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Windows 7: Could you help me overclock my cpu?


05 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Could you help me overclock my cpu?

Hi guys.
Before we start, i would like to thank you for your time and help


So my system is:
CPU - Intel Pentium 4 1.6a(northwood) FREQUENCY-1.6ghz; L2-CACHE-512kb; FRONT_SIDE_BUS-400 MT/s; MULTIPLIER-16x; VOLTAGE-1.475V; SOCKET-478
RAM - Kingston 2x512mb(total 1gb) DDR (one of them i think is 133mhz, other one 200mhz)
VGA - nVidia geForce fx5200 128mb DDR 230mhz
HDD - Western Digital 320gb 7200rpm IDE
MOTHERBOARD - Biostar p4m80m-4
POWERSUPLY - 400w fell twin fan

I know that my systems sucks really badly, but, i also know that Pentium 4 isn't hard to overclock. So thats why I need your help.

Here are fotos of my BIOS(i took only important ones, so if i took not all of them, please say it):
MAIN WINDOW:

MAIN WINDOW->Frequency/Voltage control:

MAIN WINDOW->Advanced Chipset features:

MAIN WINDOW->Advanced Chipset features->DRAM Clock/Drive Control:

PS. Funny thing about this. If i would change my RAM sticks(second to first, and first to second slots) it would say "Current DRAM Frequency: 200mhz". So why is that?
MAIN WINDOW->Advanced Chipset features->AGP & P2P Bridge control:

MAIN WINDOW->Advanced Chipset features->CPU & PCI Bus control:



MY TEMPERATURES/VOLTAGES:


So, can you say what should i change(i want to get as much mhz from my cpu as possible). And please dont say something like that "its too old, leave it alone". Thanks.


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05 Aug 2010   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is it you want to achieve? Are you in this just to learn, or is there some application or game you want to make faster?
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05 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
What is it you want to achieve? Are you in this just to learn, or is there some application or game you want to make faster?
i just want to make my computer run faster
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05 Aug 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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06 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

it doesnt say anything about bios overclocking, what to change. all it says is warnings, results, tests.
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06 Aug 2010   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately there aren't a lot of guides in existence for P4 overclocking, so I can't send you to the normal places. I had hoped the article went into some detail, but I guess not, sorry.

This one is a little better: Page 2 - Overclocking Your P4 800FSB

I'm guessing this is your first attempt at overclocking? There isn't a guide specific to P4's (at least that I know of), but you would be well advised to read these guides from top to bottom first. It will get you familiar with terms, and what to look out for, even though it's going to be a bit different with your system. Howto: Overclock C2Q (quads) And C2D (duals) - A Guide V1.7 - OverclockersClub Forums
Motherboards (Intel): Extreme BIOS Glossary - EXTREME Overclocking Forums

In a nutshell, what you're going to do is lock the pci-e bus in at 100Hz, then increase your fsb speed, slowly. Test out the setting with memtest to see if it's stable, then increase some more, again, slowly, in 5MHz increments.

You're going to want to grab all the tools you see in the links, for both testing and monitoring your temperatures.

Go as far as you can without adjusting core voltage. When you hit a wall (after your more familiar with things) we can talk more, but for now, see what the system does at stock voltage.

Temperature is always a concern... what type of cooling do you have? If you're using the stock cooler, you're going to need to get yourself a good aftermarket cooler.
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06 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Unfortunately there aren't a lot of guides in existence for P4 overclocking
Pentium 4 Northwood Overclocking Guide - www.sharkyextreme.com

and if that one doesn't help lots of them out there,

overclock northwood 1.6 - Google Search
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06 Aug 2010   #8

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Unfortunately there aren't a lot of guides in existence for P4 overclocking
Pentium 4 Northwood Overclocking Guide - www.sharkyextreme.com

and if that one doesn't help lots of them out there,

overclock northwood 1.6 - Google Search
Unfortunately, Sharky's guide isn't any better than the initial "guide" I linked up top.
Quote:
Since this is a more general guide written specifically for the Pentium 4 Northwood, we're not going into the nitty gritty of CPU overclocking
The OP is looking for the nitty gritty, like this: Howto: Overclock C2Q (quads) And C2D (duals) - A Guide V1.7 - OverclockersClub Forums, complete with bios screens and detailed instructions on which settings to look for/adjust, and for the P4, I just can't find one, even with google.
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06 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

mmm i will not lock PCI-E, I have AGP And i dont know how to lock it
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07 Aug 2010   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look for your AGP bus and lock it at 66Hz.
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