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post #41 of 108
I have a question.

Can I use AMD Overdrive with an Intel CPU?

Why don't I get scores on 3dMark05?


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post #42 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;11766754 
I am not sure is this is a troll..... the PC whouldn't catch on fire, it whould just fry and turn itself off..

You've CLEARLY never killed an Athlon XP rig before then wink.gif.
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epic.
    
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post #44 of 108
Dear god man give it a rest...
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post #45 of 108
if this is true and his pics confirm it, he should get some reps for oc'ing till it caught on fire imho! biggrin.gif
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post #46 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam3ron;11766424 
I was playing zork nemesis when all of a sudden I smell smoke. I look at my computer and the motherboard and CPU were on fire. It wasn't much and a turned off my computer and put on a glove and put it out with my hand. I got my CPU to 1.8GHz which is the highest I have ever gotten it to. Please help I have to get back to zork soon.

The inexperienced troll's fatal mistake. Don't give yourself away in the very first post.

Unsuccessful troll is unsuccessful.
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post #47 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtbiker033;11766786 
if this is true and his pics confirm it, he should get some reps for oc'ing till it caught on fire imho! biggrin.gif

PICTURES!!! xD
    
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post #48 of 108
Have you tried flipping the Athlon around? If you insert the XP in the other way, it's a lot more heat-efficient and the chip actually draws less power, yet providing more processing room. So it's a win/win.

Fire actually strengthens the chip, believe it or not. It makes the silicon solidify, which AMD was probably too cheap to re-heat the chips in their factory. They have to cut down on their budget too, you know.
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post #49 of 108
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;11766730 
DDR1 motherboards are so expensive these days, there really is absolutely no point. You could search around on fleabay for an old Athlon XP setup, or you could also search for a Socket 754 (still supports AGP even) or Socket 939 (supports AGP with NF3 chipset, or PCIe with NF4 chipset). But either way, you'd likely end up putting LESS money into a super cheap AM2+ / AM3 build.

Yeah, that is a little too expensive for my taste. To be honest, the computer is probably worth only $60, so I guess I will just throw it away, maybe keep the hard drive for another computer.
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post #50 of 108
god this thread made me lol harder than failblog and theartoftrolling.com

Ok OP If it caught fire, its toasted. You can grab an old athlon board off craigslist cheaper than you could get a new one, or you could just upgrade to ddr2 at the very least. As posted earlier, there is no such thing as USB to DDR. DDR is a type of ram, shown here and is not even remotely compatible with any USB port shown here. I'd suggest just throwing that comp out immediately, or set it out in the cold and roast some weenies on the burning wreckage of silicon that was your computer at one point in time
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