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    Cool Pc!!

    I think the time has come for me to try and do a bit of OC'ing! I have learnt on this site that components will last longer if they run cooler! And as my PC is still running with the 2 original fans,which upgades do you suggest i buy before i make the Oc step?
    PS my cpu is prescot P4 2.53mg and the case is a ATX. Dont know if that helps!
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    You have a few choices, you could buy some decent fans from reputable companies like Thermaltake and Coolmaster. An alternative would be a water cooling solution (Quieter and more efficient). I would see how you go ocing with the fans that your components came with.

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    First step fior ocing imo is put a big lump of copper and a big fan (or two) on the cpu .... slk800 type thing minimum, xp120 max
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    Make sure you have good airflow in the case first of all. No point having a great CPU fan if your case is warm inside as it'll just cycle hot air. Then as skattrd suggests get a large cooler some AS5 and away you go.

    Watercool or phase change are options but very expensive ones so if you got a bit of spare cash knocking about have a look at these options.
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    Make sure you have good air flow outside the case as well. I burnt out a psu because the air vents at the back of my case were blocked by a curtain and the hot air had nowhere to escape.
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    Pressy's quite hot when u OC. U could try Hyper6 or XP120 with AS5. With good cooling, your cpu can get 3G on air.

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    you sure its a prescott?

    i didnt know they came in 2.53 (aka 533fsb) versions, i thought it went:

    2.4A (533), 2.8 (800) etc.

    the prescott would be a big disadvantage in trying to cool in a pre-built pc case, if it is a prescott get the best air cooling you can afford, them things chuck out serious heat. and as said before, airflow is vital.

    EDIT: Yep a quick scoot through Intels site reveals there is no prescott 2.53 processor. But thats an advantage.

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    Thanks for your help guys!
    The PC at the moment is in one of those cupboards incorporated into my Desk,and to allow more air flow i have taken the hardboard back off but its still probally to enclosed for OC. Maybe i should have it near my feet or even on top of desk... "wife wont be to pleased"! Also as i have those wide IDE cables Would it make much of a difference with the slimmer round type ?
    Re DW:i didnt know they came in 2.53 (aka 533fsb) versions!
    You maybe right! All i know its a P4 and on the 478 socket! System Info says this: x86 family 15 model 2 stepping 4 genuine intel 2533 Mhz.
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    Socket 478 has both prescotts and northwoods, download a program called CPU-Z (google) and it will tell you all you need.

    its probs a northwood, which is cool, as they are slightly faster (at most things) and run much, much cooler, making small-scale overclocking (like that on air) much easier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [DW]Cougho
    Socket 478 has both prescotts and northwoods, download a program called CPU-Z (google) and it will tell you all you need.

    its probs a northwood, which is cool, as they are slightly faster (at most things) and run much, much cooler, making small-scale overclocking (like that on air) much easier.


    ...Hope thats the case! As my pc's enclosed under my desk, should i get one of those hot air extractors which fit in the pci slot along with the fans or can you recommend something else? (not water)

    EDIT; As i have just done a clean install due to HDD failure, i did not have my mobo drivers, so the chipset,ide,agp etc are all running on the windows drivers. Would it matter or will CPU-Z still work ok?
    Last edited by wannabgeek; 17-02-2005 at 06:35 PM.
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    CPU-Z will still work - it will tell you all you need to know. I would be surprised if your cpu was a prescott. Your sig suggests a prebuilt system from mesh b4 the prescott was introduced, so good news Ensure latest drivers are installed b4 o/c.

    Not a P4 expert but with adequate cooling you should be able to push the P4 a bit . Try to give the case decent cooling, "enclosed" is generally not good as you recirculate the hot air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iranu
    CPU-Z will still work - it will tell you all you need to know. I would be surprised if your cpu was a prescott. Your sig suggests a prebuilt system from mesh b4 the prescott was introduced, so good news Ensure latest drivers are installed b4 o/c.

    Not a P4 expert but with adequate cooling you should be able to push the P4 a bit . Try to give the case decent cooling, "enclosed" is generally not good as you recirculate the hot air.

    Yes it is a northwood! I dont know what made me think it was a Presscot. So i want to put a copper CPU cooler and one of those hot air suction things that fit where a pci card usually goes. any suggestions on which type/make?
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