wow damn long since i last posted here ... got me an XP1800+ today... I needed the old rush from overclocking again TB's were getting boring ... well, kinda, after testing so many...
results from this cpu are ok, but i had to push it to get some nice results...
the third line code starts with F41xxxxx I thought it was kind of a weird code and not a good sign for overclocking, but that turned out all right..... am running 1810 MHz water cooled (plain water) at 2.2Vcore.
WCPUID screenshots of 1850+ were not a problem, but not stable at those speeds ... need to get my water colder ...
compared to the TB this XP is a lot faster in some things... there's a proggy "super pi" and at equal clock the XP is 18% faster than the TB.. very weird... sorry bout all the sandra stuff, copy/pasted from a thread somewhere else where someone wanted to see them... not that big a fan of sandra, but i guess it looks nice...
Yes from what I have heard these thing seem to do well with higher voltages. Also, quite a few of the betterr motherboards are starting to hit the 166Mhz barrier quite regularly. This is a good performance delta with the DDR333 starting to surface. I have also heard that a DDR400 is on the way befor the end of the year. ALi is starting to "officially" support the 166MHz and 200Mhz bus speeds. The XP333 from Iwill did 180Mhz and they figured it was the memory holding them back (engineer sample of the Corsair DDR333). The problem is that it was ALi and at a 166Mhz bus it still just bairly matched the VIA KT266A. When the VIA KT333 hits, it will be all over.
Now we just need AMD to "officially" support the 166/333Mhz bus with their CPUs. It looks like an AthlonXP 1900+ will hit befor the end of the year too. I think it will be something like 1.6Ghz with a 2000+ hitting in Q1 2002 (1.67Ghz).
I am already planning on getting some DDR333 when Crucial starts to ship theirs at good prices. I will likely get the Abit version of the KT266A and an Athlon 1600+ and overclock it to 1.6Ghz (minimum).
I will try out my modified FOP32-1. I bent the fins out so it will fit an 80mm fan (34CFM at 30db) along with a shim and Artic Silver II. I want to stay at stock voltage and multiplier and up the bus speed only. This would be 152Mhz for 1.6Ghz or 162MHz for 1.7Ghz. 1.7 would be nice, but 1.6Ghz will be much better than my Duron 600@900MHz (9x100 and 256MB SDRAM at 133Mhz cas2).
Water cooling is really a good idea, but it just costs too much and is a bit more difficult to set up. I have been thinking about it for a while, but it will have to wait for a while longer. I think I can keep my Athlon XP under 50'C with my mod'd FOP32-1 under full load.
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