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HP dc5100mt w/ 3.2 ghz Intel Pentium 4 Processor - Project / Core questions from a n00b.

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Hello!

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!


CPU-Z SPECS:


OS - XP/Ubuntu
3.2 ghz CPU
P4 - 541
Socket 775 LGA / Prescott



Seems like a GREAT, CHEAP overclocking project to work on. thumb.gif

One of my main objectives with this system is to do it on the cheap. 2cents.gif

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.

Thanks!
post #2 of 4
try using cpucool or setfsb for overclocking because hp has locked multiplier settings in bios
Edited by epkoc - 8/7/13 at 2:37am
post #3 of 4
I would recommend going to Monoprice and getting a 5-10$ fan SilenX are low.

- CPU wise HP / Dell / Gateway, is restrictive to their motherboard, I would find out what your mobo can take. But honestly you may have better luck just building your own.

That's also, why you're here to learn and build right :-)
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i will post a guide soon about overclocking on a motherboard with locked settings
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