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post #1 of 10
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Ok here is my 2nd system...
amd athlon xp 2000+ 1.67GHz
512 no name brand PC2100
Onboard grahpics
40gb hd
regular amd cooler

is there anything i can do to this processor... any... unlocking or ocing...
im looking at getting a new cooler .... but im not a rich boy... anyone got a cheap socket A cooler?
if anything else is needed tell me!
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post #2 of 10
well, play around w/ the FSB in the BIOS, here's for unlocking http://www.overclockers.com/tips693/
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post #3 of 10
I would suggest unlocking it and finding its top end first, and just fyi fsb overclocking on some motherboards is quite dangerous and could burn up your system man
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post #4 of 10
thats kinda rare tho... make sure u have a heatsink on your north bridge(or was it south? ask someone else)
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post #5 of 10
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the only thing bad about it is that is has a "no oc" bios.... welll cuz its a compaq... but i jjust wanted to see what i could do. Now if i unlock it what am i exactly unlocking
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by geekedittilitghz
Ok here is my 2nd system...
amd athlon xp 2000+ 1.67GHz
512 no name brand PC2100
Onboard grahpics
40gb hd
regular amd cooler

is there anything i can do to this processor... any... unlocking or ocing...
im looking at getting a new cooler .... but im not a rich boy... anyone got a cheap socket A cooler?
if anything else is needed tell me!
Don't expect much, the Palomino core was AMD's worst. I've unlocked 4 Palomino cores and couldn't get much of an overclock on any of them
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post #7 of 10
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Now if i unlock it what am i exactly unlocking
well since its a no OC bios, its pointless to unlock, but u can change the multiplier manually by connecting the right bridges....
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post #8 of 10
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should i try ocing with soft fsb or ummm.... clockgen?
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250GB+40GB WD Caviars XP Pro + Vista x64 RC2 Starlogic 17" LCD 12ms Ideazon Zboard 
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post #9 of 10
yeah, step up the FSB by like 2mhz until u find its limit
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post #10 of 10
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i dont get clockgen... i dont get how to read the plls... mines not on the list... or cpufsb it doesnt have it either... ugh
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