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My brother just bought a new computer setup including the AMD X2 6000+ and so I was thinking that I would take his old one off of his hands. He currently is using a AMD 3000+ with 1 gig of ram and my computer has the same type of ram except with 1.5 gigs and so I was thinking of taking the 1.5 out and putting it in his to have 2.5 gigs. Would I be able to overclock it well, and would it be better than my current 2gig p4?

hmm, maybe I should have posted this in the AMD section, argh
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what is you P4 CPU clock ?
    
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its set at 2.6 ghz, i don't have it overclocked...

so yeah, would it be a good idea to make the switch until july 22nd?
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anyone?
You will probably be fine installing the RAM but, I doubt you will get very succesful overclocks on it. What RAM is it BTW? Brand, Speed, Timings, ect.

And what exactly are you installing? Two 1gig sticks and a 500mb or what?

If it is good RAM and you have 2x1 gig sticks I would do just 2gigs, that will work better for overclocking. More info needed.....
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Please tell us what kind of system you have (and fill in your specs when you have the time ^_^)

what 3000+ do you have?
A sempron?
An Athlon?

A SKT 462/731/939?

Also, what MOBO do you have?
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My current computer is a 2.6ghz p4. I have an Asus A17 Motherboard with a radeon 9800 pro graphics card as well as 2x 512 corsair sticks + 2 X 256 sticks. My brother has 2 other 512's in his computer of the same type so I would be combining all 4 to have 2gigs. He has a AMD Athlon 3000+ with a 9800 pro graphics card and I'm not sure what motherboard, I believe it's an asus.

Right now his computer is running smoother than mine is, but I have not been very successful in overclocking mine very much.

My idea is to take 1 gig out of my computer and put it in his to have 2 gigs and to use his other components just until my computer gets updated in july.
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post #7 of 32
I see.

The most important question though, is WHAT sempron it is.
Its its one of the x64s. Then I reckon it WOULD be better.

But if its a SKT462, I am leaning to believe that your P4 would beat it.


The sempron 3000+s have about 128k of cache, compared to your P4 (which has more) and I'm positive it ISNt running at +2.6Ghz (I"ll check out the specs to be sure)

but I"m pretty sure that you have a better chip.
If his MOBO has mad Ocing capabilities, and you have a good cooler, then perhaps you could see your marginal performance improvement.

I think if it does, I'm going to have some fun with you Ocing this system ^_^.

Please check out all the specs of your brothers rig eh?
especially the mobo.
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Amd Athlon 64 3000+ and Abit KV8 Motherboard
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I see.

Well, I refreshed myself with the specs of that chip - no way it will beat your P4 2.6GHz - even madly Oced.

I'm an AMD man - but stick with your P4

And get the RAM!

What Mobo do YOU use btw? - and what cooler on your chip? ^_^
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AI7 motherboard

and this is my cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106032
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