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Sandman187
07-23-04, 05:56 PM
Hey, I've currently got a p4 2.4c northwood overclocked to 2.8, through a fsb of 233mhz, using stock cooling. My corsair 1gb dual channel ram is 466, which is why I overclocked the fsb to 233. I'm planning on buying a new cpu, (for doom3) and need to overclock it to 233fsb. I only plan on using stock cooling, so I'm wondering whether to get the p4 3.0ghz or the p4 3.2ghz. Was going to get northwood instead of prescott as I've heard they are really hot, and since im not changing the cooling, it wouldn't be smart getting a prescott. My motherboard is an Asus p4c800-e deluxe, which is supposed to be great for overclocking (even though it's been replaced twice). Anyone got any advice ??
A p4 3.0 with fsb set to 233 would be 3.495ghz
A p4 3.2 with fsb set to 233 would be 3.728ghz

Dazz
07-23-04, 06:18 PM
The 3.0GHz is more likly to work, 3.72Ghz is quite high for air cooling.

bmg
07-23-04, 06:54 PM
The 3.0GHz is more likly to work, 3.72Ghz is quite high for air cooling.

I agree, the 3.0G will be your best bet on air. As you know there's never any guarantees when overclocking.

If you saved your original bios I'll fix it for you like I mentioned before. The Leadtek bios works fine though.

Sandman187
07-23-04, 07:07 PM
Ok cool, looks like i'll be getting a 3.0ghz.
Last question though,
p4 3.0 overclocked to 3.5 with ddr set to 466mhz
p4 3.2 overclocked to 3.5 with ddr set to 437mhz (less then what the memory is).
Which would be better for games ? The slightly faster ddr speed or the faster cpu (b4 overclocking).
Memory timings of the ddr is 3-8-4-4 (default for this ram)

mustrum
07-24-04, 04:57 AM
Higher FSB = more gaming performance. I'd say the difference is hardly noticable here.