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CPU Overclock?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by karbonfyber, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. karbonfyber

    karbonfyber Thread Starter

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    I recently ran across this ebay auction.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80143&item=6829133330

    This guy claims that he overclocked this CPU a whole gigahertz (3.0GHz to 4.0GHz). The part I have a problem with is that he says he did it on the cpu not the motherboard. I don't think that is possible unless someone can prove me wrong. Can someone explain to me if this is possible or not?
     
  2. GCDude

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    Well he is overclocking by using the motherboard, he's using 1066 FSB instead of the usual 800 FSB for this cpu. What he has done though is mod the chip to allow it to run at the faster FSB speed. this is done by soldering some pins/pads on the cpu to change id.

    have a google with "Intel P4 630 3ghz 4ghz mod" youll come up with some info.
     
  3. karbonfyber

    karbonfyber Thread Starter

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    Wow thanks for clearing that up for me. Guess you learn something new everyday.
     
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    It's not a voltage mod as the 6xx series do not have pins. They use the LGA775 configuration. I can't find any information about modding a 630 or any 6xx series processor. I see people who have reached 4.0GHz with the 630 using air cooling but they did not mod the CPU, just changed FSB using the BIOS settings.
     
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