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Old 01-29-2005, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im thinking of getting an AMD athlon 64 3500, and as ive been reading the forums i onlyy seem to see overclocked P4's from 3.2 to 3.8 or something like that, but i never seem to see AMD's OC'd, i know that AMD's run a little hot, but does this mean i cant overclock??? a few tips on OCing and why nobody seems to OC please.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're looking in the wrong places , people OC AMD's just as much especially in these forums.

I have a 35w 2400+ XP-M OC'd from 1.8GHz to 2.5GHz currently, it'll run 2.7GHz but it requires more Vcore than I care to put in it.

The 3500+ 64's winchester chips (they have the .9u technology) can OC better than the 3500+ 64 newcastles.

Best place to start is read the 'Basics on overclocking' sticky at the top.

Also the 3400+ 64 socket 754 mobiles are supposed to be some good OC'ers also.

Both the mobile and the 3500+ I've listed off I've seen get to 2.7GHz on air through reviews I've read and user posts.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, AMD proccesors are quite capable of overclocking, and I've found that a lot of the newer 90nm cores run much cooler than some of the P4's like Prescotts on stock cooling.

Also keep in mind that AMDs have lower clock speeds, so a 400-600mhz clock speed increase on an AMD is pretty damn good, and overclocking the 3500+ which runs at 2.2Ghz up to 2.6-2.8Ghz would give high speed 3.8Ghz Pentium 4s a good run for their money.
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I have a 3500 Newcastle, i havent finished my rig yet, i only need a few things. If your still around in the near future, you can hear my results.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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AMD's are dabom when it comes to ocing. i presently have my 3200 (2ghz) running 2.5ghz at stock vcore. i love it my only prob is that i don't have a clue how to set my cpu fan speed so sometimes it goes down to like 2.2k rpms so the temps get up to 50 but thats about the max i get. once more AMD's own at ocing in my oppinion.
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Sh0r_t, just get a Vantec Tornado, 80mm CPU fan with over 80-CFM. That would really drop your temps.
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yeah thanks people and yeah im probably gonna get new fans too, so the vantec tornado's good?
is there different good fans for rear/front/side fans?
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The Vantec Tornado is for your cpu. For Intake and exhaust i suggest these high -out-put fans.

http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-22.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-24.html

The first fan is 120mm 126-CFM and the other is also 120mm with 108-CFM. I just got mine in the mail the other day. I ordered 2 of the first fan and 1 of the second. Those fans are ideal for air cooling. I also got a fan controler for my 3 high out-put fans. If your really serious about air cooling one of the fan controlers would work great. I have dual floppy bays, so im going to order 3 more 120mm fans and get a second controler for one of my floppy bays. So i will have 6 120mm fans. 3 intake, 3 exhaust, while i have higher CFM 120mm fans for exhaust.

Oh yeah here are the fan controlers.
http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Fan...nu_search.html
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The Vantec Tornado is for your cpu. For Intake and exhaust i suggest these high -out-put fans.

http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-22.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-24.html

The first fan is 120mm 126-CFM and the other is also 120mm with 108-CFM. I just got mine in the mail the other day. I ordered 2 of the first fan and 1 of the second. Those fans are ideal for air cooling. I also got a fan controler for my 3 high out-put fans. If your really serious about air cooling one of the fan controlers would work great. I have dual floppy bays, so im going to order 3 more 120mm fans and get a second controler for one of my floppy bays. So i will have 6 120mm fans. 3 intake, 3 exhaust, while i have higher CFM 120mm fans for exhaust.

Oh yeah here are the fan controlers.
http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Fan...nu_search.html
I'm glad you suggested that second 120mm fan. its the same one i have blowing air directly onto my motherboard. it is a great fan. it is a bit loud thought. im used to loud computers so i can take it. i learned that it is an industrial fan so you will get a lot more life out of it then a normal 120mm fan. i got my sunon 120mmx38mm at newegg for $12 shipped. it brought my temps down alot too. as im sitting here typing this im at 28c on the cpu and 25c case. and it never gets above 38c cpu under load.
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xteam02001, yeah those are some damn good fans. Myself, i dont care about noise, just what comes with it, better temps. How many degrees did your system drop while using that fan?
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