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I may have this computer (Grandmother's old one). It is a dell, with 256mb or RAM, 38GB HDD, DVD-ROM.

Not bad, I may buy a new motherboard off of newegg.com and OC this beast. Then use it to fold.
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maybe get like 2.7 if your lucky but i dont think its worth putting money into it.....make it a folding computeR! ha
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange
maybe get like 2.7 if your lucky but i dont think its worth putting money into it.....make it a folding computeR! ha

I'm not sure about even that speed. I had a willamette 1.5 and it didn't oc much at all, running on Asus P4T mobo. I only got it up to like 1.7something and that's it. Temps were pretty good too. I've seen others with the same thing, I just don't think willamettes are very good oc'ers from my own experience, and most of what I've read.
    
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I doubt that you will take a Williamette 1.7GHz to past 2.0GHz and you will have to drop the dram significantly. With the tiny cache you would not see any real performance increase on an overclock of this processor.

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i agree with others, i say dont bother with buying a new MOBO, but nstead get another 256 for it and set it up to fold 24/7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pbasil1
i agree with others, i say dont bother with buying a new MOBO, but nstead get another 256 for it and set it up to fold 24/7
Thats probably what I will do... or sell it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ropey
I doubt that you will take a Williamette 1.7GHz to past 2.0GHz and you will have to drop the dram significantly. With the tiny cache you would not see any real performance increase on an overclock of this processor.

R
I can't get past 1802mhz reliably. It's what, like the second p4 chip they came out with?

You could probably find a Northwood...actually I'm looking for a Northwood 2.6....anyone?
    
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I have a 1.7Ghz willy and it can't get it past 1.87 Ghz
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Wilma! That's some real Bedrock you got there P. Hyuck hyuck hyuck. Send More Work Units!
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We are giving it away, someone needs it more than we do.
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