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Quick Question about Overclocking Older CPUs on Older MOBOs?

Hi, I'm Fairly New To Actually Building Computers so I thought I would ask about Overclocking Older CPUs on Older Mobos as I Plan on Hopefully Picking up some older stuff to build a cheap computer for Resale to make a profit, even if slight to help get some Income and Experence as I'm Looking for a Job.

As of Right Now, I Have $60 Cash and a Old 320GB IDE Harddrive, a Old Sound Blaster Live Sound card, OEM eMachines Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Disc, Stock AMD FX-4100 CPU Cooler and some Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 Thermal Paste I could use for the 1st Build to get me started.

Looking on Ebay, there are 2 CPU/Motherboard Combos I hope to afford, The First is a Intel DG33FB LGA775 Motherboard + Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz CPU (E6750, 4MB Cashe, 1333MHz FSB), It got a Buy it now of $71.96, Starting Bid of $27.61: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/151217024791?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

The Other Combo is a Better Deal as it includes Not just the MOBO and CPU but RAM also, its a ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Mobo with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU (2.2GHz) and 2x 1GB Sticks of OCZ Gold Edition Duel Channel DDR PC 4000 RAM, Currently Got 2 Bids currently at $1.38: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/181307151267?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Only Overclock Experence I have is OCing the FX-4100 Currently in my Gaming Rig and all I had to do was go into BIOs and simply Manually Disable some things (to prevent the stock turbo boost and what not) and increase the Multiplier to OC from 3.6GHz to 4.4GHz (990FXA-UD3 Revision 1.1 MOBO, 8GB Kingston HyperX Ram Running at 1333MHz Rated for 1600MHz, Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler).

I Was Wondering what combo would you choose and what stuff I already have could be used for the build, Also, What would the Overclock Potential be for those Combos?

Another Option, On Kijiji Not Ebay: http://kitchener.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computer-accessories-system-components-Complete-P4-tower-W0QQAdIdZ559749419
Complete P4 Build: P4 2.6GHz Socket 478, Heatsink with Fan, 1GB OCZ Ram, Case, PSU, DVD Rom and 320GB SATA HDDfor just $25, There's a ASRock P4I65G MOBO In Pics but not Listed in Description, also what looks like a Video card I can't identify in Pics also, Looks like it says BIT on it..
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  1. I hope you don't start every word with a capital letter in your resume too...
  2. Well most of the componets are old and what you will be building really isnt worth trying to resell since you can buy a better system at walmart for about the same proce.

    the athlon will be a better option though since it has a better mobo as well.

    I kindof started the same way as you but depending what you want to do its not going to help a whole lot.

    Also overclocking isnt really a needed skill(still dont know what you want to do work wise) its more of a hobby, it will however bring you to learn about components through research and how to tweak everything and what to reccommend.
  3. For The Record, I Would Like to Do Computer Repair/IT Work, Automotive/Plane Mechanic or a Pilot for a Career, I need to get a job first though to save money to go to college instead of getting a student loan, I already Graduated High School with my Grade 12.
  4. Best answer
    Computer work as in like desktop repair is not really a whole lot of fun unless youean conputers in general.

    I honestly had no clue what I wanted to do but I chose IT, I wanted to desktop support at first but after having to deal with it at work by myself its a nightmare. We dont offer desktop support since it takes to much time and thats not what our company does but i still do it for everyone who works their and for a few clients.

    I'm only 21 and luckily I got into the networking side since you can expand into many more directions.

    Its all on what you like to do though, take some IT classes that include everything.

    Also certs are everything for IT, without them no decent company will hire you.

    A+, and net + are usually required.
  5. when it comes to the Computer side of Careers, Conestoga College got 2 courses I would possibly be interested in, a Desktop Support Analyst Program: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/0033.jsp
    and a Information Technology Support Services Co-Op Program: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/1097C.jsp

    I Would Much rather Work with my Hands than talking to people on the Phone, so I think for me it would be Desktop Support>IT, But I don't have much experience besides building my own computer and volunteering for a few weeks at a Computer Recycling Centre Dismantling computers for Parts and Scrap. I'm 24 BTW.
  6. Ok, the Asus Mobo with Athlon 64 X2 CPU Went for $41 US ($45.72 Canadian), That's More then I'm willing to spend, I never bid on it as I was planing on doing a last minute or so bid. so the other 2 options are the Intel Intel DG33FB Mobo with E6750 CPU or the complete P4 2.6GHz Socket 478 Build with ASRock Mobo. For the P4 System, I replied and asked if he would be willing to separate some stuff and to find out more info on the Case and Video card Pictured but have yet to get a reply.
  7. Intel DG33FB Mobo with E6750 CPU went at $25 USD with 2 Bids, Never got it though although it may be relisted or he got more to sell. another option I've been thinking of is a Sony VGC-RA 51 (ASUS PTGD-VX) Mobo, Socket 775 with 4 Slots for DDR1 SDRAM, Buy it now price of $15 Canadian or Make a Offer: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sony-VGC-RA51-MotherBoard-ASUS-PTGD-VX-RA52-/151221513325?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2335812c6d&_uhb=1
  8. Lord Letto said:
    Intel DG33FB Mobo with E6750 CPU went at $25 USD with 2 Bids, Never got it though although it may be relisted or he got more to sell. another option I've been thinking of is a Sony VGC-RA 51 (ASUS PTGD-VX) Mobo, Socket 775 with 4 Slots for DDR1 SDRAM, Buy it now price of $15 Canadian or Make a Offer: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sony-VGC-RA51-MotherBoard-ASUS-PTGD-VX-RA52-/151221513325?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2335812c6d&_uhb=1


    socket 775 is ddr2
  9. 06yfz450ridr said:
    Lord Letto said:
    Intel DG33FB Mobo with E6750 CPU went at $25 USD with 2 Bids, Never got it though although it may be relisted or he got more to sell. another option I've been thinking of is a Sony VGC-RA 51 (ASUS PTGD-VX) Mobo, Socket 775 with 4 Slots for DDR1 SDRAM, Buy it now price of $15 Canadian or Make a Offer: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sony-VGC-RA51-MotherBoard-ASUS-PTGD-VX-RA52-/151221513325?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2335812c6d&_uhb=1


    socket 775 is ddr2


    According to the seller:
    Quote:
    Most LGA775 boards use DDR2 memory. Some (current models) use DDR3 memory.
    This board is a "first" generation LGA775 motherboard. These units used DDR memory.
    This board, in fact, was shipped from Sony with 2x512MB DDR-400 memory.

    Here is a link to Sony's specs for the system this was pulled from:

    https://docs.sony.com/release/specs/VGCRA826G_mksp.pdf
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