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Old August 6, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Is it safe to overclock an P4 Northwood 3.2 , I have 1500 MHz of ddr ,450w power supply, stock fan, 12 beers and out of smokes ....
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Old August 6, 2010, 07:37 PM
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I've hit 4.0, 4.2 quite a few times with those 478s... good old days. Have fun.
Heck, i don't even remember what was max. Vcore on those chips.
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Old August 6, 2010, 07:39 PM
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I'm a little bit concerned about the "stock heatsink" bit though.... Those beasts were spaceheaters without pushing them beyond specs.... ;)
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Old August 6, 2010, 07:40 PM
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The Northies were not too bad, the Prescotts were something to behold in the cooling dept. But I do agree, stock fan is not the way to go.
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what psu is that?


may want to make a vid of the fireworks
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Old August 6, 2010, 08:16 PM
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on a northwood you could easily hit 4ghz on stock cooling.
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I've hit 4.0, 4.2 quite a few times with those 478s... good old days. Have fun.
Heck, i don't even remember what was max. Vcore on those chips.
1.7V. The Northwoods were the CPUs that led to the effects of overvolting being widely publicized, which people used to call SNDS (Sudden Northwood Death Syndrome) .
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4.0 is easy to hit just dont go over 1.7 lol
my 3.0 hit 4.2 around 1.55v
its been so long lol
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Thanks every one, I think I'll just go to newegg or ncix and start a new build
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