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Pentium 4 Overclocking Adventure - The Goal and Test Setup

We all love overclocking, and the effect it has on our 3DMark scores - some people more than others. Today Tio "Tha Realest" Chaharbaghi takes us on a Pentium 4 overclocking adventure taking a 2.4GHz processor to its maximum with explanations along the way and clock speed increases and the effect on 3DMark 2001 SE scores. If you are new to the Pentium 4 overclocking scene, make time to check out this article!

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Feb 17, 2003 5:00 am

Now that we have covered what we will be using in this overclocking article, it's time for me to state my goal.

 

The Goal: Achieving 16,000 points in 3DMark 2001 SE via overclocking our Pentium 4 CPU.

 

Test System:

 

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.4 B 533 FSB

 

Motherboard(s): Albatron PX845PE Pro II (Supplied by Chillblast)

 

Memory(s): OCZ PC3500 Memory (Supplied by Shop4memory)

 

Video Card(s): ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (Supplied by ATi)

 

Hard Disk(s): Seagate Barracuda ATAIV 60 GB HDD

 

Sound Card(s): Hercules Game Theater XP 7.1

 

Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional

 

Drivers Used: ATi Catalyst 2.3

 

Software Used: Madonion 3DMark 2001 SE

 

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