how to overclock amd athlon 64 X2

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February 20, 2009 at 05:14:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.611 GHz / 3071 MB
how do i overclock an amd athlon 64 X2 dual core
proccessor 5000+ and what the maximum i could take it
to, its run at 2.6 ghz at the moment but want as much out
of this system as possible, aslo please try and answer my
other question abut my ram,


thanks

dan


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#1
February 20, 2009 at 05:43:10
Need to know the make/model of your motherboard & which speed RAM (DDR2-800?). Also, is your CPU the retail 5000+ or the Black edition?

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#2
February 20, 2009 at 09:10:14
it is just retail and the motherboard is an asus M2N -MX SE Plus its is also dual DDR2 SDRAM


oh and how much is 8028mb in virtual memory, is that ram and is that good?


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#3
February 20, 2009 at 09:26:05
"its is also dual DDR2 SDRAM"

I assumed it was DDR2, but what speed? DDR2-667? DDR2-800? DDR2-1066? It makes a difference.


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#4
February 20, 2009 at 09:38:42
DDR2 667, Soz i 4got but dat

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#5
February 20, 2009 at 09:48:26
You really should have DDR2-800. But I just downloaded the manual for the M2N-MX SE Plus & looked thru the BIOS chapter...it doesn't appear your board has any overclocking options other than the CPU multiplier. That's useless to you because the multiplier on your CPU is locked from going any higher. Looks like you're out of luck unless you wanna try overclocking software. IMO, it's not worth it. Get a decent motherboard.

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#6
February 20, 2009 at 10:22:55
thast nice, instead of insulting me how about offering an
alternative?

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#7
February 20, 2009 at 11:26:56
He didn't insult you, he insulted your crappy motherboard.

Your alternative?
"try overclocking software"

Roundup: The Best Overclocking Software

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#8
February 20, 2009 at 11:31:06
How did I insult you?

I gave you two alternatives:

1. try overclocking software

The reason I don't recommend the software approach is because it's very limited as to what you can do with it. The problem is that ALL of the buses (PCI, PCI-express, RAM, HyperTransport) increase as the CPU frequency increases. That is what you don't want to happen. The trick to overclocking an AMD system is to overclock the CPU only, while leaving the rest of the system running at or close to the defaults. If you wanna experiment with software, go right ahead. Here's an article about it:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

2. get a decent motherboard

What's wrong with recommending that? Your board doesn't have the necessary overclocking options in the BIOS so i you have you heart set on overclocking & wanna do it the "right way", get a board that DOES have the necessary BIOS options.

And what's wrong with telling you that you have the wrong RAM? For best performance, the X2 should be run with DDR2-800. It will obviously run with DDR2-667, but your system is taking a performance hit.


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#9
February 20, 2009 at 11:40:55
okay, i guess you didnt intend t insult, thanks for your help, much appreciated

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#10
February 20, 2009 at 11:42:14
and at jackbomb f--- off you stupid old c--t with your f---ing pikeyed out home made projector u piece of wank.

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#11
February 20, 2009 at 12:02:49
Man, you're rude. You must ALWAYS refer to my projector as a home made 1080p projector.

This piece of wank doesn't build SVGA junk. :)

Homebuilt projector:
Samsung 1080p panel
Pixelworks controller
2 HDMI, 2 Component, 1 VGA
Homebuilt enclosure
120" 16:9 screen
Connected to: HTPC w/ BD, satellite receiver, XB360.


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#12
February 20, 2009 at 12:05:50
a piece of wank built buy a pikey.

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#13
February 20, 2009 at 12:20:41
A pike flying a kite.

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Pixelworks controller
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Homebuilt enclosure
120" 16:9 screen
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#14
February 20, 2009 at 12:25:33
your an odd person when it comes to insults.

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#15
February 20, 2009 at 12:37:43
Oh...

A...

Horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course. That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

Who says I'm trying to insult you? I may have intended to hit a nerve with my first comment on your motherboard, as your initial attitude toward jam's advice troubled me just a tad. But now, I'm just having fun...lol.

Are we good?

Homebuilt projector:
Samsung 1080p panel
Pixelworks controller
2 HDMI, 2 Component, 1 VGA
Homebuilt enclosure
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#16
February 20, 2009 at 12:38:55
yeah okay

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#17
February 20, 2009 at 12:44:55
Good!

Now let us know how the overclocking goes.

Homebuilt projector:
Samsung 1080p panel
Pixelworks controller
2 HDMI, 2 Component, 1 VGA
Homebuilt enclosure
120" 16:9 screen
Connected to: HTPC w/ BD, satellite receiver, XB360.


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