OC pentium D?

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  1. Shorty

    Shorty New Member

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    would i see any real benefits from overclocking my pentium D, it resides in a DFI infinity board, with ocz gold 2x 1gb ddr2667. i use it for gaming, and just other basic shit
     
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    No benefits for you. Overclocking only helps if your machine lags due to sustained 100% CPU usage.
     
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    you might see a bit of a gain, but those chips were hot enough without overclocking, so unless you have some amazing heatsink on there, I don't think it'd be worth it.
     
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    Doesn't everyone have a Tom's Hardware liquid nitrogen cooler on their CPU nowadays? :mamoru:
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've seen some good overclocking on them in the past.

    And the performance does go up for some apps.

    But hardly at all on others.

    The temps do get hot though. You don't want to try it with stock cooling.

    I would google the one you have with overclock(ing), and see
    what everyone else has managed to do.
     
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    Which Pentium D processor model?
    The 90nm chips (840, 830, etc) are shit.
    The 60nm chips (965, 960, etc) overclocks better.

    I've seen some who have the Pentium D 960 (3.6GHz stock) oc'd to 5+GHz.
     
  7. Shorty

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    i guess i've got the "shit" one. but i wouldnt really call it shit, considering its price and performance so far.

    i can already still use the computer for regular tasks even under 100% cpu usage, so i guess i wont see any real benifit. Its at 2.88 right now from a stock 2.66.

    i've got the zalman cnps9700 nt
     

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