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Metro-Digital
01-25-2005, 08:34 PM
Hi was just wondering if the 3500+ can be overclocked, and by how much? Also how would I do this, seeing as though I know nothing about overclocking? Thanks

MadMax
01-26-2005, 12:19 AM
Hi was just wondering if the 3500+ can be overclocked, and by how much? Also how would I do this, seeing as though I know nothing about overclocking? Thanks


Easily.

If you were smart enough to get an nVidia based motherboard, NVTune is included. Safe overclcoking with out risks to your machine.

You can easily get it up past the specs of a 4000+ in most cases.

spirogyro
01-26-2005, 12:19 AM
After looking at www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) and reading some of the reviews there, they claim that it can be overclocked to about 2.5~2.6 and it still runs cool. I'm gonna get one too, I've heard nothing but good things about it.

greyface
01-26-2005, 12:35 AM
I have that processor - and I have to say it's really good for it's price. I overclocked mine to 2530 Mhz, it ran pretty good although quite hot. At 2640 Mhz it gives errors in calculations even though it's still stable. I have mine at 2420 Mhz without any extra heat... These are my results but as I'm not an overclocking pro - I'm sure it's possible to get better results...

cheers

novadude
01-26-2005, 12:40 AM
How much you can overclock depends on the cooling you have, and a little on each chip you have as some are better OCers than others. IIRC Imashination has two 3500's running at 2.6Ghz with XP-120's for cooling.

wrench000
01-26-2005, 05:42 AM
I suggest trying xtremesystems.org Forums for Overclocking help. Those guys know everything and anything about OCing. Stuff like 3 Stage Cascade phase change is what they play with..

imashination
01-26-2005, 11:25 AM
How much you can overclock depends on the cooling you have, and a little on each chip you have as some are better OCers than others. IIRC Imashination has two 3500's running at 2.6Ghz with XP-120's for cooling.

I've knocked mine back down to 2.55 this seems to be the sweet spot where it avoids making the fan kick in at a higher speed when under load. I've sacrificed a tiny bit of speed for a quiter machine :)

Nando3D
01-26-2005, 12:54 PM
any suggestion on which is the best motherboard (overclock) to get for this processor.

Thanks

Nando

MadMax
01-26-2005, 03:21 PM
Look for a board with the nVidia nForce4 chipset. nForce are the best available.

Asus ang Gigabyte both make some very feature loaded solid boards.

LOTK
01-26-2005, 08:36 PM
It seems that this cpu is very promising. My order is on its way!

A friend of mine claimed that he managed to run it at 2.7 (aka more than 4000+) with an Asus deluxe r2.0 (VIA pro) and with water cooling it can give a stable and quite machine. Since it's not in my hands yet, this is just someones words (not mine)...

I would stick on the mobo brand but choose whichever chipset suits you. (btw that means pci-e for nvidia chipset and a few more 100 of $ or for your graphics card so be carefull on the budget - but prices should drop soon;)

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