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Old 09-21-2006, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im trying to overclock. Currently my Voltage to my CPU is 1.5V, how much is too much on average. And how much should you increase in increments? Should I be increasing by .1 ? Untill it works?

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do you know what core it is?

default for Willamette = 1.7-1.75V
default for Northwood = 1.5V
default for Prescott = 1.35V

if you don't know, download and run CPU-Z
www.cpuid.com
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dude, you dont overclock by adjusting your voltage!:amazed:

reset the cmos and leave the voltages at stock.

adjust the FSB, write back after you jack it up 50mhz at one go and your computer wont start

just move the fsb up like 2mhz at a time and test it. when u reach the upper limit, put in a memory divider and start over, it will go higher.
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overclocks can usually be more stable if you increase voltages
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well, yeah, but you dont start by changing your voltages... you should try and adjust after you have started becomeing unstable.
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well, yeah, but you dont start by changing your voltages...
I do. I put the voltages up ot a good level first (not too high) then I start overclocking.

besides, who says he did put the voltages up first?
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I got to 3.47 from 2.8, and now it wont go any higher. So I was wondering about the voltages, sorry I didnt mention that part.

I have a Prescott. The voltage reads 1.4

Think I should play with the voltage?
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it's probabbly safe to go up to about 1.5V
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i'd leave it at 3.47Ghz that would suffice for me
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yeah i think im getting greedy, im suprised how far its gone. I dont plan on getting better cooling...hehe. I think Ill stay put at 3.47ghz. Thanks.
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