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Old 24-09-06, 09:57 PM
Riff Riff is offline
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When to stop?

When is the right time to stop overclocking a Athlon 64 3200? When it fries!?

I've overclocked mine from 2.21 to 2.43Ghz and my system appears to be stable. Although the CPU tempurature has gone from 38 to 43.

This was achieved using the motherboard's own BIOS settings, something called AI Overclock. Options are 2% 5% 8% 10%. (2.43 is 10% i.e the Max) To go further I'd have to switch the settings back to manual and continue uping the CPU frequency. (Currently at 220) (220 x 11)

I fear my setup is not configured for further overclocking. My motherboard is an ASUS K8N4 w/ Nvidia nForce 4 Chipset and is designed for overclocking. However I still have a bog standard Athlon 64 Heatsink and Fan cooling the CPU. The temperature when running a game reached 43 Degrees.

Go on? One mhz at a time with frequency tweaking, or avoid tempting fate and leave as is? Current goal is 2.5 Ghz, retaining system stability.

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Old 24-09-06, 09:58 PM
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stop when you blow something up!!!

nah, seriously, until your chip cannot go any further. but to be on the safe side, when your temps seem to be getting too high under load
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Old 24-09-06, 10:00 PM
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Untill sp1m fails, then -5/10mhz on the HTT/FSB for stablity.
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Old 24-09-06, 10:01 PM
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When is the right time to stop overclocking a Athlon 64 3200? When it fries!?

I've overclocked mine from 2.21 to 2.43Ghz and my system appears to be stable. Although the CPU tempurature has gone from 38 to 43.

This was achieved using the motherboard's own BIOS settings, something called AI Overclock. Options are 2% 5% 8% 10%. (2.43 is 10% i.e the Max) To go further I'd have to switch the settings back to manual and continue uping the CPU frequency. (Currently at 220) (220 x 11)

I fear my setup is not configured for further overclocking. My motherboard is an ASUS K8N4 w/ Nvidia nForce 4 Chipset and is designed for overclocking. However I still have a bog standard Athlon 64 Heatsink and Fan cooling the CPU. The temperature when running a game reached 43 Degrees.

Go on? One mhz at a time with frequency tweaking, or avoid tempting fate and leave as is? Current goal is 2.5 Ghz, retaining system stability.
43* is nothing. Basically around 50 - 52 under load is fine. the only thing that might hold you back is your stock heatsink because as i have seen it pretty much sucks on keeping temp. down under load. But, 2.5 stable should be do able.
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Old 24-09-06, 10:06 PM
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Currently, looking at AI Booster. All the needles are in the green. That's fan speed, voltage and temperature.

Checkout the screenshot below, the temperature concerns me. Another couple of degrees and we'll be in the yellow.

Note: You might notice the chassis fan readout is nil, but I have two fans in this case - they just aren't plugged into the motherboard is all.
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Old 24-09-06, 10:10 PM
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Currently, looking at AI Booster. All the needles are in the green. That's fan speed, voltage and temperature.

Checkout the screenshot below, the temperature concerns me. Another couple of degrees and we'll be in the yellow.

Note: You might notice the chassis fan readout is nil, but I have two fans in this case - they just aren't plugged into the motherboard is all.
Lol 42 is nothing. I have a Venice 3500+ and i am idling at 43 right now and i have a CNPS 9500. Also, as long as you dont up the volts then the temp. will not rise that much.
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Old 24-09-06, 10:25 PM
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What the heck, thats a bit warm.
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Old 24-09-06, 10:47 PM
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Warning! Conflicting opinions detected! Which to go with!
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Old 24-09-06, 10:54 PM
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I have a Venice 3000+ @ 2.43ghz idling at 32C and load about 45C. I have a stock heatsink. I would say under load no higher then 50C just to be safe.
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Old 24-09-06, 11:01 PM
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So continue tweaking and stop when I get to 48-50 under load?

I set my CPU fan to go full speed when the temp hits 51. This advisable? I'm not too bothered about noise.
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