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Old 3rd July, 2005, 09:04 AM
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water-cooling can be found on a google search. Look into polarflo, danger den, swiftech. That will be good or lead you to what you need.

As far as overclocking, I'm sure we have a FAQ around here, but to get you started:

go into your bios. Go into the advanced chipset features(or something to this effect) menu. find where you can adjust the ram frequency(HTT/LDT maybe). Change the frequency to another number(CPU speed = HTTxMultiplier). Once you've got this changed, reboot. If it boots, bam you got an overclock. This is how its done, but not the proper methodology.

Ideally you will want to eventually find out your max CPU frequency, max ram frequency, ram timings and what kinds of voltages you can add to the cpu to get gains, before you're just making more heat and instability.

CPU frequency max:
Set your proc to the highest multiplier(should be 11x?) then set your ram to run asynch(100/133/166/200<--200 is synch usually), or it will have a divider(5:4, 3:4 etc). This will eliminate your ram as a cause of instability. Then add more HTT which will go against the multiplier to make a CPU frequency. Boot into windows and test stability with gaming, prime95, or any other test. Keep doing this until it becomes unstable. ***make sure you set your HTT link, HTT multiplier, whatever its called anymore so that that multiplier times the HTT frequency does not exceed 1000mhz. So at stock 200mhz, the multi will be 5x. At 250 you'd want 4x. and so on.****

Ram speed- Timings will limit your rams frequency, but they are also important to a degree. To find the max frequency drop the multiplier on the CPU to eliminate the CPU as the cause of instability. Then make sure the divider(from above) is 200 or 1:1. This will lock the ram to the same speed as the HTT. Crank it up as far as it will go while still stable(testing after 5mhz or so). Add more voltage if you want(same thing goes for CPU if temps aren't too bad add more voltage).

GPU works about like the CPU/RAM, just bump the GPU the same as the CPU, test every 5 mhz or so on the core, then lower the GPU and raise the ram. Do both until you get artifacts(white dots "snow"/broken glass like fragments). If you get them, drop the clocks back 5-10mhz and try again. Then try to balence these max numbers.

hope that helps
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