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Old 06-05-2004, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought an AMD Athlon XP Barton 2800+ CPU and was wondering how much I could overclock it using my FSB. My mainboard is a Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 and the FSB goes up to 600MHz and my chipset is a NVIDIA nForce 2 Ultra 400. The board allows me to change the FSB and VCore settings by 10%. Also would a Volcano 7 be a better heatsink than the stock standard one that came with my processor?

I also have another computer with a 2500+ barton in it with the same mainboard as mentioned above. It also has a Volcano 12 heatsink. So would the 2500+ be better for overclocking than the 2800+?

Thank you in advance for your time and help.
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Old 06-05-2004, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the stock heatsink is probably junk. The volcano 12 is better.
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Old 06-05-2004, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the stock heatsink is probably junk. The volcano 12 is better.
i dont know the stock barton heatsink looks pretty nice to me. others will agree its better then the old oem stuff
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well, not every XP2500++ can O/C, depends on whether your CPU got locked or not.
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naa, 2500's just up the fsb to 200, and you're all set.. you'll have to up your vcore also, but the v12+'s are great, i have one and it keep my chip nice and frosty hehe.. well almost frosty, but anywho, good luck!
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