Pentium 4 2.4ghz Northwood-B O/C

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by champ2005, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    Ive heard of the so called "sudden northwood death syndrome" where a northwood can suddenly die if taken beyond 1.7volts. I hope to achieve a stable 3ghz from my 2.4 which i know some people have done. I get to about 2.92 before the system begins to become unstable. However, the temperatures seem to stay below 60 at 100+% load. I was wondering if it is a wise idea to put up the voltage a bit (say from 1.525v atm to about 1.55v) and if this would make any difference.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Rule #1 of Overclocking:

    Do not overclock if you cannot afford to buy replacement parts.


    But yes, I'd say bump the vcore up a bit.
     
  3. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    i dont think its possible to fry a p4 overclocking unless u change the voltage or go insane with the settings. im at a stable 2.93 w/out voltage so ill see how far i can go this time.