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Best inexpensive Motherboard & CPU to overclock

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June 4, 2003 11:17:02 PM

Hi, I am new to these forums. I want to build a new system. I am looking at AMD because of price and overclocking. But I am honestly a little concerned about the numering system of AMD. Can a AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.5 GHz be overclocked to 2.3 GHz 850.0 MHZ? I need advice on the Best inexpensive Motherboard & CPU to overclock that supports a ATX case?
June 5, 2003 1:17:29 AM

Try Epox 8rda+ and 1700 JIUHB AMD CPU.

mobo: ~$85
1700: ~$45

at newegg.com

a 1.47Ghz XP1700+ is a guarenteed 2.1+Ghz... (get PC3000 or PC3200 DDR memory for higher FSB)
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by fo_sho on 06/04/03 09:18 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
June 5, 2003 2:13:12 PM

I copy that one.

That board is an OC'er delight board and that CPU is also hits 2.2GHz with no problem in most cases.

My CPU fan spins so fast that it creates a wormhole :eek: 
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June 5, 2003 6:29:45 PM

A Thunderbird 1.5? No such animal but a Thunderbird 1.4 is just about at its limit. You might hit 1.6 Ghz with a premium HSF if you are lucky.

A Thoroughbred 'B' is different story as other have mentioned.

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
June 7, 2003 7:46:17 AM

I used to get over 1.7GHz with my old Athlon 1.4GHz, and that seemed to be pretty common back in the day (lo, those many months ago).
-Brett
June 7, 2003 1:21:48 PM

Was that with the T-bird or Palomino? For the T-bird the average OC speed is 1610 MHz according to Overclockers.com. While it is 1741 MHz for the Palomino.

My CPU fan spins so fast that it creates a wormhole :eek: 
June 7, 2003 4:01:52 PM

1.7 Ghz? I wouldn't say common but I could be wrong.

However, look at what most people had to do in that day to get even that nice of an overclock. Use screaming 60mm fans, voltage mods, insane numbers of case fans, and for what, a 300 Mhz overclock.

Today, you can go out and buy a Tbred B XP1700+ for $42, a $9 HSF, one case fan, no voltage mod and overclock from 2.1 Ghz to 2.4 Ghz, or 600 Mhz to 900 Mhz overclock!

<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
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