whicha wa?

Ok, so I upgraded my computer recently. I’m now the proud owner of a new 2.53Ghz P4 with 512Mb of ram and a GeForce4 Ti4200 64Mb. I love the system. It’s so freaky-fast.

There’s one strange thing though. It occasionally locks up while running at 2.53Ghz (19 x 133Mhz ). I’ve tried everything that I could think of, including a new, more powerful (ar ar) power supply.

In desperation, I tried overclocking it. Now it runs perfectly at 2.66Ghz ( 19 x 140Mhz ). Now I thought I was pretty much over my overclocking craze from high-school. It was one thing when an overclock meant I could actually get decent performance from an older box. If it means a more stable box though, well, ok.

I don’t get this one at all. I’ve been debugging computers for over a decade now, and I can’t put a finger on what makes this computer occasionally take eternal coffee breaks. I understand even less why it would possibly solve the problem when I overclock the little booger. Oh well. Can’t complain too much, now can I? (:

  1. you’d better be careful about overclocking too much:

    Overclocker Creates Rift in Space-Time Continuum
    courtesy of BBSpot — it’s the Truth(TM)!

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