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    Cool Athlon XPs can still be fun.

    Bought some Geil PC4000 this week to go into my NF7/XP-m combo and with the aid of a modded bios it's now doing 240MHz FSB.

    heres a CPU-z shot for proof



    It so smoooooooooooth in windows

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    Have you ran Prime95 on it for 24 hours? What temp does it get two at that kinda speed?

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    Pfft, don't bother with Prime95! If it'll run your games/benchmarks OK, then it's stable for you. When will you ever need to process prime numbers that large for RL applications?

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    because if prime 95 is stable then you can be fairly sure you're not doing any damage?
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    I've played hours of FarCry, Ran all my normal benchmarks with no glitches and it's Running Boinc(seti/predictor) and doind all my normal work with no Hickups for over 24hours now. Stable I think.

    My temps at the mo are 45c cpu and 21.3c case as reported by MBM for cpu and temp prope for case. SLK947-U is the cpu cooler by the way with a Vantec Tornado at 7V.

    P.s. I'm not new to this OCing lark you know

    P.p.s. and for you stats freaks the memory is at 2.5-4-4-11
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    Don't bother? Jeez, and people wonder why their computer randomly reboots from time to time. Also, that kind of attitude can lead to data loss. I'll again retell the story of my machine that ran Memtest86 for over 10 hours flawlessly, and then another several on Prime95, again flawlessly, only to crash when copying files whilst running Prime95. Not only that, the partition on the drive that was being written to was completely corrupted. Oh, sure, you'll never do that in real life. So what if you're playing UT, etc. at a LAN, whilst leeching, and your machine crashes then?

    And people wonder why complete stability is important.

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    I use prime95 and it always fails the max heat/power torture test quickly. now unfortunately it doesnt tell me what is wrong. ive since brought new memory (memtest86'd for hours), a tagan 480w, an slk800a, and left the case open with a fan blowing in, and it still happens exactly the same.

    prime is great for testing stability but it doesnt tell you what is wrong so in my situation its a pile of waste.

    btw... that is one great OC for air! does it actually make a huge diff in games? or just 4/5fps?
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    It's important to know if the processed data is corrupted or not. Playing games and runing seti proves its not going to crash but is it giving the right data back or is it secretly buckling under the strane. I'm amazed you've been planing far cry and runing seti for 24h though.....!!!! I don't think i've ever seen a Athlon run like that before!

    I've own a 2500Xp and i've got a ZalmanB Cu in the post. Hoping i can Knock a few more Mhz with a better CPU cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    .........btw... that is one great OC for air! does it actually make a huge diff in games? or just 4/5fps?
    It makes a big difference over defaults for games I've found. More so for the latter games like farcry. It cut down loading time and gameplay felt a lot more fluid comapred to the same setting with a lower clock on the cpu/mem.

    If you want to see a lot more athlon systems run like this go over to http://www.ocforums.com and theres a load of people running up to even 260fsb in some cases with extreme modding to their motherbaords.

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    iMc - it may be that your vcore is too low; increasing it may eliminate your problem.

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    its at 1.65, safely speaking what is the max i should put it up too? atm temps are 45 full load on cpu.

    thanks for the tip
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldren
    iMc - it may be that your vcore is too low; increasing it may eliminate your problem.
    yep. most likely. Stnadard overclocking practice would be to up the core speed a bit, then test. If it's stable go a bit more and so on. Once it starts to become unstable nudge the volts up tills table and then try a bit more and so on. You'll eentually find a point where more volts won't do any better. Important thind to watch while doing all this is your temperatures.

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    Those xp-m's o/c on air lovely! The one in my sig is crammed into a shuttle and did run stable at 2500mhz before the summer! Damn you weather.
    Not around too often!

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    im not OC im jus running at defaults yet i get continuous reboots in games, prime crashes etc. does my head in. ill try putting it up to 1.675 brb...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldren
    Don't bother? Jeez, and people wonder why their computer randomly reboots from time to time. Also, that kind of attitude can lead to data loss. I'll again retell the story of my machine that ran Memtest86 for over 10 hours flawlessly, and then another several on Prime95, again flawlessly, only to crash when copying files whilst running Prime95. Not only that, the partition on the drive that was being written to was completely corrupted. Oh, sure, you'll never do that in real life. So what if you're playing UT, etc. at a LAN, whilst leeching, and your machine crashes then?

    And people wonder why complete stability is important.
    Umm, if you do bother running Prime95 then you're supposed to run it without using any other programs so it gets 100% CPU usage. No wonder you corrupted the files! Can you not associate the use of P95 with the corrupt files?

    And if you leech at a LAN then you're a ******. You're not supposed to run other intensive programs using CPU, RAM or HDD whilst gaming. You're just asking for trouble!

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    upped it a lil, but made no diff... oh well, ill try 1.700 sometime.
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