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Well, it appears I just can't eek any more performance out of my config without spending money on it. If I raise the FSB any higher, my memory locks up. If I lower the memory speed and raise the FSB, windows thinks the system is corrupted. If I raise my GPU speeds any higher, then it will overheat. However, I think I've got a decent overclock now:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (stock HSF, increased from 1.67 to 1.801GHz)
256MB Kingston ValueRam (DDR400, running at 210MHz)
Apollo GeForce FX5200 (stock HS, normally runs at 250/266, now at 270/285)

Scores:
Aquamark3:7805 (down 32 points from timings of 260/270 and stock)
3DMark03:1067 (Up 16 from stock, 3 from 260/270)
3DMark2001SE:4911 (up 89 from stock, 3 from 260/270)

overall, I'm happy. Just don't think this'll have the speed or memory to easily play Fable and Age of Empires III.
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Save your pennies up
I've seen some members unload great board/chip etc in the for sale section
    
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Yea, I think your memory is limiting you. Value RAM does not, no matter what you hear, overclock well. It's just what it says it is, value RAM. I'm not guaranteeing a better overclock, just pointing out a possible roadblock with your setup.
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Yea, I think your memory is limiting you. Value RAM does not, no matter what you hear, overclock well. It's just what it says it is, value RAM. I'm not guaranteeing a better overclock, just pointing out a possible roadblock with your setup.

I Had the ram you have in your rig and it realy held me back in my OCs with it youd be best upgrading to better stuff
     
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Also, I need a better motherboard. One reson why I can't go faster is probably because of my PCI/AGP bus speeds. My motherboard can't lock the two, so my PCI is at 36MHz right now, and my AGP is at 72MHz. Not good.
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Just save up your xmas money and go for a new mobo and RAM
     
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