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When you overclock your processor there is an increase of the amount of "noise" within the CPU core that can cause errors, crashes and BSOD (Blue screens of death). The way to overcome this extra noise is by increasing the voltage to the CPU core… usually 15% is the maximum you want to deviate from the default voltage. Compare it to driving down the road with the windows down and the stereo on, at 30Mph the music sounds fine, but when you drive at 70 Mph you need to turn up the volume so you can still hear it.
L2 Cache can make a CPU with a beautiful core a rotten overclocker. The Celeron processors are still the overclocker’s choice. The integrated L2 cache runs at the processor speed and benefits from being cooled by the heatsink sitting on the CPU. The Pentium II and III’s have L2 cache chips that are external from the CPU and reside on the PCB next to the processor, these are not cooled by the heatsink and get very hot. In addition the speed of the L2 Cache chips often dictate how fast you can push the processor. An example of this is the PIII 450 with 4.4 Ns L2 cache chips Vs the 3.3 Ns L2cache chips. PIII with the faster L2 cache chips are being regularly overclocked to speeds of 600 MHz and in most cases higher than that…. Where as the slower 4.4 Ns chips are allowing owners to reach only into the 500Mhz range.