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Old 02-10-2005, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone, im pretty new to computers Im thinking of building myself a new computer but i wanna overclock my cpu...im probably just gonna buy a athlon 64 2800+ because its the best bang for ur buck ($156.00) anyway can anyone tell me where to start cuz i really want this....thx
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read the sticky at the top of these forums. Basics of overclocking.

Then you need to find a motherboard that can accomodate all the OC options you would need. an ABit or DFI motherboard would give you those options. But you should familiarize yourself with how OC'ing works, what BIOS options are needed and whether the board you're buying has those options.
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i was actually looking at the "ECS 755-A2" motherboard and it semms pretty good... but do u kno anything on the overclocking abilities of that board??
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also what cooling system would u reccommend?
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The 2800 is only 110$ , http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...03-491&depa=1,

ok and for m/b i heard this is the best overclocker for your cpu, http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-147&depa=1

and for cooling get this http://xoxide.com/tower112.html
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im sry i forgot to mention im talking canadian dollars
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Well the motherboard comrad suggested is a really good OC'ers board. I don't know about that ECS, who makes it?

Like I said though ABit and DFI are some of the best OC'ers boards out there. So if you really want to have lots of BIOS options you should look to those two companies and see what their boards have to offer.

Make sure you read that basics to OC'ing sticky at the top, and make sure you understand the fundamentals needed to OC and what options are absolutely 100% crucial to overclocking. Then go to a board that looks good and download the manual for it and see if the BIOS has those options and more


You mainly need:

CPU Frequency
AGP:PCI Lock
Vcore
Vdimm
DRAM Timings

Those are options you definitely want to have when looking to OC
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thx that rly helps a lot ill be sure to check out those motherboards and ill probably buy one if it fits my budget

you can check out the specs of the ecs mobo at http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/ecs/755a2/755a2-1.htm

thx again
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i've had 2 ECS's....both had the same duron in them....i'm on one right now....never had a problem with them at all......i can't say anything bad about them....they are the cheaper motherboard....and they do give the bang for the buck........it had no problem runnin' far cry.....
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i read some reviews on the ECS 755-A2 motherboards and it got an 8/10 so thats probably my best bet since im on a budget.


u can go see the review at http://www.ocworkbench.com/2004/ecs/755a2/755a2-1.htm
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