View Full Version : Overclocking (Feel the burn?)
9th Feb 02, 9:18 AM
Okay then. Not an especially thrilling topic, but...
I have a bit of spare wedge hanging around, so after playing the Ghost Recon demo (quite a bit), I decided it'd be worth buying. Something to do with my week off...
But I have a few questions:
1) Anyone played it? Whaddya think?
2) How much busier than the demo do things get?
3) Think my P3-500 could cope?
4) How far do you think I could OC it? As it is, the demo chugs a little, and that could be enough to get you killed...
The way I see it, I should be able to get close to 600Mhz. Hopefully I won't need to install another fan. It's a weekend. I can't be arsed...
Monitor the temperature. The P3 666 (your goal) has an optimal temperature, keep it there.
If you are running with PC100, you will need to get PC133.
The P3 is multiplier locked, so the only way you have of overclocking it, assuming that it is running at 100MHz system bus is to increment the system bus speed until you get the desired results.
Realise that your AGP and PCI buses might also be overclocked because of this. The PCI bus runs at 1/3 of the system bus, the AGP at 2/3. However, if you go 133, the PCI might automatically adopt a 1/4 ratio. However, the AGP might not have a similar option.
Anyway, I don't recommend it until you've read more abouit the matter. You need to be confidently informed.
10th Feb 02, 9:42 AM
Cheers Shin, I was beginning to think I wouldn't get any help...
I've read up on the matter a bit, and am fairly sure (as sure as I EVER get) that it'll work. I just didn't wanna risk frying my CPU...
Having said that, my BIOS has some kinda internal monitoring, so if it gets too hot it should just switch off...
Memory is no problem (PC133), AGP is something I'll have to look into...
2nd Sep 05, 10:02 PM
lol I agree
2nd Sep 05, 10:04 PM
Willy wtf? Thats the worst bump I've yet seen on the boards.
2nd Sep 05, 10:28 PM
SlickWilly I think purposefully did that. Posting "lol I agree" is a combination of the examples of exactly what NOT to post when you resurrect an old thread.
3. No bumping old threads with inane replies like "lol" or "i agree". Only add to an old thread if your comments are relevant and would be seen as a viable addition to a thread. Continuing on a conversation dropped months ago is not a viable reason.
I can't lock this thread, but I would ask that no one post "OMG thread necromancy!" comments/pics.
Just pretend this thread doesn't exists until a GD mod arrives and can lock it.
2nd Sep 05, 10:31 PM
I sort of figured, but still... even for SlickWilly that's a bit odd.
2nd Sep 05, 11:14 PM
Did someone say resurection of the dead?
2nd Sep 05, 11:39 PM
Doesn't overclocking too much burn your processor/motherboard, making it dead as such?
That had to be the weirdest bumb I've seen. The dates 7 months off.
2nd Sep 05, 11:51 PM
In before the lock. Or Ion Cannon at this rate.
3rd Sep 05, 12:13 AM
3rd Sep 05, 12:33 AM
OMG It's the biggest bump on this forum evar !
Celebrate ! :hippy:
3rd Sep 05, 12:34 AM
"So yeah, we should pull out of Vietnam"
"lol i agree"
Considering you've just completed a forum suspension for annoying the staff, Willy, perhaps bumping old threads isn't such a good idea.
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