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#1 11 years ago

Hi jus wanted to kno what i cud overclock a AMD Athlon XP 3000+ too cus mine is currently running at bout 2.1ghz, iv got the option of putting it up to 2.6 but when i do it boots up and says "pleae insert windows disk" somthin like that. Oh and can ur BIOS go out of date an u need to download later versions cus im not sure? System specs: ASUS A7v8x-x motherboard AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 1024MB memory ATI Sapphire X1550 512mb




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#2 11 years ago

We can't give you a solid figure for overclocking. If the machine is giving you errors at 2.6GHz, then it means you can't get it above 2.6GHz. So experiment with slower speeds. That's how overclocking works. You need to find out what works for your system; you can't just push a button and magically get free speed.




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#3 11 years ago

thing is the only options i can have are 1.3 1.6 2.1 and 2.6 and its runnin at 2.1 so i guess thats as far it will go? im gonna upgrade my motherbored and cpu to a PCI-E AM2 socket mothbored anway so sum questions will my DDR memory work, will the harddrive work on it (Maxtor 80GB) and will i ave to get a better power supply? Do u kno of any of them type of motherboreds that arnt to exspensive?




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#4 11 years ago

1. Looks like that's as far as it will go. Sounds like it's a bad board for overclocking.

2. No (DDR Memory)

3. Yes (Hard Drive)

4. Depends on your PSU but you'll probably need one with a PCI-E power connector for a graphics card.

5. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=28&FilterCategories=440&Thumbnails=yes and http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=28&FilterCategories=377&Thumbnails=yes

Although it must be said, that at the moment you'd be better off going for an Intel system.




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#5 11 years ago

what CPU should i go for cus i play games like GRAW and Company OF Heroes, iv only ever gone for AMD dunno y.




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#6 11 years ago

Depends on your budget, but an Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 is a good bet. But either way you'll still need a new motherboard, RAM and probably PSU. And if that's an AGP X1550, you'll also need a new graphics card.




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#7 11 years ago

Well im doin an aprentaship in vehical body repair so im only gettin 90 evrey 2 weeks (i kno lol shit ay it) hopfully when i finish i will get alot more. so as u can see a il ave to save up or summit, so the motherboard an evreythin on it i gotta get new, howmuch do u think i could sell my old stuff for? ASUS A7v8x-x motherboard AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 1024MB memory ATI Sapphire X1550 512mb




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#8 11 years ago

You might be able to get $200-$250 USD.




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#9 11 years ago

Archaon ave you brought off this site before and is it a safe site too order off cus it is alot cheaper chan my local comouter store.




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#10 11 years ago

Yep. The only place I've had better service from is Kustom PCs (http://kustompcs.co.uk ); but they're a niche retailer that sells a far smaller selection of more expensive, harder to find stuff. They have an excellent selection of Lian Li cases, for example - that may not mean much to you, but put it this way...I have one of their best models, the V2000, and it cost £180. In contrast, a bog-standard case (from Antec, for example) costs £50 including a PSU.

It's a brilliant place, but on the kind of money you're getting you'll obviously be better off shopping somewhere cheaper like Scan.