Jamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 860 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.
WSOY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 812 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.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 798 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