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Overclocking a Northwood

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jones, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. Jones

    Jones Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2005
    Hey all,

    I've got my P4 2.6ghz, 800FSB Northwood overclocked to 2.83ghz right now using Asus' built-in overclocking settings, but from what I've read online I can get alot more out of it.

    Just wondering if anyone has experience oc'ing these processors, and if so, what are some safe voltages and speeds to start with.

  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    P4s are usually safe when you raise the fsb, however messing with voltage can induce the SDS; sudden death syndrome in the cpu.

    I would not raise the voltage any more than .025 over stock. Actually I would not oc at all, however that is me.

    In any case raise the fsb in small amounts and run prime95 for at least an hour. If it runs error free, up the fsb again and repeat.

    Note when you do this, the ram is running faster. You may need to set your ram to the next lowest speed in the bios.
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