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Overclocking the Athlon X2 Processor 5000 in this system

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March 31, 2007 4:42:26 PM

Well Worst case scenario since it is an Am2 processor, could I drop an Athlon 6000 into it down the road?
March 31, 2007 5:36:29 PM

They do have a 2 GB model at Best Buy for 779
I do not do much gaming...just basic stuff..some battlefield 2, etc
I need to power mostly for multitasking..
The one good thing about circuit city is I can not pay them for 90 days and I will have my refund by then...
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March 31, 2007 6:14:39 PM

If you're interested in overclocking, an OEM/retail system is not for you.


If you're looking into an OEM/retail system, overclocking is not for you.

Anyways, the 5000+ is a pretty fast CPU; you shouldn't need to overclock it. If you got that system with 2GB RAM and added a decent video card, you'd have a nice system that'll do pretty much anything with ease.
March 31, 2007 6:19:12 PM

Also, they are choking the hell out of that system using the wrong ram like that. AM2 needs at least ddr2 800 (pc26400).

The performance difference can only be seen in a benchmark; you'd never be able to tell when using the computer. I'm using a Dell right now with an X2 3800+ AM2 and PC4200 RAM; it's about as fast as my 3700+ system with DDR400.