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can cpu's lose overclockability? (xp2500m not as good as it used to be)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by bledd, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,780

    Location: Parts Unknown

    i used to overclock it to 2.68ghz (185 x 14.5) but now it finds it tough to go anything over 2.4, running at 2.03 v (1.95 actual)

    using better ram and better psu now

    what else should i try?

    on an abit nf7s-v2
  2. sja360


    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 3,939

    Location: Dundee

    how long has it been overclocked that high a voltage for ?
  3. Mrchu_


    Joined: 26 May 2005

    Posts: 505

    Location: whoooping out a window

    The cpu goop can dry out and become quiet inefficent after about 10 months for a hot cpu.Try replacing it with as5.Aheat sink lap wouldnt go amiss.
  4. Dutch Guy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    That's the whole idea, first it's fills all the gaps and then hardens.

    My old XP2400+ had the same, after about 18 months it just wasn't stable at the same speed and voltage, I had to drop the speed by 100Mhz and increase the VCore by 0.025V to get it stable again.