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post #1 of 26
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I am getting some stuff off a womens computer and she told me that I could take the tower if I wanted it. Well of coarse I took it and here are the specs it is kinda old but might be worth something:

AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.0 GHz
256 MB DDR RAM
AM37 Motherboard-MicroATX with AGP slot
Integrated VIA graphics
WD 80 GB IDE hard drive
Crap PSU
Small case with no fans/airflow

eMachines site:http://www.emachines.com/products/pr...tml?prod=T2482

I want to use this either for a folding rig or to overclock. I will have to buy a new mobo at least and the PSU might be bad she said it stopped working had it under a desk with no airflow and said it overheated? Read other sites and here on the potential of this CPU if anyone has anymore info to help great. What is the socket is it a 754?
    
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post #2 of 26
If it is an Emachines you won't be able to OC it dude.

They will have locked the BIOS
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its a socket A
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post #4 of 26
Since it's a pre-built computer, the BIOS is probably locked.
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post #5 of 26
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I know bout the mobo can I get another for overclocking it or not worth it. What can overheating mess up CPU, mobo or what?
    
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post #6 of 26
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If the PSU went bad then would the mobo and CPU and HDD be fried? Have not hooked it up to get the stuff off yet.
    
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post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rick Arter View Post
If the PSU went bad then would the mobo and CPU and HDD be fried? Have not hooked it up to get the stuff off yet.
usually UES

but its also luck.

I say its NOT worth it.

Just fold and be happy
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post #8 of 26
Welloverheating can burn the CPU and the housing around it too if temps get too hot. Which will destroy the mobo

But don't worry about temps atm. If you plan on keeping the rig then invest in a cheapboard to OC it with, i'm sure they dont cost that much nowadays.

With that cheap PSU yes it can, because it won't have a cut off point.
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bios are probably locked
    
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post #10 of 26
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I know the BIOS is locked people want to get another board for it what kind?

EDIT: Found this but has bad reviews:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7805&CatId=179
    
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