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Old 03-15-2004, 12:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ive overclocked my AMD. 1.83 to 2.10 but I have gotten it as high as 2.30 (running a little hot, so I backed it off).

I recommend you looking at the manual for your mobo and looking at all the settings available in the BIOS. Make sure you knwo what you are changing. Get a clear idea of what it is, what it is doing, and what it will affect. Then OC.

You will need some sort of non-stock CPU cooling. Stock cooling usually will not cut it.

Anyway, my tip is to read up before you start OC'ing


EDIT: As for AMD, the thing is you can get better performance than a P4 for cheaper. With the money you save on the CPU you can buy a better vid card, more or better memory, etc. IMO, its the better way to go simply because of the pricing. Plus, what I have seen the overclockability is quite good.
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Old 03-15-2004, 02:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Try an AMD Barton or a P4 if you want to spend lots for small improvement.

I know some people stand by one or the other no matter what though.

That machine looks like a simpleton's computer with no performance in mind.
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Try an AMD Barton or a P4 if you want to spend lots for small improvement.

I know some people stand by one or the other no matter what though.

That machine looks like a simpleton's computer with no performance in mind.
The thing about the newer AMD's though is they are mostly locked. So you cant up the multiplier, which is where I get most of my OC'ability.
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