Friday, March 17, 2006

Overclock: Overclocking the Intel® Pentium® 4 506 Processor

I actually finished testing all these stuff for quite some time but I haven't uploaded all the necessary files on the server as well as on the CPU-Z Validation database. So now that I have time, I uploaded all the files and uploaded the review material on my hosting. The processor is quite good, suicide shot at 4GHz at stock voltage and stock fan.

The Intel® Pentium® 4 506 Processor is based on 90nm technology, sporting the Prescot core on the LGA775 package. As many enthusiasts will noticed, this processor core is not the latest release, in fact, it's been in the market for quite a while. However this is also the very reason to have a look and see on how this core matures and performs under overclocking stress.

Primarily geared on the mainstream market, it is designed to deliver performance across usages—such as image processing, video content creation, games and multimedia—where end-users can truly appreciate the performance. It has great features for digital home computing, such as support for EM64T to enable the system to address more than 4GB of system memory and advance security functionality thru Execute Disable Bit that can prevent certain classes of malicious "buffer overflow" attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.

Source:Overclocking the Intel® Pentium® 4 506 Processor


Anonymous said...

thanx cool review and lots of info but you it would be nice if you said how to overclock the processor, and also what is the safe speed with the stock fan,also if you can damage the ram doing it,i know you use clockgen but how please teach us

death_metal said...

Thanks for the feedback. Overclocking "in general" is the same, i.e. changing multiplier or fsb so saying how I overclock the processor will be a bit redundant. While the concept is the same, the way that it will be done is different depending on motherboard i.e. option in the BIOS is not the same for all motherboards.

Safe speed, is always the stock speed. If you ask me about safe speed on overclock settings, then I can not guarantee anything except the stock speed. Sure, Chipzilla processors almost always have great margin of frequency, but note that once you overclock then safety, as relative as it is on stock, is even becoming more of the overclocker's state of mind.

Is single bump of vCore safe? Is changing the FSB safe? It'll be dependent on how adventurous you are.

If I am forced to give an answer about safe speed with stock fan, I'd say 5% above stock.

Hope this helps...