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Question about Overclocking athlon XP

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  • Windows XP
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a b K Overclocking
June 19, 2010 6:57:00 AM


I currently have a system with Athlon 1700+ with a STABLE bus of
182Mhz, and as you may know it's multiplier is X11
witch takes my CPU to ~2000Mhz work speed.

I was wondering, If I'll put a 2400+ CPU in, who uses the same
voltage but it's multiplier is X15, Will it work with the 182Mhz Bus
and give me a 2715Mhz CPU speed? ( 181 X 15 )

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a b K Overclocking
June 30, 2010 6:27:32 PM

While you may think that the bus speed is a limitation of the motherboard (and in some cases it is) you can't necessarily drop in a new chip and expect it to do the same. Is the new chip a 133mhz chip also? It might be 166mhz. I think maybe the 3000+ (almost certain its 166mhz by default, more overclocking room via the bus) may be the better chip if you are trying to keep the platform and just upgrade the chip as high as it will go. But you can get a athlon II 245 and mobo for 50-60 dollars these days, that will absolutely outperform either of those chips.