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Overclocking and Rate this AMD 64 X2 3800+ and 7800GT

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February 16, 2006 9:12:31 PM

Sup guys, first timer here! Anyway my question here is how well will my computer overclock and how good is this setup for playing Battlefield 2 and WOW? Heres the specs.

CPU: (939-pin) AMD Athlon™64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

MOBO: (Sckt939)MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4 Chipset SATA Raid PCI-E w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

Power Supply: NZXT PF-500 500Watt Power Supply

Memory: 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair XMS PRO High Performance Memory w/ Heat Spreader & LED Lights)

Video Card: EVGA NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT 256MB 16X PCI Express

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM 8MB Cache

Sound Card: Creative Labs SB Audigy SE

Note: It's still on the way being shipped to me so if anyone have this setup and it doesn't perform well ;please let me know, this computer was ordered from Cyberpowerinc.com for about 1350$
February 16, 2006 9:48:18 PM

nice one but you could just build it yourself for cheaper(about 50-100bucks)oh well your choice and yes it is good for playing bf2 :D 
February 16, 2006 9:55:30 PM

Can this setup be overclocked easy, if not can you guys point out the flaws to this system?
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February 17, 2006 9:50:19 PM

yes get an opty 165 and dfi mobo
February 17, 2006 10:26:14 PM

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Sup guys, first timer here! Anyway my question here is how well will my computer overclock and how good is this setup for playing Battlefield 2 and WOW? Heres the specs.

CPU: (939-pin) AMD Athlon™64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

MOBO: (Sckt939)MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4 Chipset SATA Raid PCI-E w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

Power Supply: NZXT PF-500 500Watt Power Supply

Memory: 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair XMS PRO High Performance Memory w/ Heat Spreader & LED Lights)

Video Card: EVGA NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT 256MB 16X PCI Express

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM 8MB Cache

Sound Card: Creative Labs SB Audigy SE

Note: It's still on the way being shipped to me so if anyone have this setup and it doesn't perform well ;please let me know, this computer was ordered from Cyberpowerinc.com for about 1350$





I hear that BF2 plays better with 2GB RAM. At your next opportunity I would get 2 1GB sticks and add em in.
February 17, 2006 11:03:07 PM

Baron's right. BF2 will run better with 2gb of ram. As for me, I have the same msi board and the 3800+ X2. My problem was that no matter what I tried I couldn't raise the fsb on that board past 230 stably. Now get this - I took the same 3800+X2 and put it my my nforce3 board (also an MSI) and I was able to hit 255 (2.55ghz)on the fsb with a minor voltage bump. BUT, the best I could do was 2.3ghz on the same MSI nforce board you have here. I ended up leaving the 3800+X2 in the nforce3 board and paired that system up with a 7800gs. As for the MSI nforce4 board, I ended up getting a 4000+ (yeah its single core) and pushed that up to the same 230FSB giving me a 2.76ghz cpu. I really couldn't tell you if this is normal for this board or I just got a weak one. Hope this helps - good luck :wink:
February 17, 2006 11:13:58 PM

The raptors are great, so long as you are only using the outside of the disk. Once they get more than 1/4 full, they slow right down. Get a second disk for storage.
February 19, 2006 3:38:59 AM

whats my overclocking potential with my MSI K8N NEO4-F motherboard, has anyone overclock over 15% with a similiar setup?
February 19, 2006 4:39:24 AM

It looks like techreport got one to 250mhz, ymmv.
February 19, 2006 3:21:39 PM

:cry:  sorry dude. the one in tech report is the plat/SLI version. The one in question here is a plain jane nforce4.
February 20, 2006 7:07:01 AM

I have the same processor and it games fine. I play mostly BF2 and it runs like a dream (although I did come from an old AMD XP cpu so I could have a clouded judgement).

I couldn't comment on wow though but some games I play, I've had to change the affinity in task manager to only use one core only for the game to run seamlessly.

Let us know what you think of the performance when you have got it setup.
February 20, 2006 1:34:08 PM

Good for overclocking - 90nm tech runns cool in the first place.

Fine - reviews is all based on synthetic benchmarks.

What some customers and PC builders have found is that single core applications have major problems with Dual Core set ups. This is massively manifested in lagging frames, even though the user has the best components and graphics card possible.

I like AMD - that's why I bought AMD. The Intel dual core offering is not clearly as well though out. But the main problem from all of this is the OS itself. XP seems to take dual core on the face of it, but when you get performance degradation due to lack of dual core support, its a tad disappointing!!!

Heres one MS article:

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?id=896256
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February 20, 2006 1:42:01 PM

"whats my overclocking potential with my MSI K8N NEO4-F motherboard,"

mY OWN nEO-4 does not appear to like any FSB above 215 MHz, regardless of HTT multiple, lower cpu multiplier, mem ratio, core voltage, NF4 voltage, or latest MSI BIOS; inevitably, I'd suffer a hard freeze or failure to post. Perhaps yours will do better, as mine is around 6-8 months old...

(A friend has his x2-3800 running at 2.5G, but OC mileage will vary, of course; they are not quite like Celeron 300a models...)

But as the video card is 95% of the gaming experience anyway as long as you have "enough" processor, and you do, it is of little consequence.
February 20, 2006 2:28:25 PM

well dude if you wanna oc with great stability get this one ok man(btw luminaris is good at ocing go ask him)
February 20, 2006 3:08:56 PM

If you're OCing the 3800 then fine though at stock speed it will lag it some games.
I'd rather go for a 4400. But that's me.
Raptors aren't worth it. Sry to say this. You'd be better with 2 HDD 7200 in RAID setup.
February 20, 2006 3:29:32 PM

I definitely agree with dvdpiddy!!!! If your looking for the best overclock with the least issues, then the DFI board is the way to go. Like I said B4, I couldn't pass 230fsb on that same MSI K8N NEO4-F board. I did help my bro setup his with a DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D and a 3700+. Yeah I know its a different setup, but my point is that with that board we pushed the FSB to 263 with minimal issues. If you want to overclock your CPU then you want a good OCing board and the MSI K8N NEO4-F is not a good OCing board. It is, however, a good stable budget board with mild OC ability.
February 20, 2006 3:50:35 PM

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If you're OCing the 3800 then fine though at stock speed it will lag it some games.
I'd rather go for a 4400. But that's me.
Raptors aren't worth it. Sry to say this. You'd be better with 2 HDD 7200 in RAID setup.


wrong there... THG did a article on that, showed that the Raptor 10K RPM is faster than 2 7200RPM in RAID.

Also, I'd recommend getting a DFI mobo... everywhere I go I hear rave reviews about how well they overclock. Opty would probably also be a better choice, but 3800 isn't bad.
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