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This is pretty much the system I began system building with. You can see it in my profile, but I'll save you the trouble by posting what's interesting about the system:

AMD Sempron Socket 754 2800+ (Stock 1.6Ghz)
Gigabyte K8 Triton mobo
ATI Radeon X1300Pro AGP
1GB DDR400 RAM

When I began overclocking, I was using this system. This motherboard was terrible for overclocking, and I couldn't exceed 1.7Ghz on it. Well, over past couple of days, I learned a lot of nifty tricks, so I thought I'd try to push this system even more. And I managed to get 2.1Ghz! It honestly surprised me.

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What kind of tricks? I have the K8NS board (the more common of the Tritons) and it overclocks just fine. I have had my 2GHz 3000+ up to 2.52GHz with a WC set I got on loan.
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What kind of tricks? I have the K8NS board (the more common of the Tritons) and it overclocks just fine. I have had my 2GHz 3000+ up to 2.52GHz with a WC set I got on loan.


Ctrl+F1 in the BIOS unlocks some memory options. I just tweaked those and it allowed me to get +30 FSB.
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that was my first build mobo and i LOVED it... now its in my bros computer playing Runescape

I was able to get to 2.2 on my 2800 without adjusting anything but the FSB.. pretty stable. (was a noob OCer at the time)
    
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that was my first build mobo and i LOVED it... now its in my bros computer playing Runescape

I was able to get to 2.2 on my 2800 without adjusting anything but the FSB.. pretty stable. (was a noob OCer at the time)
Wow, mine went berserk if I pushed the FSB over 235.
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