Overclocking question

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    Overclocking question

    iv'e got a slot 1 type Celeron 266 processor (not much, i know), and an ASUS P3B-F motherboard.
    the motherboard as far as i know, supports up to 150 FBS and goes up to an 8x multiplier.

    What i'm wondering is how much would i be able to overclock that processor, and still keep it moderatly safe (decent temperature, decent lifespan, etc), and what cooling methods could i use?...i was thinking prehaps 3 fans on the processor (2 on the heat sync and one on the back)?

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    I really depends on a lot of things. Just keep testing it out, each time bringing it up a little and keep a close eye on your temperature. If you plan to do some major overclocking I would invest in some "NICE" fans, not the plastic ones but the good, big, heavy duty fans that use a lot of power from the source. The hotter your computer gets the more likely it is to overheat. Better fans can make your computer run at a much higher rate.

    As far as cooling methods, like stated above, just use what you can afford. Or just go all out with it and get some nice thermal fans. The processor is a bit old for me to say to much. I never built a computer with a Celeron that old....or weak should I say.

    Good luck, hope this helps
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    ok, thanks.

    yea...the processor is a bit old and weak, but it was free, so thats all that matters ;]....i'll be upgradeing it eventually anyway.

    for cooling, prehaps i could mod a small freezer on to case :P

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    That would be extremely helpfull! I have always thought of doing something like that myself....but honestly I really dont see the purpose of overclocking the computers I have now.....but if I had a celeron like the one you are using....I would most definately do that. Good luck once again.
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    just throwing out another cooling idea...
    does anyone know how much liquid nitrogen costs these days? :P

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    v'e got a slot 1 type Celeron 266 processor (not much, i know), and an ASUS P3B-F motherboard.
    the motherboard as far as i know, supports up to 150 FBS and goes up to an 8x multiplier.

    What i'm wondering is how much would i be able to overclock that processor, and still keep it moderatly safe (decent temperature, decent lifespan, etc), and what cooling methods could i use?...i was thinking prehaps 3 fans on the processor (2 on the heat sync and one on the back)?
    As far as the amount of the overclock, that depends entirely on your hardware and ability to work with it within its limits. On to cooling. To answer this question, we need to know what kind of power supply you have running in that thing? Multiple fans means more power, which means less voltage to go to your hardware for the overclock. You need to find a nice medium, this is why most good aftermarket fans will tell you their voltage requirements when you look at them before you order. Three fans is overkill. A good fan (a low level, good fan) is going to cost about 15.00. Lets math, shall we?

    15.00 x 3 = 45.00

    Now were going to throw in shipping, we'll just guess at 20.00. Now were up too 65.00. Whats that, your ram is bottlenecking you? Ok you can get a stick of SDRAM (guessing) for 30.00. Ok were up too 95.00.

    A decent affordable motherboard/combo will run you 100.00 - 120.00 plus shipping and work alot better without the stress, heat, excessive noise from fans, etc. So what have we learned? To do it right, your spending the same as to get a new mobo/proc combo. Sure, we could skimp on some of those prices, but its a guess.

    The processor itsself can actually be made to run very well for its class, but is it worth it? Should you decide to go on with it, read up on others experiences with that hardware, and what settings they used. Backup, i cant say that enough. You MUST backup all data you cannot afford to loose. Things go wrong, things happen, data gets lost.

    Be prepared for things to go the worst, you may go up only .5v and have a complete and total system loss. As in dead computer. Fried PSU's, processors, motherboard, ram, videocards, these things line the walkway to the home of every good overclocker. To be good you must first f-up.

    When you do overclock you must remember to take small steps, and test test test again. Your going to want some software for this, such as Saundra by SiS, Prime95, and CPUID.

    Theres a world of information at your fingertips, surf on over to www.ocforums.com

    Nitrogen, peltier, and freezer style cooling is serious overkill for that processor. Hell save the difference it would make in your electric bill and buy a better one.
    Liquid is the real cooling.

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    thanx

    >>Nitrogen, peltier, and freezer style cooling is serious overkill for that processor.<<
    yea...but it would still be fun :P

    i looked at an article on overclockers.com, and by the looks of it i could probably get it to almost 600MHz without much extra cooling, which is enough to get me buy untill i upgrade (saw a slot 1 P3 866MHz on eBay for a decent price)

    as for parts getting fried, i'm not all that concerned about it, as i'm not really building a PC thats going to get a lot of use, as i already have a P4 2.0GHz etc etc PC...this one is more or less just a very low-budget project that i can poke and prod at from time to time and waste money on

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    Ahh, if its a secondary pc, let the slaugher begin. I zapped one of my chips before i got my current rig where it is now. I have a Tbred 1800 @ 2.6GHZ with only a 1.7vcore and its holding about 33C full load under liquid cooling.

    I just ordered a Athlon 64 Mobile 2500+, DFI NF7 v2 board, and a gig of PC4200. Also ordered a northbridge maze4 block and a 650W antec PSU. Cant wait.

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    The hotter your computer gets the more likely it is to overheat
    ... I'm not even gonna touch that one... ha ha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    ... I'm not even gonna touch that one... ha ha...
    heh... I was going to hit that one up too, but you obviously got to it first...
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