Overclocking help needed for AMD FX-55

Hi im new here.

So ive noticed my pc has gotten really slow. So i was thinking i was just running on default and thought overclocking my rig would help it out. Heres my rig.

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-55 Processor, ~2.6GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1014MB used, 3314MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Card name: RADEON X850 xt platinum edition
Motherboard: Abit AV8
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  1. The real problem is your trying to run Vista with 2GB of RAM. OCing will help a little, but dont look for it to be real noticeable. I would install XP or start saving for a quick upgrade to something DDR2.
  2. FX55 has an unlocked multiplier and heres an article that has some info to help in your endeavor, also 2G of memory is fine with Vista 32bit, however the Vista 64bit op/sys is a better performer with more memory.

  3. Bad idea about the DDR2 ram upgrade choice, if you want to upgrade your processor to run windows vista then you are better off getting a new system altogether as the only two processors that outperform thefx-55 are the fx-57 and the fx-60. If you have say around £400 to £600 then by all means go for the upgrade but seriously for that kind of money just get a new system. You cannot upgrade the ram to DDR2 on a motherboard that has a 939 socket (sorry, you just can't) that memory controller within the amd fx-55 core prohibits recognition of such architecture, just DDR and even then you're looking at 400 MHz at the most for the ram clock (like all AMD fx cores, awesome as they are, they are all bottlenecked by the ram). My choice would be to go for a new system or just go for a combined motherboard and cpu overclock.
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