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Old 09-07-2003, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a new system, an AMD 2500+ and installed it with the standard amd heatsink and fan, plus a case fan. The CPU units average temp on load is around 38C. I was wondering, what is a safe OC range for me?

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Old 09-07-2003, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have overclocked my computer to 2.0 ghz up from 1.833 ghz, and any further causes the computer to not start. Am I doing anything wrong?

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Why do you want to OC it?

Someone explaine it to me. I remember years ago we would OC our system's because they where damn slow. OC'ing that Celeron or K62 got us a lot more headroom. But with CPU's being so damn fast, why risk burning it out for such little payoff?
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Old 09-09-2003, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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cuz its not just a little payoff, you can overclock by about 200-400 mhz, in some cases, especially with the athlon and P4 chips
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Old 09-13-2003, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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even more then that. You can OC a 1700+ to almost 3200+ speeds with good cooling. A 2500+ can easily reach over 2.2Ghz.
I personally see no logical reason to buy anything above a 2500+ barton since it will easily match a 3200+
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