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bennythebear

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From: kentucky,usa
Registered: 12-13-2003
ok. i have a question. i'm looking for a full atx socket a motherboard that will hold an athlon xp 3000+, and that's overclockable. i'm wanting to upgrade my wife's computer, and i don't want to have to buy another cpu, so i'm going to get a little extra performance by overclocking it. if it holds a pci-xpress video card that's even better, but i'm not for sure if there's any socket a boards like that at all. any links or info would be greatly appreciated!

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http://www.scratchcomputers.com/product_info.php?products_id=1978

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CPUFreak91

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www.pricewatch.com -- Great for shopping for all computer parts.
Any CPU can be overclocked, but the performance from it may not be the greatest. For instance, my computer interacts better with my 266Mhz RAM when running at 1.8GHZ instead of 2.1GHZ. This shouldn't be a problem once I get faster RAM.

So if you're wanting to over clock, be sure that you have semi-fast RAM and a fairly good video card (Radeon 9250 or 9500 for example).

OH, and you may want to consider a new CPU/Motherboard combo's because they're cheaper than just a plain motherboard or plain old CPU. If you have an ebay account or and older computer you can put the old CPU to use.

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steveth45

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From: Eugene, OR, USA
Registered: 08-10-2005
In my experience, ABIT brand motherboards are the best for overclocking. You can do it quickly and easily in the BIOS, ramping up the base clock speed, 1 MHZ at a time. You may not see much of an improvement if your ram is rated at or below your current FSB speed.

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bennythebear

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Posts: 1225
From: kentucky,usa
Registered: 12-13-2003
thanks for the info guys.

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proverbs 17:28
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

proverbs 25:7
open rebuke is better than secret love.

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www.persecution.com - Voice of the Martyrs