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Old 01-22-05, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

Feature/Specification
Description

Motherboard Supplier
ASUS

System BIOS Supplier
ASUS/Award

Board Form Factor
uATX

Processor Brand
Intel

Processor Socket Type
mPGA478

Processor Family
Pentium 4HT

Maximum Processor Core Frequency
Up to 3.2 GHz P4 Northwood

Processor Front Side Bus
800/533/400 MHz

Hyper Threading Support
Yes

Processor VRM Specification
Northwood FMB2

Chipset Name
Springdale-G, GMCH rev A2

Chipset 'North Bridge'
865G, rev A2

Chipset 'South Bridge'
ICH5, revA2

Super I/O
SMsC LPC47M192-NC

Flash BIOS Device Type and Density
FWH 4 Mbit

Memory Type
DDR SDRAM (Supports duel channel)

Memory Speed
PC3200 (400 MHz),

PC2700 (333 MHz),

PC2100 (266 MHz)

Memory Sockets
Four DDR DIMM (184-pin)

Single or Dual Channel
Dual System Memory

Maximum Memory Supported
4GB (4 x 512MB) unbuffered (HP and Compaq recommend 2GB)

AGP Graphics Support
Yes

AGP Graphics Maximum Mode
AGP 8x

Integrated Graphics Supplier
Intel

Integrated Graphics Shared (UMA) Memory
Up to 64 MB Intel DVMT- dynamic (32 MB if less than 256 MB system memory)

Graphics Configuration
Integrated on motherboard

Graphics Connector
AGP 8x (available)

TV-out Device or Configuration
No

Integrated Audio Type
AC'97

AC'97 Codec Device
Realtek ALC650

5.1 (Dolby) Channel Audio Support
Yes, Six speaker mode (requires audio driver and software setting changes)

Passive Speaker Output (amplifed)
Speaker-out header

Rear Audio Jacks
Microphone,

Line-in,

Line-out,

Front Audio Connectors
Headphones,

Microphone,

Line-in

Ethernet 10/100 LAN Supplier
PCI Realtek RT8101L

Ethernet Configuration
Integrated, Down

IEEE 1394 Support
Configuration: Integrated on motherboard

MAC/PHY Device: TI TSB43AB22

Maximum transfer rate: 400MBps

Ports: Two total (1 front, 1 back)

IDE/ATAPI UDMA Modes
ATA 100/66

Expansion Slots
One AGP,

Three PCI,

One Ultra ATA

USB Ports
Supports up to 8 USB v2.0

USB Front/Rear Options
Up to four front, four rear

Rear External Ports
One serial,

One parallel,

One floppy,

Two PS/2 (keyboard and mouse),

One IEEE 1394,

Four USB,

One VGA Monitor

Front External Ports
Two USB, One IEEE 1394

Fan support
Headers for CPU and System

CPU Fan Speed Control for active fansink

System Fan Speed Control

Available Manufacturer Options
Integrated graphics (G),

Integrated LAN (L),

Six speaker mode, Dolby 5.1 (6)

Integrated 1394 (E)

ok these are the specs for my mobo which came with my HP250N which i have almost completely upgraded since buying. My question is it says that it supports up to 3.2Ghz P4, i was wondering would i be able to get a 3.2 P4 and overclock it to say 3.6 and will it still work or no because it does not support frequencies that high? and also does this make a 3.4 P4 completely out of the questions too?
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Old 01-22-05, 06:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

Depending on your cooling system you should be able to get that to around 3.6ghz without any issue providing your RAM will run that high and that you still want a 1:1 FSB ratio. First try relaxing the timings as you bring the FSB up (tighten them later gradually as you get everything stable). This is the only way to OC because Intel locked the P4 multiplier. So you will end up with a FSB of 225. This shouldn't be a big deal for most decent RAM.

Run Prime95, Sandra, and 3dmark05 a few times to confirm stability.

Good luck.
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

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Depending on your cooling system you should be able to get that to around 3.6ghz without any issue providing your RAM will run that high and that you still want a 1:1 FSB ratio. First try relaxing the timings as you bring the FSB up (tighten them later gradually as you get everything stable). This is the only way to OC because Intel locked the P4 multiplier. So you will end up with a FSB of 225. This shouldn't be a big deal for most decent RAM.

Run Prime95, Sandra, and 3dmark05 a few times to confirm stability.

Good luck.

Yep... Most any 3.2 will do 3.6.
Some will do 4gig. But only the P4E.
The northwoods have hit a wall now.
Go with socket 775.

Buy some good ram.
I like Geil and OCZ myself.
If you really want the best out right now
the Crucial Balistic is kicking. Though
I'm not sure on my spelling. :
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

If you're stuck with an HP bios you might not be able to do much until you change that.
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

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If you're stuck with an HP bios you might not be able to do much until you change that.
I was thinking the same thing.....I've never seen a "consumer level" system like your HP (incl Gateway, Compaq, Dell etc)with available OCing options ..They all come with custom built bios that allow VERY minimal to no tweaking....
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

Yup, you might be able to reflash the bios though...
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Yup, you might be able to reflash the bios though...
Yep. Maybe with any luck.
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

I use CPUFSB to do my overclocking and it works great.
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Default Re: overclocking a 3.2Ghz P4

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Depending on your cooling system you should be able to get that to around 3.6ghz without any issue providing your RAM will run that high and that you still want a 1:1 FSB ratio. First try relaxing the timings as you bring the FSB up (tighten them later gradually as you get everything stable). This is the only way to OC because Intel locked the P4 multiplier. So you will end up with a FSB of 225. This shouldn't be a big deal for most decent RAM.

Run Prime95, Sandra, and 3dmark05 a few times to confirm stability.

Good luck.
Prime95 = teh killer

It sure will check your pc's stability

my silly friend tried overclocking... very very far, and he did nothing but up his FSB...

You can have a guess at what happened after he ran prime95
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Prime95 = teh killer

It sure will check your pc's stability

my silly friend tried overclocking... very very far, and he did nothing but up his FSB...

You can have a guess at what happened after he ran prime95

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Some people think it's all just about upping a FSB.
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Some people think it's all just about upping a FSB.
What else is there?

People should research before they attempt anything
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