P4 Northwood - On its way out from me OCing it to its limit?
I have a pretty piss-poor overclocker compared to the 2.4 stores - can't manage much more than 500MHz or so (2.6c, 3.1 stable @ 1.65vc, DDR320 @ 2.7vd) - anything past that, no matter the voltages or latencies, just doesn't work. If I make it to desktop, Prime95 throws an error within ten minutes, usually faster.
Anyway, if I remember correctly, stock vc on a Northie like my 2.6c was 1.525. Now, my newest problem is that I cannot boot with that. I can try, but the computer restarts right before the login prompt no matter what (everything else - HD, RAM - checks out fine.) I'm at 1.55 now, but I thought that 1.525 was the default value.
What I'm wondering is whether several months of 1.65-1.7 @ load temps no greater than perhaps 55 C caused this (assuming my memory is correct on the vc thing), and if so, what kind of prognosis am I looking at for that poor bundle o' 478-pin love?