Overclocking Intel Celeron 2.4GHz

Intel Celeron 2.40 ghz processor
May 22, 2010 at 14:42:03
Specs: Windows XP SP3 Performance Edition
Hello there! I would like to overclock my Intel Celeron which is 2.4 GHz by default. I have 2GB of RAM (1 x 1GB + 2x 512MB) and ATI RADEON 9600 Pro (128MB). What would be the highest and coolest CPU overclocked speed for my configuration?

There's some specific info about my CPU, Mainboard (also info about RAM in there) and Graphics:
Manufacturer : Intel
Model : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
URL : http://www.intel.com
Speed : 2.41GHz
Peak Processing Performance (PPP) : 4.82GFLOPS
Adjusted Peak Performance (APP) : 1.45WG
Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
Bus : Intel AGTL+
Package : FC µPGA478
Current Maximum Speed : 2.4GHz / 4x 133MHz (532MHz)
Multiplier : 18x
Minimum/Maximum/Turbo Multiplier : 4x - 18x
Generation : G8
Name : P4P-T/J (Prescott) Celeron D 90nm 2.0-4GHz 1.25-1.40V
Revision/Stepping : 0 / 4 / 1
Microcode : MU0F040117
Maximum Physical / Virtual Addressing : 36-bit / 32-bit
Native Page Size : 4kB

Co-Processor (FPU)
Speed : 2.41GHz
Type : Integrated
Revision/Stepping : 0 / 4 / 1

Cache Information
Integrated Data Cache : 16kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size
Integrated Trace Cache : 12kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size
L2 On-board Cache : 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 4-way, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector
L2 Cache Multiplier : 1x

Socket/Slot : Socket 478
Supported Speed(s) : 3.6GHz

Environment Sensors 1
Model : ITE IT8712F LPC
Version : 5.00
Mainboard Specific Support : No

CPU 1 Temperature : 25.00°C
CPU 1 DC Line : 1.34V

Manufacturer : Gigabyte
Model : 8IPE1000MK
BIOS : 08/17/2005-i865PE-6A79ZG08C-00
Chipset : Intel 865/848 (Springdale)

Computer Memory Controller
Bank0/1 - A0 : DIMM 1GB/64 @ 333MHz
Bank2/3 - A1 : DIMM 512MB/64 @ 333MHz
Bank4/5 - A2 : DIMM 512MB/64 @ 333MHz
Bank6/7 - A3 : Empty

Model : Giga-Byte 82865G/PE/P, 82848P DRAM Controller / Host-Hub Interface
OEM Device Name : Intel 82865G/PE/P, 82848P DRAM Controller / Host-Hub Interface
Revision : A3
Bus : Intel AGTL+
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 134MHz (536MHz)
Maximum FSB Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz)
Width : 64-bit
I/O Queue Depth : 12 request(s)
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 4.19GB/s
Maximum Power : 4.32W

Chipset 1 Hub Interface
Type : Hub-Interface
Version : 1.50
Number of Ports : 3
Width : 8-bit
Full Duplex : Yes
Multiplier : 2x

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Maximum Installable Memory : 4GB
Supported Memory Types : ECC DIMM DDR
Channels : 1
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 168MHz (336MHz)
Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz)
Multiplier : 5/4x
Width : 64-bit
FMA - Fast Memory Access Support : Yes
Refresh Rate : 7.80µs
Power Save Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No
Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 2.63GB/s

Temperature Sensor(s)
Board Temperature : 25.00°C
CPU 1 Temperature : 25.00°C
CPU 2/Aux Temperature : 41.00°C td

Cooling Device(s)
Auto Fan Speed Control : No
System Fan 1 : 2557rpm
CPU 2/Aux Fan : 3013rpm

Voltage Sensor(s)
CPU 1 DC Line : 1.34V
CPU 2/Aux DC Line : 2.59V
+3.3V DC Line : 3.34V
+5V DC Line : 4.27V
+12V DC Line : 11.67V
-12V DC Line : -9.32V
-5V DC Line : -4.75V
Standby DC Line : 1.08V

Video Adapter
Official Device Name : ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series
Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4150&SUBSYS_40221458&REV_00
OEM Device Name : ATI (AMD) Radeon 9600 Series (V350)
Device Name : Giga-Byte Radeon 9600 Pro

Model : RV350
Speed : 398MHz
Shader Speed : 398MHz
Pixel Shaders : 4 Unit(s)
Vertex Shaders : 2 Unit(s)
Raster Operation Units (ROP) : 4 Unit(s)
Texture Mapping Units (TMU) : 4 Unit(s)
Maximum Pixel Fillrate : 1.6GPixel/s
Maximum Texture Fillrate : 1.6GTexel/s

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Memory Bus Speed : 297MHz

Type : AGP
Version : 3.00
Current Data Transfer Rate : 8X / 8X
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 528MB/s

Direct3D 9 Devices
Interface Version : 9.00
Model : ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series
Video Driver : ati2dvag.dll
Library Version :
Has 3D Hardware Acceleration : Yes
Hardware Transform & Light : Yes
Heads : 1
Pixel Shaders Version : 2.00
Vertex Shaders Version : 2.00

Mode : 1920x1080 16M+ TrueColour (32-bit)
Refresh Rate : 60Hz
Virtual Desktop Size : 1920x1080

Thanks in advance

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May 22, 2010 at 20:01:59
All we needed was the board, CPU & RAM.

Gigabyte 8IPE1000MK
Celeron D 320 - 2.40GHz @ 533MHz FSB
2GB DDR333


Your RAM is gonna hold you back. Go to the Frequency/Voltage Control menu:

- set the CPU Host Clock Control to enabled
- lock the AGP/PCI/SRC Fixed at 66/33/100
- set the "Memory Frequency For 533MHz FSB" to 2.5. This will give the optimal CPU:DRAM ratio, but it may also cause the RAM to limit the overclock. If you set it to 2.0, the CPU:DRAM ratio won't be ideal, but it will remove the RAM as the limiting factor.
- begin raising the CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) 10MHz at a time. Save your settings, reboot & test for stability. If all is well, add another 10MHz.
- unfortunately there are no voltage adjustments so I don't know how far you'll get. 3.6GHz is possible with the right board & DDR400.


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May 23, 2010 at 00:54:52
So you think I could get like 2.8 or 3.0 GHz with current configuration? (+ I have 2 coolers and I am getting another 2 next week)

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May 23, 2010 at 08:41:51
You don't need more case cooling fans, you're just wasting your money. All you need is a single exhaust fan in the rear, plus the power supply. Anything other than that is overkill. Front intake fans are of little use & side panel fans just screw up the air flow.


Your problem is you have a crappy motherboard that doesn't have all the required overclocking options. What is your purpose of overclocking anyway? If you're trying to improve gaming performance, the only thing that will help is to upgrade the video card.

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May 23, 2010 at 13:58:08
Well I aint going to use that comp for gaming though..I have another pro comp used for gaming but I just want to speed up this one so I can do my things for school papers and stuff, just photoshop, indesign, and such programs...I've overclocked it to 2.8GHz so far and It's running pretty good, still at 25°C. You think I should go to 3.0 or just keep it at 2.8?

Btw Thanks a lot for so much help. =)

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May 23, 2010 at 14:16:09
Oh and also theres a little sketch of my cooling spots:

Those are the places where coolers are supposed to be so can you tell me how should I setup them (for each one) - to cool from the outside to inside or to take air from inside to the outside?
btw theres also one cooler from the bottom side of the power supply...

thanks in advance

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May 23, 2010 at 18:30:00
Like jam said, just your first drawing is all that's necessary.

If you insist on adding fans, front and side fans will blow air into the case and rear and top fans will exhaust air from the case.

As far as your overclocking goes, reread #1...

"- begin raising the CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) 10MHz at a time. Save your settings, reboot & test for stability. If all is well, add another 10MHz."

Another 10Mhz would put you right at 3.0Ghz; give it a try.


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June 5, 2010 at 21:34:54
It's an Intel 865 chipset. Go into the bios and change the FSB from 533 to 667Mhz. I use to run an asus board with the Intel 848p chipset and OC'd a celery 2.8ghz to 3.5ghz. Worked great for a few years until the CPU burnt out.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI

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