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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 745 times:

I currently have a 1.7 AMD 2500+ Processer and I want to upgrade it somehow as Its not as high as it could be, I am considoring overclocking but I don't have a clue how to do it, I don't know the risks and weather or not my processer will allow me to do this.


Has anyone got any advice for me!?

Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 736 times:

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Thread starter):
I don't have a clue how to do it



Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Thread starter):
Has anyone got any advice for me!?

Yeah, don't do it unless you have the money for and are willing to replace it without a second thought.


User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 725 times:

Overclocking is really for people with lots of money that want to make a really fast CPU or GPU go faster, and know the risks.

It's not an alternative to upgrading. You'll find the difference in performance is tiny anyway (you can only overclock by a certain %, maybe 30 max).

[Edited 2007-03-06 22:34:42]

User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 709 times:

So the thing to do Is a whole new processer?

I am good with hardware, I can fit RAM , install ROM Drives etc but overclocking sounds a bit risky as you said.



I saw a vid of someone overclocking a 2.2GHz to 5Ghz using Nitrogen as a coolent! Don't know if its real or not though


Thanks for your help !


User currently offlineWSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 697 times:

The value of your CPU is such that it's probably more trouble than what it's worth. You may want to trade in your mainboard, video card and CPU as a tested working combo, and install a later generation set altogether.

User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 683 times:

If you have an older AMD, your motherboard is probably a socket A. I'd recommend just getting an Athlon 3200+ CPU on ebay or other such site, I have an old motherboard with socket A and I didnt' want to spend $$ getting a whole new mobo and dealing with all those issues, so I just upgraded from a 1.2 ghz AMD chip to a 2.2 ghz 3200+, I got it for $80 on Ebay a few months ago, and I literally just had to take out the old chip, put the new one in, put on some thermal paste, reattach the heatsink, and it works like a charm. MUCH faster in the various games that I play, and I don't ever really do enough CPU intensive work to need anything more like a dual core or a single core at 3 ghz+. Here's a 3200+ I found on Ebay, it seems prices have gone up since I got mine for some reason, but you can hopefully find one for a reasonable price...
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Barton-3200-...cmdZViewItem?hash=item250089521514


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 644 times:

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 5):

Cheers mate I will proberly do that,


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