How fast can I overclock my Pentium 4 531?

July 12, 2010 at 19:00:46
Specs: Windows XP Pro, (Tablet PC Edition)
How fast can an Intel Pentium 4 531 be overclocked? It has a stupid stock heatsink & fan. The heatsink is only about 1" tall, and, has a copper core unlike my friends which has a aluminum core. My Motherboard does have OC support.


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July 12, 2010 at 20:17:20
What motherboard do you have? What memory do you have?

Stock hsf is fine for a start, not stupid; copper is a better conductor of heat than aluminum.

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July 12, 2010 at 20:36:47
You'll need a good board, good RAM & good cooling. Those Prescotts are known to run hot. And you should strive to maintain a CPU:DRAM ratio of 3:4, which means you should at least have DDR2-533 for the CPU at default speed, higher speed RAM for overclocking.

If, for instance, you were to clock the CPU at 15 x 250MHz (3.75GHz), the RAM speed should be 333MHz, in which case you would need at least DDR2-667.

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July 15, 2010 at 18:53:12
I have a Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G rev 2. The ram, unfortunatly, is only 233 MHz 512 Mb. Modules.

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