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Old 12-28-2004, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend has an Intel Pentium 4 2.4C and he has overclocked it 3.2 GHz (3204 MHz). He is using a 267 MHz base clock which means 12 x 267 = 3204. What is amazing is that this is a Northwood. He is using an Abit IC7-Max3 motherboard. When he benched it, it outperformed an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ @ 3800+ in everything. My friend is using DDR550, so the memory is downclocked, but what I can't understand is how the hell does the P4 outperform an A64. Somebody, enlighten me.
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depends on what he used to benchmark it!!!!
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I don't have an answer but that doesn't sound right at all. Even at those speeds I don't see how it could ever manage to outperform an AMD 64, unless there was something else that he changed.
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Could it be that benchmarks were fudged? I'm not wiz at AMD, but this doesn't seem right to me. Sure, I use Intel and even then it doesn't seem right to me. First of all, How do you obtain a 33% overclock on a Northwood. The Northwoods had trouble ocing even 250 mhz let alone a whole 804 mhz.
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sometimes peole get lucky, certain odd processors out of a batch have different boundaries, that are extended!!! Thats all i can think of!
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i dont see how he got that high of a clock and stable thats extreme what kind of cooling is he using
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Liquid and it is possible to gain 800+ mhz
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Well, he is using a Thermaltake Spark 7+ I believe or something like that.
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The benchmark is either faulty, it's biased, or both, because I don't think that's possible. Good for your friend though, we all wish we could overclock proccesors like that, geez!
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Hey, I overclocked my Pentium 4 520 to 3.73 GHz and that is almost a 1 GHz overclock. I'm using the stock heatsink! Surprised even more!
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