Hey everyone, I just got a free old computer a Compaq Presario w. AMD 2400+ AMD Athlon XP processor and 333 mhz 756mb of DDR memory. Yes I know this is an old piece of crap, but it works. I have my gaming rig in my living room and want a simple media pc to connect to the tv in the bedroom. By media pc I mean just a computer that won't have a meltdown playing a regular .avi movie. Obviously because this is an old computer, there are not many options. I was just wondering if, how and by how much I can OC the processor to get a little more juice out of the computer. Does AMD Overdrive work on such an old pc? I have an old nvidia geforce fx 5200 that had lying around that i dropped in it. Can I overclock this? If so, what are some safe mem, clock, shader values I can use? Also I am not sure if the card even works right, normal computing is fine, but there is constant stuttering when playing any sort of movie. Thanks guys in advance.
While overclocking regularly would be an option, pre-manufactured PC's have a tendency of the OEM locking up all the options in the BIOS. If you can confirm that the BIOS is not locked, you should be able to get a moderate OC out of this unit. I wouldn't keep my hopes up, but it's worth a try.