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phatsanta

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I'd like help unlocking the potential in my AMD Athlon 64 3000+ thanks...

Using a AMD Athlon 64 3000+ on a Asus A8N-SLI mobo with 1 GB Corsair RAM (Select, 2x 512mb)

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Windows XP Pro (SP2)
Asus A8N-SLI
MSI GeForce 6800GT 256MB
1GB Corsair RAM (Select)
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
80 GB Seagate Barracuda
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austin_o

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go to this forum: http://forums.pcper.com/ they have a forum there dedicated to "overclocking"

Also right here at Geeks to Go:

http://www.geekstogo...ocking-f27.html

Edited by austin_o, 18 May 2005 - 07:06 AM.

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phatsanta

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I didnt know if one person would help me with my specific items?
More like one on one but it will help others aswell.
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Didn't we just have a problem with overclocking?

Want my advice? Don't.

Overclocking is vastly over-rated and dangerous.

So you have an athlon 64 rated at 3000, but it's clock speed is really 2ghtz.

Let's say you bump that by 40-50 clock cycles, a good boost unless you're using extreme cooling solutions.

Your bump in performance is 2 to 3 percent and your cpu life is reduced (not even accounting for a toasted cpu).

Think about that...is it worth it?

There was a time when a overclocking was worthwhile. I'd take a amd k6-2 300mhz an boost it to 450mhtz and see a whopping 50 percent increase in performance, but today's high powered cpus don't yield that kind of increase.

Leave it alone
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I have a friend who did the same you want to do.
my advice: D O N T D O I T!!! he fried his processor, mobo and 1Gb of RAM!
so... If you really want to do this, think about the things you risk and what you get for it.

think about it for a while and let me know.

thanks.
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