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Good Afternoon! (Evening or whatever time you may be reading this)


My 2nd computer is an old 1.8ghz 423 socket P4 with an 850GB Intel Motherboard. This would be the oldschool first P4's made: P68, Willamette, A80528


It has no settings for overclocking in the Bios. (Intel sucks like that)

I am wondering if there may be a non-standard bios I can flash this thing with to overclock it? My stock temps run very low and I could use some more speed out ot it. If it's possible to use another Bios to overclock, I'd be happy to flash it and try.


This just became my secondary computer when I replaced w/ Dual core AMD. Now I feel like playing with it to see what more I can get out of it. "If he dies, he dies"

Rambus memory is still rediculously expensive for what it is. 6 years after I bought this computer and they still charge same price on PC800 RD memory. Is that insane or what? Cheaper to change out the MB, CPU and memory than to buy a gig of Rambus from 5-6 years ago. Crazy.

Anyhow, help will be appreciated!

Thanks!
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Well in answere Directy to your Title Alot of the Time no The board will not allow the flash, Even if it did generally it will either render your motherboard useless or make it hugely unstable.
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Well,

There goes that idea. Guess it's to the can for the 423 or poney up a lot of $$ to increase it's Rambus. Cheaper to buy new Memory/CPU/Mobo combo than a gig of Rambus.

Why is 6 Year old Memory so expensive still? PS2 eating up the market for it still?
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Old stuff will always be more expensive than new stuff. A 3.2 Prescott on 478 boards cost $233 on zipzoom while a 3.2 prescott (641) on the 775 with EM64T, 2mb Lvl 2 cache, and 65 nm costs $10 less.
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Old stuff will always be more expensive than new stuff. A 3.2 Prescott on 478 boards cost $233 on zipzoom while a 3.2 prescott (641) on the 775 with EM64T, 2mb Lvl 2 cache, and 65 nm costs $10 less.
Agreed there mate. Old stuff is always more Expensive.
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ok then why is it still more expensive to build a new pc than an one of older parts....I know some things are some arent, overall price
    
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because you are buying pc parts taht have no old counterpart i mean how can am x800xt compare to an x1800xt
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because you are buying pc parts taht have no old counterpart i mean how can am x800xt compare to an x1800xt
Good way of Explaining it i couldnt think how to.
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Gunna shelve the mobo, memory and CPU to throw in a cheap combo of low $129 dual core smithfield, 1gig ddr2, cheap mobo that can do both my agp card now and a pcie16x later for plus a $69 160gb hd for only $100 more than a gig of Rambus.

I poo on Rambus!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darkkittycry
Gunna shelve the mobo, memory and CPU to throw in a cheap combo of low $129 dual core smithfield, 1gig ddr2, cheap mobo that can do both my agp card now and a pcie16x later for plus a $160gb hd for only $100 more than a gig of Rambus.

I poo on Rambus!
Sounds good What will you be using that System for then ?
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