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Windows 7: OC older Pentium D, how many volts?

29 Dec 2011   #1
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
OC older Pentium D, how many volts?

I have an older HP desktop that has an Pentium D 925 @ 3GHz. According to this: Intel BSEL & VID mod Guide I should be able to use the BSEL mod and VID mod on this socket 775 CPU. Now my only concerns are how much voltage would I need to use 1.4 or 1.45?

The Pentium D has a bus speed of 200 MHz, 800 MHz FSB and a multiplier of 15 running at 1.244v, Now I want to achive a 1066 MHz FSB as I have the Q965 chipset which maxes the fsb out at 1066MHz. This would increase the bus speed to 266 MHz, with a multiplier of 15 this would make the CPU run at 3.99 GHz.

So how much voltage would I need? Also the CPU is fairly cool when running Prime 95, it maxes out at 45C core temp, but Intel specifies 63.4C Tcase which should give me enough room for the OC?

Also for the conductive ink would this work: CAIG CircuitWriter Pen : Soldering tools & supplies | RadioShack.com

If I do plan to do the BSEL mod I am going to also change the thermal paste to AS5 because the thermal paste right now is HP OEM unchanged after 4 years, so I should see slightly less temps afterwards.


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29 Dec 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Now my only concerns are how much voltage would I need to use 1.4 or 1.45?
The 'max safe' vcore for that chip is 1.425 I believe.

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This would increase the bus speed to 266 MHz, with a multiplier of 15 this would make the CPU run at 3.99 GHz. So how much voltage would I need?
Hard to say since not all chips are equal. A quick search has shown people on that chip ranging from 1.3xx up to crazy volts like 1.5xx under water.

But high 1.3xx -1.4 is around the average ballpark. You might have to do a bit more searching since that mod doesn't leave much room for error.




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Also the CPU is fairly cool when running Prime 95, it maxes out at 45C core temp, but Intel specifies 63.4C Tcase which should give me enough room for the OC?
It would be cool at stock volts - upping the vcore will shoot those core temps up a fair bit. Between 60-65c core temp is around the limit.

*NB Tcase and core temps are two separate temperatures. Tcase is the 'CPU' temp, but the core temps are generally higher than the Tcase.
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29 Dec 2011   #3
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The 'max safe' vcore for that chip is 1.425 I believe.
hmm, I was looking at the Spec sheet located at: http://www.intel.com/assets/pdf/datasheet/310306.pdf
I cant seem to determine the actual Vcore, the information is located on page 20 of the spec sheet, but then tells you to look at a graph and table which makes no sense because they specify "Typical VCC" at 1.55mΩ while my chip is running at 1.244 reported by the bios.
Do you mind taking a look at the spec sheet and seeing if 1.4v is safe?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Hard to say since not all chips are equal. A quick search has shown people on that chip ranging from 1.3xx up to crazy volts like 1.5xx under water.

But high 1.3xx -1.4 is around the average ballpark. You might have to do a bit more searching since that mod doesn't leave much room for error.
I cant actually adjust the voltages manually on the computer. Right now I either believe that the voltages are assigned dynamically by the bios or locked at a certain voltage, which may require me to actually use the VID mod along with the BSEL mod

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
It would be cool at stock volts - upping the vcore will shoot those core temps up a fair bit. Between 60-65c core temp is around the limit.

*NB Tcase and core temps are two separate temperatures. Tcase is the 'CPU' temp, but the core temps are generally higher than the Tcase.
Well if it isn't stable at stock volts I will be forced into using a higher voltage. My first option is going to be 1.4 volts, but I have been questioning whether or not to use 1.45 as I am afraid the air cooler wont be able too keep up.

Here are some pics of the cooler:
OC older Pentium D, how many volts?-img_20111229_195958.jpg
OC older Pentium D, how many volts?-img_20111229_200003.jpg
OC older Pentium D, how many volts?-img_20111229_200015.jpg
OC older Pentium D, how many volts?-img_20111229_200024.jpg
I know its hard to judge form the pictures whether or not the cooler will be capable, but the same cooler was used on Core 2 Duos on these HP computers.


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