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Overclocking - Who's done it?

  • 22-02-1999 4:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,296 regi

    Just curious really... How many of you have your system overclocked, and what parts have you overclocked?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,010 ✭✭✭ Dr_Teeth

    Not I! Are you and Creeper still overclocking your Creative TNTs? Brave men.. <IMG SRC="; WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15 BORDER=0 ALT=":)">


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,296 regi

    Naah I'm just clocking the CPU, and leaving the TNT well alone. Tbh, I wish I'd kept with the super 7, and get myself a K6-III <IMG SRC="; WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15 BORDER=0 ALT=":)">


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,010 ✭✭✭ Dr_Teeth

    That's my current upgrade path, though I think I'm going to have trouble getting my hands on one for a while.. <IMG SRC="; WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15 BORDER=0 ALT=":)">


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,296 regi

    Mind you, the K6-III still looks miserable at 3D games, unless its able to use 3DNow instructions, and they're only well supported with the Voodoo II cards. So I'll stick with the Intel (boo hiss) solution until AMD produce something with a decent FPU (hopefully the K7). Do you think the K7 will be shipping for near-Xeon prices?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,010 ✭✭✭ Dr_Teeth

    Well, once thing is for certain - full speed cache COSTS. *A LOT*. No matter how cheaply AMD can produce the actual CPU, 2MB of 500Mhz cache RAM will increase its cost enormously:


    450Mhz Zeon with 512K cache - 700 quid inc
    450Mhz Zeon with 1Meg cache - 1600 quid inc
    450Mhz Zeon with 2Meg cache - 3000 quid inc

    I dunno how of that is Intel/Scan price premium, but you can see what a difference that bad-ass cache makes..


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ Aquafresh

    Check out for some nice comparisons between K6-3, PIII and Celeron.looks like K6-3s are gonna kick ****, pity Dell or Gateway probably won't be putting them in PCS <IMG SRC="; WIDTH=15 HEIGHT=15 BORDER=0 ALT=":(">

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,341 Koopa

    ive overclocked a celeron.. and a p2..
    anyone else notice that when you turn off the level 2 cache on the celeron, you get approx 20 fps lower in timerefresh? (20 fps in timerefresh = 10 fps in game normally..)

    also, bus speed DOES make a difference for quake, at least on my system..
    p2-350 running at 434 MHZ (124mhz bus speed) gave me the exact same performance as a celeron 333 at 500 MHZ (100mhz bus speed).. same motherboard/gfx card etc.
    i doubt its the gfx card creating the bottleneck (even though its a 2.5 yr old Virge/VX card), cos the p2-350 at 392 MHZ
    gave the same performance as the celeron 333 at 416 MHZ (83 MHZ bus speed)... in quake

    the only thing i can think of to account for this relatively large performance difference is the bus speed..

    the p2-350 runs at 466 mhz too (133mhz bus speed), but overheats after 5 mins cos i have no cpu fan for it..

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,341 Koopa

    oh yeah, the celeron running at 500 pi$$es upon the p2-434 when you run a brute-forcer (l0phtcrack) on it...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 124 ✭✭ Creeper

    The TNT with an AGP 2X bus provides completely ridiculous texture transfer rates to the card. No chance of a bottleneck for years to come. The TNT moves textures at twice the rate of the Voodoo III (yes 3).

    As for overclocking your TNT, the Creative Labs one is pretty **** really. Unless you lash a fan and a bigger heat sink onto it. THe Canopus Spectra (or something) one is much better, integrated fan and dirty heat sink jobby. You'll also need software to overclock the memory/core. The software with the Creative only lets you overclock memory speed, but theres a wossname called "Gamer's Assistant" that lets you do both on any TNT. I tried it out, lashed everything up to maximum and my machine kept working. So I know for definite the software DOESN'T work. There is no WAY my TNT runs as fast as it says it is, without melting anyways. You can't overclock the memory by much at the moment because I don't think many TNT's come with good enough performance SGRAM.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,296 regi

    Check out the spec on the TNT2... mmm AGP4x


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  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ Sonic

    yeah , we clocked orions 300a to 374
    the frames in quake went from 65-69 to
    72 - 79
    weel get it going @ 450 some day!

  • Registered Users Posts: 574 ste

    Sorry for replying late but ...

    I'm clocking my Celeron 266 to

    (wait for it)


    It's been that way for 6 months now, not a problem, its fast, camparable to the identicl p2, shure all i use it for is Qoole, Quake, and Frontpage and the loike. I couldn't ask for better,

    OHHH and its sooooooooo EASY!

    This chaintech motherboard ASKS u waht speed to run it at!
    What Todays Viewers should do is,
    grab a Celery 300a (last few left in Ireland)
    clock them to 450
    watch it **** on them diks who bought p2 400+

    and laugh,


  • Registered Users Posts: 690 Gyck

    Talking of 300a's, I'm trying really hard to find one! UK suppliers don't seem to do them, I'm checking out some US sites. Any Irish suppliers with any left??