im new in overclocking, im planning to OC my pc, but im have no background on OC, can anyone give me some tips! do and donts! i already read the post on 'newbie guide to overclocking athlon' i dont think that enough.. so anyone help me before i burn my chip...
It helps to mention what motherboard,cpu,memory,size power supply , will you use a sound card or built in sound? All these things make a differance.What are you going to use this computer for ? gaming? video? Do you plan on spending a wad or are you like most of us on a budget?Some things can and can't be pinched on,it all depends on your taste and what you want to do.The key thing is not to get in a rush when trying to overclock as it does and will take time.
Another thing, if your not a gamer, then whats the point in overclocking? I cant see how an extra 200Mhz is gonna make IE run faster, but more memory will, so I would concentrate on that before anything else.
First off, as said upgrade your memory to at least 256mb 2100 ddr.Maybe even two ,if you can afford it,also unless your 32mb stick is 2100 ddr retire it.Make sure and get a fan/heatsink rated for 2100xp or bigger.AMD says that the max die temp for 1700 palomino is 90 deg. celcius so watch your cpu temp closely. Also what 32mb Geforce card?....gts,2,pro???
Before you order your memory make sure it will work with your motherboard as it is based on the KT266A chipset.I have a MSI motherboard based on the same chipset and it didn't like most 333MHz memory.I believe I read it was a quirk with the chipset?I'm at the present waiting on a new A-Bit board.:-)