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what voltage settings are safe for a SLK800/Barton 2500+?

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kfc

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My cpu beats yours. Im at 2.2ghz right now. your at 2.04ghz.

I want to do 2.4ghz, looking for help so that i dont fry my cpu.
 

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I'm not too sure what voltage the Barton starts at but I do not think the 1.85 or even 1.9 volts should be too bad on your CPU. You will want to make sure that your temps do not go too high over 50C (a couple degrees is no big deal but a few could be worrisome and cause instability). If you don't have them already I wopuld suggest going and downloading Motherboard Monitor 5 and Prime 95 to test your CPU's stability and to see what your temperatures are at full load.

You can get MBM5 here: http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

You can get Prime95 or another burn-in utility here: http://www.aoaforums.com/forum/files.php?dir=171
 
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kfc

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my temps might be okay at 1.85

but wont that damage the cpu and limit it's life?
 

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kfc said:
my temps might be okay at 1.85

but wont that damage the cpu and limit it's life?

good question.....i always see this brought up as a reason not to OC....but ive never seen any news as to how much over-volting/clocking your cpu shorten its life....

anybody got any factual info on this sorta thing?

-TriX
 

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my barton is at 2.4GHz (192x12.5) on 1.775V, it all depends on the chip, not all chips like the same Vcore. my friends barton is at 2.2GHz and hes at 1.8V. all i can say....test, test, test, and test some more, then do a little testing after you test :D
 

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If your worried about damaging your CPU dont overclock. All overclocking carries some risk. The more extreme you go the bigger the risk!!!
 
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kfc

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Sir Barton said:
my barton is at 2.4GHz (192x12.5) on 1.775V, it all depends on the chip, not all chips like the same Vcore. my friends barton is at 2.2GHz and hes at 1.8V. all i can say....test, test, test, and test some more, then do a little testing after you test :D

Okay cool.... I'll try 12x200 then.

btw why did you choose to do 12.5x192 vs 12x200? wouldnt you like the SMALL memory increase? and wouldnt it lighten up on the cpu a smaaaaaaaaal tab?

BTW!!! what are your idle and load temps?
 

Sir Barton

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kfc said:


Okay cool.... I'll try 12x200 then.

btw why did you choose to do 12.5x192 vs 12x200? wouldnt you like the SMALL memory increase? and wouldnt it lighten up on the cpu a smaaaaaaaaal tab?

BTW!!! what are your idle and load temps?

if i had an nF2 board id go 200+ on the FSB side of things, but im on a KT333 chipset which is limited by the 1/5 divider. at 192FSB my PCI clock is 38MHz....almost 39, and i dont want to get HDD corruption. my idle temp is 37C and load is 46C on a swiftech MCX w/ 84cfm tornado (i swear, i can hear that fan blowing 24/7 even while im at work :D)