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I've been considering a 2.4c running at 250fsb with a gig of twin4000 on a P4C800-e Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that this is a reasonably stable config. I'm wondering, however, what are the prospects of running a 2.8c @ 250fsb. One of the stickies indicated that the max fsb for the 2.8c was 266fsb, so I'm wondering if 250 is still in the comfort zone, or will I be running a high risk of diminishing headroom. your thoughts, please. if anybody is actually running a 2.8c at this speed, please submit your comments/suggestions/specs thank you
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LOL....make sure you only show 1 log book at the "chicken coop". The highest I have seen anyone report for a 2.8c is 266FSB and that is RARE on AIR. If you want any assurance at all, I'd go with a 2.4c or a 2.6c MAX to be safe. IMO, the price difference between a 2.4c and a 2.8c is not worth 300-500mhz you MIGHT gain on the top end with a 2.8c. Just my opinion, no actual results like you asked for. But, most posts I see for 2.8c CPUs are under 250FSB. Good luck, Mike.
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I'm happy to say that I have a new system designed from the ground up with the intent of overclocking the system. Currently running at 3522 Mhz and seems stable (3 wks) with seti@home running 24/7 - 3.1 hours per work unit download. Asus P4C800 motherboard Corsair 3700 512Meg DDr memory Corsair Hydrocool 200 water cooling system Intel 2.8c cpu Nvidia personal cinema MX440 64meg, dual monitor agp 4x. 120 Gig WD Sata drive 40 Gig IBM ATA 100 drive 30 Gig IBM ATA 100 drive CD RW drive, ATA bus DVD drive, ATA bus (forgive me), Windows XP Professional, sp1, software most recent versions or equiv. Started with fsb at spec 200. overclocked max seems to be 250 fsb (bios) setting with vcore at 1.6v. all other settings are auto or untouched. (can go 253 but will crash on some games). Mean cooling temp around 34 degrees Cel.
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Chances are that if the Troopers who frequent the forum have been in uniform for more than a week, they've probably tagged me..........and that's good in the long view. I think of what that Highway would be like without them, and it scares me. After 23 years of grabbin' gears, i still love my job........ truly blessed. on the tech side............ I'm really new at this overclocking stuff, and i'm astounded at the wealth of knowledge on this forum.........generous folks with a lot of brains......willin' to help. I'm probably going to stick with the 2.4c per your suggestion. i don't have the tech savvy to be racheting up voltages, or contructing voodoo cooling, so i'm going to play it a little closer to the vest. what i lack in technical knowledge, I make up for with strong instincts.....so i'm going with my gut on this one. thanks again for all the replies...... i leave enriched once again
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I do agree totally it would be worse with out them. Everyone here has been really good to work with and is willing to help. It really is a positive feeling to enjoy your work no matter what it is. I really know that all to well. Please let me know if there are any questions. Ram Guy :shootme:
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[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by DoubleAught [/i] [B]Chances are that if the Troopers who frequent the forum have been in uniform for more than a week, they've probably tagged me..........and that's good in the long view. I think of what that Highway would be like without them, and it scares me. After 23 years of grabbin' gears, i still love my job........ truly blessed. on the tech side............ I'm really new at this overclocking stuff, and i'm astounded at the wealth of knowledge on this forum.........generous folks with a lot of brains......willin' to help. I'm probably going to stick with the 2.4c per your suggestion. i don't have the tech savvy to be racheting up voltages, or contructing voodoo cooling, so i'm going to play it a little closer to the vest. what i lack in technical knowledge, I make up for with strong instincts.....so i'm going with my gut on this one. thanks again for all the replies...... i leave enriched once again [/B][/QUOTE] Fer what it's worth I worked in a "chicken coup" in Georgia for about 3 years, seemed like 3 years in hell because of the people of worked for. We were just glorified tax collectors soaking the trucking industry for more money than it already gives the government. We focused on citations and did NOTHING for safety. I don't miss it. But, I did come to the opinion that truck drivers are some of the best drivers on the road, PERIOD! Mile per mile they are safer than most of us and 99.9% that I met were good people, even while I was writing them a ticket. Don't be afraid of OCing, you've gotten it 90% licked by buying a 2.4c and having the right attitude about it. Don't get your expectations TOO high and be pleasantly surprised when something works above the advertised spex. AND, you can't go wrong with Corsair. Happy Computing and watch out for 4 wheelers. Mike.
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Thanks for the words of encouragement, specmike BTW.. You and I both know the mis-management thet goes on with DOTs, but the scale operators and the deisel bears really aren't the problem. Don't ever minimize the contribution you made to public safety. I can tell you implicitly that your presence has prevented more accidents and saved more lives than either of us will ever know. This may reflect badly on me but i'm much better behaved knowing someone's got their eye on me. I'm close to winding up a well deserved vacation, and it's back in the tractor before too long. I may be absent from the forum for awhile, but I sure enjoyed my visit. A lot of nice folks here, willin' to help out......y'all could wind up driving trucks if you're not careful !!! Take care and thanks again.
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[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by DoubleAught [/i] [B]Thanks for the words of encouragement, specmike BTW.. You and I both know the mis-management thet goes on with DOTs, but the scale operators and the deisel bears really aren't the problem. Don't ever minimize the contribution you made to public safety. I can tell you implicitly that your presence has prevented more accidents and saved more lives than either of us will ever know. This may reflect badly on me but i'm much better behaved knowing someone's got their eye on me. I'm close to winding up a well deserved vacation, and it's back in the tractor before too long. I may be absent from the forum for awhile, but I sure enjoyed my visit. A lot of nice folks here, willin' to help out......y'all could wind up driving trucks if you're not careful !!! Take care and thanks again. [/B][/QUOTE] Hehe....mebbe you should have built a hi-po laptop so you could take it with you on the road. Let us know how your build goes. What I meant by useless tax collectors is, at that point in time in Georgia, the safety men (the GA Public Service Commission officers) were the only officers doing any safety inspections or log book stuff. The DOT wouldn't allow us to check ANYTHING!except weights and measures. It was basically write em a ticket or send them on their way, but we prefer you write them a ticket first. So you could drive in there drunk with 4 log books and use a boat anchor and chain to stop the truck because the brakes are gone and have bald tires and be 1020 pounds over weight. We'd give you all sorts of grief and send you down the road in that rig after we took up 20 minutes of your time to write an $8 ticket. There were only 35 PSC safety guys in the state then and that was way too few. But by GOD, don't come here over weight! Sorry, rant is over now. That was 12 years ago and you'd think that the years of therapy would have helped by now. Again, good luck with the puter build. Mike Mike.
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2.8C has a new batch SL6WT week 21 Malay all are doing 250fsb very very easily on Air, good ones are doing 257-264fsb on air and 295fsb on Vapo I have one of these on Air doing 3.6ghz easily well on PX865PE PRO2 at 1.6v (1.52-1.55v real) single channel = 258fsb dual channel = 257fsb [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/ut2003_0.jpg"]UT2003 Benchmark[/url] [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/cpu.jpg"]Sandra CPU[/url] = 10,873 / ( 3112/6957 ) [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/cpu-media.jpg"]Sandra CPU Multimedia[/url] = 16,617 / 25,224 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/mem-buff.jpg"]Sandra Buffered[/url] = 5582/5574 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/mem-unbuff.jpg"]Sandra UnBuffered[/url] = 3340/3335 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/aida-read.jpg"]Aida Read[/url] = 4959 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/aida-write.jpg"]Aida Write[/url] = 1890 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/pcmark2002.jpg"]Pcmark2002[/url] = 8855 / 10107 / 1125 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/3dmark2001.jpg"]3dmark2001[/url] = 12,570 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/3dmark2003.jpg"]3dmark2003[/url] = 3,518 [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/superpi-1m.jpg"]SuperPi 1m[/url] = 40s [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/superpi-16m.jpg"]Super Pi 16m[/url] = 16min 17s [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/sciencemark.jpg"]Sciencemark 2.0[/url] = 4,836.82 MB/s [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/prime95bench.jpg"]Prime95 v23.6 Bench[/url] = 56.523s [url="http://www.fileshosts.com/pentium4/D1/albatron/benchmarks2/2.8C_2/ocz/pc4000gold/2x512/257-257-2.5438-ehoff-std/codecreatures.jpg"]Codecreatures[/url] At least 6 to 8 other people nabbed one of these batches at [url]http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?s=&threadid=200536[/url] and all do similar oc's some better at 263fsb on air :D
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You said that the chip (2.8c) can easily be clocked over 250fsb. I have system hangups if I go faster. I thus assume that it is the batch of the cpu that makes a better overclocker chip, but arn't you crossing your fingers. I was wondering if perhaps the chio would run faster but just not at a odd or even number, that is maybe there is a special number say 280fsb that it would run stable at. The agp/pci and memory voltages are at auto, but don't know what to change them to if anything to improve things. Know anyone who knows a good setting string for the corsair memory. ie 512Meg single stick 3700 DDR. Cheers, DSmith.
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[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by DoubleAught [/i] [B]thanks for your reply.... my question is, how does one determine the batch number of a processor ??? [/B][/QUOTE] There is a batch code on the box and on the processor itself. Also, there is additional info on the box given in the FPO code. I don't have a copy but there is a table that can be used to decipher these codes and tell you all sorts of info about your CPU. Pure guess, but I bet EVA2000 has one or knows where to find it. Only bad thing is, most online retailers won't tell you any of this on what you order and won't guarantee any specific batch or revisions etc. So, you have to buy it first to figure all this out. One advantage of buying in person from a retailer but, the cost goes up. Mike.
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lol @ this thread... Anyhow, my friend bought five different Athlon XP 1700+ CPUs (if you don't know, those are the 2.4c of the Athlon camp) from five different stores. When he found the ones with the batch code he wanted, he sent the others back, tested the two he kept, kept the one with the fastest fsb and sold the other one on ebay (and made a killing off of it). Perhaps a little extreme and expensive but those 1700+ can overclock to 2.3Ghz or more (blowing a 3200+ out of the water).
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Damn radar detector's broke !!!! (hey St_trooper....how ya doin' ???) I'll try snoopin' around for batch codes and the ratings thereof (is that a word???) If I can get info regarding a good 2.4c batch, I willing to hit a 'brick and mortar' retailer....... holler if y'all hear something
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I was wondering about how much voltage to apply to a 2.4C to get a nice 270-300fsb oc with pc4000? This will be @ 1:1. My goal is 300FSB @ 1:1. I think I am going to have to apply the full 3.2 vdimm to the memory to do this, but we'll see. I am thinking around 1.6v - 1.65v for the cpu? Is that about right?
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thanks!! im new at oc'ing my p4pe was a nice board but i could never get it to oc well. when i get the $$ im gonna pick up 2 sticks of geil gold 4000 or faster cuz i think the cpu can do more, my asus prbe temp is at 29c idel, so even if its off by 10c thats still great. i love this p4p800!! tommie j
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