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Hi I just bought a P4 1.6 Ghz processor with DGA-8IDML motherboard.I have 256 MB SDRAM and a Riva TNT2 M64 agp card.
I need a complete tutorial on how to overclock my processor,Ram and videocard.

Please direct me to any link on the net.
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by:ITsheresomewhere
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Hopefully you start with, if you haven't already done so, in setting it up normal and getting it fully functional and stable with all intended software so that you have a valid reference point for your future overclocking.

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by:sorgie
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Your going to need this one if your going to overclock everything!!
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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With a P4 board about the only thing you can do is tweak the FSB speed.  Your board's manual tells you all how to adjust the FSB.  Hopefully you didn't buy the super-cheap generic RAM, it pays to invest in Corsair or Mushkin memory when you're going to try overclocking.  If you try to really overclock it to the extreme, you'll need a better heatsink/fan combo and you'll also want to slightly increase the RAM voltage possibly to get it stable.

Also that P4 chip is completely wasted for 3D games if you keep that crummy TNT2 M64.  You need at least a GeForce3-Ti class video card to make it worthwhile.

Some other good information, specific to your CPU:
http://radified.com/CPU/intel_northwood_pentium_4.htm
http://www.thetechzone.com/display.php?i=130&p=1

Couldn't find many reviews of your motherboard, so good luck...

-dog*
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by:rdx86
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Sorry forgot to mention something really important.The L2 cache is 256Kb,i.e. the processor is probably willamette and not northwood.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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WEll the same basic procedure applies...increase your FSB until the system becomes unstable, then back it down a bit and test again.  Additional cooling, quality memory, slightly increased core voltage, etc.

-dog*
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by:ketapillar
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Check out http://www.overclockersforum.com and browse (or search) it... Tons of tips, instructions, links etc...
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Yeah, its Willamette, all Northwoods have the 512K cache (which can make a really big difference!)

ANy luck in your quest for overclocked greatness??

-dog*
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No not really.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Well have you been able to overclock it at all?  If its hanging at POST (after memory count, etc) then your RAM probably isn't up to the challenge...

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