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1.2 Thunderbird overclock

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Amp34, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    What sort of overclock would i get from this chip with a decent board. Im not sure which version it is (i think there are 2). Im just wondering about using it for a bit of fun as at the moment ist lying around not being used. if its no good ill sell it or stick it in a HTPC or something.
  2. jezsoup


    Joined: 9 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,024

    Location: Bradford

    Just warn you tbird get silly silly hot! I used to have one back int day got a 1.2 to 1.5 and the temp got really stupid.
  3. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    What board were you using, and did you have to do some hard modding to the chip? Thats if you can remember.
  4. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    Depending on what chip you've got it may or may not be multiplier locked. Even if it is you can easily unlock it

    I had an early unlocked TBird 1Ghz (100fsb) which clocked to 1.2 (12x100) on stock volts completely stable. This was on an ancient early KT133 based board (ABit NF7 IIRC). Couldn't get it any higher though - the machine wouldn't post. Can't remember the stepping but it definitely wasn't one of the fabled AXIA chips. The chip is still going strong (6 years down the line) in my Dad's board. Different board though as the A-Bit went up in smoke :o

    It wasn't stable much about about 110fsb either (partly due to the chipset and partly due to the ram)

    You're right about there being two main versions - one on the 100fsb and one on the 133fsb