hi, im about to build a completely custom computer, because its about time i did something by myself for a change. after all my research and asking of questions, my freind told me to try overclocking a AMD cpu.
so, i was thinking of gettin the AMD 64 3200+, but the thing is, theres that whole issue of everyone saying its going to burn out if i overclock it. i was thinking of taking the 3200+ that has a speed of 2 GHz, and overclocking it so it has the power of a 3600+ (2.40 GHz.)
how can i overclock, and cool it so it wont burn out, and if you have a solution, please dont post some extremely expensive water cooling system. thanks to those who respond.
See, like that. Anyway...
Your asking for help with what I would think is pretty do'able on the clock speed part. I'm not sure if it'll have the "processing power" of a 3600+, but I'm pretty sure you can reach the clockspeed. It's a 400Hhz jump...there's different ways to attack this, and I'm no AMD users to say so. But, You wanted a reply, so I'm just going to reply.
You can either just up the FSB to reach the speed or you can try and adjust the multiplier. I have no idea about the specifics with the 3200+, but I would think you can unlock the multiplier which would make the FSB adjustment not so severe.
insure that your 3200+ is really 2G's!
There's several versions out there. I believe the 2.0Ghz version of the 64 is a mobile proc.
Check out the graphs down toward the bottom of this one to see what I'm confused on: