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AMD Sempron 3400+ (1800mhz)

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Hi all

New to this forum and was wondering if you fine people would give me some assistance with my problem? As the title of the thread suggests it has to do with my cpu which is a AMD sempron 3400+ (1800mhz). The problem is i am trying to overclocking it, not too much just to 2000mhz. However im having trouble overclocking it through the bios because it won't allow me to access the necessary options to do so. Should i use a software like Clockgen ? If so is it safe to do, and would my motherboard support it if it even affects its ? My entire system is kinda outdated and I lack the funds to replace anything on it at the moment.

Is there a way i can post my specs on here also ?
post #2 of 10
If your computer is an OEM, (Dell, HP, Compaq, etc) then you'll have a difficult time with overclocking. You can try Clockgen, but read up on it then try it because chances it's not going to work. It can mess up your computer, but it might also not mess it up. It's a hit or miss.
    
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Well my computer doesn't necessarily have a brand. I got it made a while ago, however i think the MB was an asus if that makes any difference ?
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200Mhz will make little difference.
   
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Yeah probably right Wildcard36qs, but i need it to run at 2000mhz so i can run a something that requires it.
post #6 of 10
What are you using it for? because you would see barely any difference for 200MHz.

You should be able to pick a Athlon x2/x4 + Motherboard for $100. Big improvement over a sempron. Depends how tight on cash you are though.
 
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Im using it to run a game. Also i said it the OP i can't buy anything new atm due to lack of funds. Eventually im just going to get a whole new system so i don't want to spend anything on this one. Just need to overclock to 2000mhz.
post #8 of 10
You can try clockgen, but like Bakingsoda said, it's a hit or miss. If your motherbaord came with your computer, in your computer, and you ordered the computer knowing that it wasn't considered a "gaming computer", there will not be an overclocking section in the BIOS. You'll need to save up and get a new motherboard. Any motherboard works as long as it wasn't installed in production computers before (excludes alienware etc.).
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post #9 of 10
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If i use clockgen to increase it to 2000mhz from 1.8k mhz would i need to change the voltage ? this is what it is currently sitting at.

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post #10 of 10
you pay for shipping and I will trade you chips.

I have a athlon 64 3200+ 2.0ghz.
I am assuming you have a 939 chip.
check to see if the motherboard you have supports that chip and I will trade with you.\\

EDIT: nvm, just saw you have an am2 setup.
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