overclocking

Overclocking is the process of forcing a computer or component to operate faster than the manufactured clock frequency. [read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking]

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    Conclusions

    PC1: true Xp2800+ (not Barton) on Nforce2 Asus A7N8X deluxe - 1024Mb
    PC2: true XP1700+@2350MHz on Nforce2 Asus A7N8X deluxe -512 Mb

    click here to hear my system running on <1 Fan> <2 Fans> <No Fan>

    Rating

    • A must for ears, so quiet and so easy to install (only if you reduce voltage of fans from 12V to 5V as on PC2).
    • I recommend you a middle or big tower to install everything inside (as on PC1)
    • I recommend you to choose the smallest radiator available (the senfu on PC1 provide good performance at a noise level you can not hear!!!!)
    • Expensive? yes¨but:
      1. You can use part during years...You must admit that this is not the case with your air cooling radiator. For example: forget you Alpha pal 6035 with your latest XP 3000, it is only validated till 1500MHz, it cost me alone 50â?¬
      2. You can choose a less expensive radiator, or buy an old one from an old car, but you will have to cleaned it properly.
      3. You do not need 2 or 3 ventilators, one is enough.
    • Maintenance? every 6 months check the coolant.
  • Materials:
    • AMD Athlon XP 1700+ Thoroughbred @ XP 3300+ JIUHB 0308/10 AXDA1700DLT3C XPMW(1,5V) - unlocked multiplier - cost 82€
      This is probably one of the best stepping ever produced as today (6.06.2003) by AMD, far away better then JIUHB, JIUGB and JIUCB with the revision DUT3C. The core is using as default only 1.5V instead of 1.6V (JIU*B stepping)!
      When using 1.55V, this kind of cpu is handling a confortable XP-2800. Pushing it to limit (1.775V) let me reach 2500MHz (FSB:200MHz, multiplier 12,5) this is damn a XP3000+ This CPU also outpassed AMD's Athlon XP 3000+ with Barton core (they run at only 2166MHz and cost 400€). Moreover my CPU is running at 333Mhz or even 400Mhz synchronously with memory
    • Watercooling set from Innovatek bought at Watercooling.de NO I am not a crazy overclocker, but I am SICK of hearing my Volcano 9: you can not stay beside the pc when it is running.
    • Memory 2x256Mb PC333 (=PC2700) Note even better you can buy: PC400 (=PC3200) or PC466 (=PC3700)