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to OC cpu --> better heat sink ??

by vois2 / January 7, 2006 3:09 PM PST

I want to say "thanks" to everyone here regarding your assistance on some posts as I get set to build my first system. I always get such good info on this forum.

The system below I'll be building with a standard P4 heatsink and fan -- but I have full intention to OC the cpu patiently. I have read the my ECS mobo has a "weak overclock ability of 132MHz max", which is fine by me. What I'd like to know is should I go ahead and put a better heatsink and fan in there since I hope to edge my 2.8 P4 up to the 3.2 range? Suggestions? Thanks!

I'll be throwing together the following system -- a system only to tinker and learn as you can see from its older parts.

-DiabloTek Phantom Gamer Case (case fan on side) model 8868-B ATX Mid-Tower
-ECS L4VXA2 mobo (VIA P4x400/VT8235 chipset)
-2.8 GHz P4 478 533fsb 512K
-1.0 GB PC2700 RAM
-BFG 6600 GT OC 128mb AGP (requires extra dongle)
-single drive: CD-RW/DVD-ROM
-floppy
-40GB HD 5400rpm
-case fan
(a Fortron Source 300W ATX12v with dual +12v @ 15.5V will power this)
Thanks!

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heat sink
by skeet / January 7, 2006 4:12 PM PST

my pc started out with a 2.66 p4 i overclocked it to 3.0 with a copper heat sink and it constantly runs under 95 degrees even in games like far cry i was told to watch temp. but have had no trouble

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msg to skeet
by vois2 / January 7, 2006 4:49 PM PST
In reply to: heat sink

msg to skeet -- thanks for your reply
Do you know whether yours is the Northwood core? If it is, that would 2.66 P4 478socket 533fsb 512k L2 cache. I ask because if yours is, it's a nice comparison to my Northwood 2.8 for my questions below...

(1) Did you use FSB overclocking?
(2) What speed of memory do you have?

Thanks again.
vois2

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(NT) (NT) need better psu
by nerdyboy1234 / January 8, 2006 1:47 AM PST

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