My friend has a northwood P4 at 2.8ghz... how high can she OC it on air???
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25th November 2003
Does she have the 533Mhz FSB or the 800Mhz FSB Northwood? And what quality/brand of cooling does she have on it?
What's the sSpec and/or stepping? EDIT~ Rephrase: get CPU-Z and tell me what it says in the "Revision" field.
its the 533Mhz bus... also im not sure about the "revision" since she actually lives in japan.
Then have her download CPU-Z, find the revision, and send it to you. Not that it really matters, assuming you're correct that it is a Northwood and not a Prescott; the old B-series chips never were great overclockers.
It is definately a 533bus northwood... I remember cause I helped her order it from here in the USA since its cheaper here. I would guess that even though its not a good OCer that it could STILL hit perhpas 3.1ghz on stock air cooling. But I really am just guessing.
(21 * 133MHz) = 2793MHz or about 2.8GHz. 3.1GHz would require a FSB of 148MHz, or an overclock of 15MHz. That's probably attainable, even at stock voltage. I think my old 2.4B topped out at 150-ish, IIRC. I'd score a Prescott HSF if you can, though. The old Northwood boxed HSF units suck even more than the newer LGA775 units.