I'm a n00b, so please forgive me in advance if I make a n00b mistake like posting in the wrong area, etc.
So... I got an HP dc5100 MT the other day on evilbay for only like $55 bucks (including shipping!).
Came with an Intel P4 3.2 ghz processor chip and 2 gigs of ram. It even had the 7200 rpm, 80 hd running XP still in it!
OS - XP/Ubuntu
3.2 ghz CPU
P4 - 541
Socket 775 LGA / Prescott
Seems like a GREAT, CHEAP overclocking project to work on.
One of my main objectives with this system is to do it on the cheap.
So, a few base questions I have to ask first are:
- Any suggestions for a good, CHEAP fan? The one in there now is crazy LOUD.
- What other kinds of CPU chips could I slap in there? Do they make anything dual-core for this MB? Identical 3.2ghz chips like mine are selling for like freaking $3!
- What overclocking software do you recommend?
Any other tips, suggestions or input are always welcome too.