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 Post subject: Athlon XP Thoroughbred?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:21 am 
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I have a Athlon XP 2000+ with the Thoroughbred core. How overclockable would this cpu be (independent of my motherboard, ram, or anything else)?

The rest of my system includes...
Biostar M7VIQ
512MB (2 x 256MB) PC2700
Jaton Geforce 4 ti4200 128mb
Cheap PSU (not sure of the wattage)

Should I just buy a new system? I'm going to do that eventually anyway. I'm just wondering if I could squeeze some more performance out of this one.

If it is overclockable, there's no point to watercooling because at that point I could just buy a new system. But I could buy a new motherboard (and PSU) if needed to OC my CPU.

Thanks :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:26 am 
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I think 2GHz is very possible with the T-Bred. You could attempt to OC, I guess, if your motherboard allows. If not, then upgrade.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:16 pm 
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So what would the heatsink be to get? I'm thinking a ThermalRight SI-97?


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Before considering a new HSF:

-Inspect your BIOS for overclocking options.
-Observe how lenient the overclocking options are, like how far will the CPU/DRAM voltages are allowed to get up to, the max FSB that's allowed.
-Better hope your AGP/PCI frequency settings can be set to "locked" or otherwise your overclocking journey will be shortened.

Also, consider that the money spent for a new HSF for your old processor could be better spent towards a hardware upgrade.


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