Good bye 2.4B @ 3.24! Hello 3.0C~! ---- Make that a 3.0E

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  1. No_Style

    No_Style Styleless Wonder

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    So I was casually playing some RTCW and then suddenly my PC rebooted. I thought it was the aggressive timings and stuff, but after many troubleshooting solutions tested, I've concluded I've destroyed my first CPU due to overclocking. :( Sad, sad day as an overclocker.

    I was pretty much living life on the edge with this CPU. 1.725 V for the voltage with the fluctuations hitting near 1.76 V on idle. I'm well aware of the max voltage being 1.75 V, but I let it go.

    Coincidently, I wanted this sort of thing to happen. I've been looking through E-Bay for a Northwood C as a replacement, for main purpose of getting an HT processor (I love multi-tasking). But, I could never get myself to buy something unless I really needed, and now I really need it :)

    Good bye to the old, hello to the new. What's the best way to honour such a worthy processor which served me for just 2 years? :)

    P.S - Don't worry, this new processor isn't going near the 1.725 V mark at all!

    (I did consider getting a new rig entirely, but I chose not to since I don't really "need it" and the other parts of my rig are perfectly fine.)
     
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    dipstick New Member

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    Sorry to hear man but everything happens for a reason;) Hope your new cpu OCs like crazy:)
     
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    Woah a 1 gigherz OC... Nice... I just OC 300 mhz ;)
     
  4. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    that was a nice OC you had on your 2.4B. Once you get that 3.0C in your rig, it'll run just as fast as your 2.4B did OCed :).
     
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    riles9262 Driverheaven brewmaster

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    That's a nice oc you have CD; go for that no style :D Hope the new cpu works out good for ya.
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    hehehe, thanks :). I don't keep it at those specs 24/7 though. I usually run stock. I only OC my system pretty much whenever i go to run benchmarks. I've gotten my system at 4Ghz, but it wasn't all that stable :(. I'm pretty sure it's my RAM that's holding me back on better OCing.
     
  7. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    keychain?
     
  8. No_Style

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    I was considering many options.

    2.4A Prescotts are supposed to overclock insanely, but lack HT.

    Prescotts in general OC well, but heat and performance/clock is quite the turn off for me.

    Northwood C's were admired by me so I chose to get it above all else. :)

    I may make it into a keychain, but I'd have to get the pins off first. Good suggestion, PJ.
     
  9. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    Prescotts are warmer than the Northwoods, but after having mine for a while and knowing how mine works, it doesn't really bother me anymore :). At stock speeds, i'm running around 50C° idle, and 55C° load. At OCed specs (in my sig) my CPU runs around 55C° idle, and around 60C° load. During summer, or when it's warm inside my room, it'll run a little bit warmer than what i just said, but that's about the average temps of my PressHOT :p.
     
  10. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    Dual xeons @ 410 MHz over stock on each, 35 degrees Celsius :p

    your prescott's can eat me
     
  11. HardwareHeaven

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    Nice deal Nostyle - good cpus. and just ignore PJ he is just bitter cause he is still running fsb 533mhz ;)
     
  12. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    :tears:

    must you always turn my blaze of glory into a flaming downfall, you big bully:oops:


    ...and it's 622, not 533 :lol:
     
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    ah ok sorry ...... well thats almost half the FSB im running atm, not bad. ;)
     
  14. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    some of us hafta buy parts :lol:

    *goes and puts on the hat of shame*
     
  15. HardwareHeaven

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    Ok seriously though and thread hijacking aside, I think you made a good move nostyle, the 3.0c is a nice overclocker, you get HT (yeah baby), runs cooler than the prescott and is more efficent clock per clock. also quite inexpensive atm too.

    you going to overclock this cpu as well or did the past experience with the other chip make you more cautious?
     
  16. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    whoa..."inexpensive" is an understatement. $210 shipped is way beyond cheap.

    And if you are indeed going to venture forth into the overclockign world again, I might look into one of these: http://www.frozencpu.com/cpu-swi-09.html
     
  17. goku21

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    Nice. Now I can figure out if it's my memory holding me back or if it's something else in my system. Get trillian up and running ASAP when you get your new core.
     
  18. CDsDontBurn

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    is that an efficient CPU cooler?
     
  19. Danhill

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    I have stock cooler and I have aorund 50-53 idle and 60-68 at load (heavy load I have 68) but the IC7-G board is known to give higher temps than normal.
     
  20. CDsDontBurn

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    which BIOS revision do you have? Where have you found this information about the board? If anything is displayed improperly it would be the voltage read-outs.
     

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