No, it was just a concern for when I do try to install Win7 64-Bit. Because I was seeing a Extreme chip in all my software which does not support 64-bit I was currious if it would affect the install. I will try it out sometime soon and see what happens.
After all this I am going to format to clean up all the old stuff on my drive and start fresh so I'll see what happens then aswell.
The problem is that I reached 68C when doing a base test with the stock processor speed 3.4ghz, so it seems that my current PC setup will not handel an OC very well. I think it would probably be wise to leave well enough alone unless you have other options I could try. Thanks.
Thanks for the link, I'll give it a try. DIY - I built it in Dec. 05'
OK, I gave it a try with same result as the rest, thinks I have an P4 Extreme but is another nice tool to have. Well since I know I didnt fork over the extra cash to get an Extreme chip and I have a reciept for an Intel P4 650. So im just going to forget about it and hopefully I can still try out Win7 64-Bit because it seems this is just a software issue, and I hope not cause a problem with Win7 64-Bit installing.
Ok I have been tweeking a little and running some tests at stock speed with OCCT and Orthos, and I am concerned on how my current setup can handel the heat.
Fistly the P4 650, I have read that a safe temprature to opperate this CPU is anywhere from 65C to 80C and a few say higher yet! I was wondering what will be safe and reliable in the long-run use(I dont want to kill my aging CPU) and not cause my CPU to down-clock itself.
And second what type of settings should I be using in OCCT and Orthos to test an OC setting?
Third I did a OCCT test for 25min, large data set, high priority at stock CPU speeds and it averaged 68C. These temps are far higher than I have ever got with my system with the highest load I can put on it myself. Should I be concerned if the test far exceeds temps that I preffer to be running at since it is a tourture test so to speek?
This is my fan setup:
CPU - http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?Idx=156
Intake - 120mm back, 80mm side.
Exhaust - 80mm PSU, 80mm Top.
Well there is nothing under the General Tab about my processor but in the Device Manager it does say Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.4GHz.(that is in WinXP)
In Win7 under System it says same as XP - Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.4GHz.
Ok, I have been playing around with this for a little while now and I cant get over the fact that CPU-Z and Intel Processor Identification utility both show that I have a Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4ghz which does not suport EMT64, when all these years I have belived it was and had a reciept for a P4 650 3.4ghz chip.
Is there any other way that I can figure out what chip I have for sure without taking off my CPU heatsink because I dont think I have any more thermal paste laying around. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for all the software recommendations mentaldisorder! Now I have alot of tuning and testing ahead to be done.
Thanks alot Der Meister, that sounds like a very simple and solid plan to begin with that I can understand. The OCCT program seems to be a very useful tool thanks for the reference.
Thank You mentaldisorder, you seem to have an unlimited supply of good links and information to provide. I belive that you have pointed me in a good direction and I should be able to research the topic with some more confidence on my own, so theres no need for you to scour the depths of the internet for me. But I do thank you.
As for the RAM, it was a cost saving measure. I know its not best to mix them but its was either mix or buy full new 4gb.
Wow, i am starting to think this is going to be a big learning curve for me. My motherboard is a ASUS P5LD2-VM, 800mhz FSB(supports 1066/800/533 MHz FSB), with DDR2 667 memory. My motherboard came with some OC software called ASUS AI Overclocking would this be my best bet in trying to OC safely. Here is a link to my Motherboard information:
Also I have two types of ram unfortunately one brand from when I built the PC and was unavialible last year when I went from 2gb to 4gb. Could this be a problem? Far as I know the specifications are exactally the same.
Thank You all for the information and help I have learned so much in the few days of being a part of this forum.