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    Has anyone successfully overclocked their mp3 computers?? examples??
    .:@m֧p:.winamp.win98.pentiumII.10gig

  • #2
    I was thinking of trying to overclock my athlon 550 but figured it would get unstable and hot in the car.
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    • #3
      I believe that if you do a search through the examples on this site, the Mazda MobileMP3 maker has a Celeron [email protected] running in one of his vehicles. However, I personally think that unless you need the extra speed, you should run the processor at normal speed, and lower the voltage as much as you can (before the CPU becomes unstable). Lowering the voltage drops the CPU temps, and is easier (and quieter) than installing bigger heatsinks and more fans.

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      • #4
        I'm sure people have, but why would you want to?

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        • #5
          Dont want to overclock mine just want to know if anyone else has....
          .:@m֧p:.winamp.win98.pentiumII.10gig

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          • #6
            Unless you want to play Quake in your car, don't bother.

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            • #7
              how fast do u think a athlon 550 computer could get to without going unstable some ppl told me 850 i thought that would rock. I dont think i need it but it would sound neat lol
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              • #8
                Yes, an athlon 550 could run at 850, but you'd need a massive cooling system. If you're interested in doing anything like that (for your home, it'd never work in the car) check out www.virtualhideout.net and look at some of the custom water and air cooled cases.

                My t-bird 1000 is running at 1200 right now no problems, but I have 6 fans in my system.
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                • #9
                  Mp3_Truck, do you have a classic Athlon? Those require a Gold Finger Device to overclock, in addition to better cooling.

                  Anyway, some quick overclocking / cooling tips (in case you didn't know ):
                  1) Take the pad off your heatsink if it has one. Clean the surface using nail polish remover, and use thermal grease instead. Even the cheapest thermal grease works better than the pad, but I use Arctic Silver premium grease. You can get thermal grease from www.2cooltek.com or www.plycon.com .
                  2) Get a better bigger heatsink for your processor. You can get one from those cooling sites.
                  3) If the computer doesn't run at the overclocked speed, bump the voltage up in small increments. Once it's stable, stop. General rule is that you don't want to raise the voltage 10% over default, although people go higher with more unorthodox cooling methods (e.g. mineral oil submersion).
                  4) If you do have an Athlon classic, and it's not running at a certain speed no matter what the voltage, it may be the L2 cache. Use a larger divider, and try again.
                  5) Once you have found a stable speed/voltage setting, go to www.tweakfiles.com and get some CPU hlt issuing program. I have Rain 2.0. It's free, it works. I don't recommend using this program while you are still finding a stable overclocked speed because it might run stable while idle, but crash when you start using it.

                  My overclocking experience:
                  Celeron [email protected] - Ran at 960, but I was edgy about 1.95 volts, and 103 was the next FSB step down.
                  2 X Celeron [email protected] - Could have gone higher, but they weren't for me.
                  Duron [email protected] - FOP-32 heatsink/fan & Arctic Silver
                  P3 [email protected] - NOT the coppermine core, pain in the ***.

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                  • #10
                    it sounds like to much work just to gain a faster cpu for the truck cause 550 is way past requirements. so i dont think ill overclock. lol.

                    and yes its a slot a athlon the older ones.
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                    • #11
                      Well, I would still recommend the thermal grease and rain. It'll keep the temperatures down, which is always nice.

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                      • #12
                        I guess it depends on what you are trying to do in your car. My 233 with 64Megs ram plays MP3s and runs the GPS simultaneously.

                        However it would really bog down with some of those fancy visuals y'all are putting on the monitor. (I can't hardly run the one that comes with winamp 2.67)

                        Speaking of that the one I like best so far is the default one on Win Mediaplayer 7. (I am sure there is one like that for winamp)

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                        • #13
                          I ran my Celeron 300A on an Abit BH6 @ 464 MHz in the car for about 6 months and had no problems, even with very little cooling other than the cpu fan and heatsink.

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                          • #14
                            personally I would keep that to the desktops, and even then if your not a games junkie then why would you bother.... I would rather my PC's are stable than hot and tempremental......


                            espically with the heat the car interiror can reach, overclocking should be the furtherest from your minds... !
                            Project - GAME OVER :(

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                            • #15
                              Well, in my case, the cpu could hit 504 with good cooling...But at 464 it was completely stable, the only reason I ran it so high was to play the Final Burn emulator a lil' bit better

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