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Old 01-01-2006, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im getting this mobo
and putting my p4 2.8ghz northwood in it, it says on the spec it has a max processor speed of 3.2ghz, does this mean that i wouldnt be able to over clok the cpu more than that?

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That would depend on several things... your settings, cooling, etc.

The "max processor speed of 3.2ghz" means the mobo can only handle up to a 3.2GHz CPU, whereas your CPU is a 2.8. 3.2 is not a ceiling for how fast you could OC to, though.


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Old 01-02-2006, 04:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok, thank you
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you are only limited to overclocking by the quality of your motherboard, your cpu, and your cooling capabilities..
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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^^interseting, cos i was about to query....hypertheticly, if you had super good cooling on the cpu, would ther be a limit to the amount you could over clock?, so i geuss it depends on the mobo too then.
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