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If my end objective is 1.4-1.5ghz (or higher if heat allows), should i start @ 1.0 or 1.2?

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Mav

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If my end objective is 1.4-1.5ghz (or higher if heat allows), should i start @ 1.0 or 1.2?

Should I go with a 1.0ghz Tbird or a 1.2ghz?

For my cooling specs...scroll down and look at "Which one of these HSF's would work out best for me? " I would link it, but it wont let me...like my browser displays just "www.overclockers.com" :(

basically- GlobalWin WBK38 w/80mm fan.

Anyway, is it worth that extra 20 bucks or so to start @ 1.2ghz? or will a 1.0tbird be basically assured to reach 1.4-1.5 (or higher...yay!)?

thanks,
-eric
 
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You can reach 1.4 to 1.5 with a 1 gig, axia without much of a problem. The key is the coding-axix. You can reach 1.3 to 1.35 with a avia. Some venders advertise this codes, or you can go to a computer show, and hand pick your processor.(This is what I did). Using good memory will help your overclock, and keep it cool...
 
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if im not assured an AXIA/other OCable code...then would it be safer to start from 1.2? or maybe 1.1? or would 1.0 still be just fine...?
 

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Basically all axia's reach 1.33ghz with standard voltage, some require extra voltage for 1.4-1.5ghz and a couple will do 1.5ghz+. The 1.33ghz AXIA usually reaches over 1.5ghz though so I would think amd chooses the very best axia cores for 1.33ghz. Just find a vendore that advertises the AXIA code and get the 1ghz chip as the 1.2ghz AXIA won't get any higher and it's not certain that a 1.2ghz will be an AXIA. The AVIA seems to be just as good as an AXIA and usually reaches 1.4ghz+ as well so that would also be a good choice.
What country are you from?
 
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Mav

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im living in the US...ill buy my cpu from either www.mwave.com or www.tcwo.com or Viking Computers

anyway, do any of these places have a repuation for giving you AXIA/other high OCing CPUs?

-eric
 

Len

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I've got a 1.2 AVIA cooled by a Glaciator with lots of case fans. It does 1380 at default 1.85v and 1420 at 1.95v. I'm wondering if I should try 2.05v. Not sure if 2.05v is an acceptable voltage or not. Can someone tell me if 2.05v is ok for a Tbird 1.2?
 
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Mav

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If i have no way of telling whether or not Im getting a AXIA/AVIA/etc...should I start @ 1.0 or 1.2?
 

Keldogg

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I think I would save the money and get a 1 Ghz. I have a 1 Ghz at 1.4, and all I have is a CAK38, an intake and exhaust fan, and one side fan. It is an AXIA that I got at www.newegg.com. From what I hear, they sell mostly AXIAs.
 
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Does anyone really know if the average tbird can OC from 1.0 to 1.4? Or can most go from 1.2-1.4? (Given that the CPU stepping is not assured to be high OC-able)

if it helps, I'll probably be buying from MonarchComputer (b/c of 3 yr warranty for 115), Mwave (1 yr for 128), or tcwo (1 yr for 121).

-eric
 

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Mav (Jun 25, 2001 06:49 p.m.):
Does anyone really know if the average tbird can OC from 1.0 to 1.4? Or can most go from 1.2-1.4? (Given that the CPU stepping is not assured to be high OC-able)

if it helps, I'll probably be buying from MonarchComputer (b/c of 3 yr warranty for 115), Mwave (1 yr for 128), or tcwo (1 yr for 121).

-eric


Well here you can look at this and you can decide but alot of the 1ghz axia's beat most of the 1.2's


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hmmm...that's interesting...but, several of the 1.0's barely make it past 1.2...

Are those 1.0's that dont perform well older chips that I probably wouldnt come across? (given the large volume of tbirds that are selling...if those are older, they're probably gone by now...)

-eric