.
Upon checking in the first hour, I run it stable at 3.2Ghz according to CPU-Z. My clock multiplier is at x20 and I don't know how to adjust it.
My questions are:
1. I am using the original HSF provided in my CPU and 2 case fans. I just wonder if I end up frying my processor? Or is it just ok? I saw something in the forums that increasing voltage will generate more heat than increasing the external frequency. Is it true? Just like what I said above, the only thing I did is increased the external frequency.
2. Next, how far can my processor go with stock cooling? Can I make it to 3.6 without overheating?
3. Like what I said, I left the other options set at automatic. Does it mean that my memory is also OCed? Just want to take note that I am using generic memory and I do not intend to OC it.
4. How can I determine if the system runs unstable? Will it prompt me something, crashes during game? How will I know if my CPU will overheat?
5. If there is a much better way to safely overclock my CPU in stock cooling, please teach me..
If you need other info please tell me..THANKS and I hope someone help me here I dont want my PC to go heaven.