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Can I overclock amd sempron 3000+?

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Hi.I have HP.I tryed to overclock it but i can't.Tell me how to make it work faster.PLs help...

-AMD sempron 3000+(1.79 MH); multiplier x9.0;bus speed 199.0MH
-512MB of RAM
-Motherboard(MSI 09AC),Chipset -ATI Express 200(RS480)
-BIOS version(1.13)
-graphics ATI RADEON EXPRESS 200 SERIES(64MB)
post #2 of 6
If you are running windows (XP, Vista, 7) put some more RAM in and that should help things. (1 gig minimum, 2 gig recommended )
As for overclocking a sempron, you may get some extra speed by upping the Bus speed to 210-230mhz but only if your Motherboard supports that.

Some more information would be helpful, like your motherboard brand and type, what type of computer it is, the operating system. Some HPs have a locked Bios which stops you from changing many of the settings and hardware

It may be easier to get some more RAM and replace the sempron with a faster AM2 processor (athlon or phenom) they are very cheap second hand.

My first though was to ask if you have the budget to get a newer computer because the sempron is getting pretty old, but if you want to keep it, clean the hard drive with a program called CCleaner (Free) and then the RAM and if thats still not working change the CPU.
Edited by Doom - 5/24/11 at 7:35am
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yes HP is the OEM manifacture of you PC. Most OEMs will have very limited Bios settings for you to tweek (this is where the Overclocking is performed).

if this is a socket 939 board - you can check with MSI what CPUs are supported in this board change processors to an Athlon X2 (if supported)
also as Doom has stated uping the memory amount and speed to meet the maximum your motherboard will take is a good way of speeding things up
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The Sempron is a Palermo (socket 939) or a Manila (AM2), You would have a choice of only an Athlon X2 on a (939) or Athlon X2 and Phenom for the AM2.
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Thanks for the info.
I have OS- XP home edition
And the system is locked.I can't change enything even with clockgen.Ok I can change the processor with sth better and the RAM too, but isn't the problem in the vodeo card (ATI RADEON EXPRESS 200 SERIES(64MB)???
And... can you recommend me a processor for socket 939- max 100$
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oooo oooo oooo!!! I have a Sempron 2800+ I think!, I got that mukka to 3.12GHz I think.... now that was fun, because that was the first ever Overclock I ever done haha
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