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The Typer

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#1 12 years ago

I'm definately not going to attempt overclocking my Processor. But do AMD processors overclock good?




wee_menphis

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#2 12 years ago

AMD are said to be easier to overclock than Intel. But I would stay away fromovercloacking as it can damage your pc if your not careful.

EDIT: Looking at your computer specs, what will give your pc a performance boost is either 1GB of RAM or 512MB of RAM. More RAM the better, especially if you use Windows.




marvinmatthew

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#3 12 years ago

Indeed, if you want an increase in performance, and you're a computer novice, adding more RAM is a good idea.

But yea, AMDs run preety cool as it is (they don't draw too much power). But the new Intel Core Duo's also run pretty cool. It's those old p4's that ran hot as hell.




The Typer

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#4 12 years ago

Okay, this might be off topic. But if I had one way to change my hardware, upgrade at least one part. And was in a budget of $150, what should I buy. More RAM, new video card, new sound card, what?




FN_lewrbm69

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#5 12 years ago

seeing as ur sig has ur specs @ AMD 2800 ( runs at 2.2ghz) 512 ram ati 9600 AIW SB live i would say 2 things can amke ur rig fly video card and 512 more ram but if u had to do only one go ram since u only ahve a AGP slot better to save to get a video card that would be right insted of the one u had to keep under 150$ (i know ther are some good AGP cards but not for 150) i have a intel 2.4ghz 2gb ddr 400 @ 179mhz ATi X700pro 256 X-fi (music) and i have my CPu over clocked to 3.2ghz the man thing you got to do is have the right cooling that is the key to over clocking is cooling. and knowiung what u are doing! ;)




*The.Doctor

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#6 12 years ago
marvinmatthewBut yea, AMDs run preety cool as it is.

True, more so for a AMD64.

Those old Athlon XP's were known to get pretty hot, especially the 3000+ and higher.

I would absolutly recommend getting a good cooler if you ever plan to overclock your XP 2800+.

For your system the first thing i would so is bump it up to 1GB or ram, you will see a decent performance increase just by doing that.




marvinmatthew

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#7 12 years ago

Yup, add another 512MB of RAM.