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Old 07-21-01, 12:06 PM
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Overclocking Question

I'm currently running a Celeron 366, and I'd like to try to get a bit more performance out of it. I'm not concerned with trying to double the speed, but I'd like to find out what I can safely do. Does anyone have any information on overclocking, how do do it, etc.

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Old 07-21-01, 09:04 PM
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Well here are some links to get you started:

http://www.overclockers.com.au/
http://www.tweakersasylum.com/
http://myhome.netsgo.com/wesleycrushr/Hardware/

Check out their forums and links as well.
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Old 07-21-01, 10:38 PM
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Re: Overclocking Question

Originally posted by ESUguy
I'm currently running a Celeron 366, and I'd like to try to get a bit more performance out of it. I'm not concerned with trying to double the speed, but I'd like to find out what I can safely do. Does anyone have any information on overclocking, how do do it, etc.

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what type of motherboard do you have? is it a BX chipset?
if so, you have a somewhat decent chance of pushing that to 550mhz.. since that chip has the multiplier locked at 5.5.. you might be able to push your bus speed up to 100mhz, therefore clocking up to 550..
the beauty of the celeron chip, is they rarely overheat.. so standard cooling is sufficient.. but if you want to be extra safe, you might want to pick up another fan (golden orb is suggested)
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Old 07-22-01, 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by taliboubou
Well here are some links to get you started:

http://www.overclockers.com.au/
http://www.tweakersasylum.com/
http://myhome.netsgo.com/wesleycrushr/Hardware/

Check out their forums and links as well.
wow- the overclockers.com.au forums are back. i guess they worked out what ever was the problem. my user name was deleted and i had to reregister. oh well. it was a great site with a bunch of people helping others overclock their computers. go and see if they can help you
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According to http://www.crucial.com, my motherboard has Chipset Intel 440ZX. Any idea what I could do with this?
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Originally posted by ESUguy
According to http://www.crucial.com, my motherboard has Chipset Intel 440ZX. Any idea what I could do with this?
which board is it? here is some info from intel and asus-

need bios p04 or greater

http://support.intel.com/support/mot...x/procsupp.htm

http://www.asus.com/products/Motherb...z-m/index.html
http://www.asus.com/products/Motherb...-vm/index.html

the intel board i doubt would be able to be overclocked. the asus would be with jumpers. if you have the jumper settings in your motherboard manual try setting the FSB to 100 and see if it boots if not then back it down to the next lowest setting. anysetting other than 66 or 100 will run the pci cards at higher speeds than spec so you can get weird results especially with older hardware.

also if your ram is pc66 not pc100 then your ram might not work at higher fsb's either. or it might seem to work and cause data errors.

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Just be careful. My friend overclocked his CPU and it crashed and burned, literally despite him watching the temps and adding a fan to the heatsink.
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i dont believe the zx board is very overclockable.. but I dont have much experience with that particular one

I try to stick to the bx boards because they are very good for overclocking..

I generally wont buy a motherboard or processor that I cant overclock.. but thats just me.
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Originally posted by dvd-fisherman
Just be careful. My friend overclocked his CPU and it crashed and burned, literally despite him watching the temps and adding a fan to the heatsink.
then he messed up big time.. because its almost impossible to burn up a machine through overclocking.. unless you are very careless about cooling or monitoring the temps.. in the many years that Ive been doing it, and helping friends overclock.. or reading about overclocking.. Ive never seen or read a firsthand story of anyone burning up a motherboard or processor..

although, I have seen people currupt the data on their hard drives by trying to run at odd bus speeds.. but a format took care of that.. never any permanent damage.
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then he messed up big time.. because its almost impossible to burn up a machine through overclocking.. unless you are very careless about cooling or monitoring the temps.. in the many years that Ive been doing it, and helping friends overclock.. or reading about overclocking.. Ive never seen or read a firsthand story of anyone burning up a motherboard or processor..

although, I have seen people currupt the data on their hard drives by trying to run at odd bus speeds.. but a format took care of that.. never any permanent damage.
I agree it is near impossible to burn up your cpu from overclocking. now not putting your heatsink or cpu fan on right will do that.. usually if your cpu is running a bit too hot you get data corruption or blue screens and windows will not even load.

can it happen yes. you just have to work hard to do it

maybe he was trying to do some extreme overclocking- pushing his cpu way to far all at once.
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