Need help overclocking!

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ggMalkavian

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Ok... heres my entire computer : It's a P4 3.2 (Socket 775), memory of 1024 (2 512 (3200) in dual channel), a Chaintech 6600GT, WD SATA Hard drive (200Go) and a mobo V915P. My video card is already overclocked (core from 500MHz to 550MHz and memory 1000GHz to 1100GHz) and I don't get any artifact BTW. Now I'd like to overclock my cpu but I don't really know how to do it and if I should do it (is it too risky...? is it worth it...?). My cpu temperature is about 60 celcius ; is it to hot already? Let me know what you think!
 
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Um I think 60C is high, but it looks like for a P4 60 is on the low side of the 'danger zone'
Intel's site says the P4's thermal spec is 70C, I assume this is how hot they expect the CPU to perform and stay stable.
http://processorfinder.intel.com/sc...cFam=483&PkgType=ALL&SysBusSpd=ALL&CorSpd=ALL

You probably don't need to OC this CPU but how much you can, or how much there is to gain kinda depends on your MOBO, so do a little research and choose wisely
 

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Until you improve the CPU cooling, either with a better CPU heatsink/fan or better case cooling, you should not try to overclock the CPU.

Results always vary and there's always some risk.
 
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