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Overclocking my Sempron 2800+

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September 7, 2010 10:27:38 AM

Can i overclock my Sempron 2800+ to up it from 2.0ghz to 2.4ghz with a standard cooler? If so can you tell me how. Here is my PC components. Thanks for your time.


Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name
User Name

Motherboard:
CPU Type Unknown, 2000 MHz (12 x 167) 2800+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-LA (Kelut) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378A UniChrome KM400A
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (09/02/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Hitachi HDT725032VLAT80 (298 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4083B (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:4x/2x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:24x/16x/32x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive IDE-DVD ROM 6116
Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
F: (NTFS) 305234 MB (66411 MB free)
September 7, 2010 11:53:15 AM

May I ask why are you trying to OC?
September 7, 2010 12:00:18 PM

Hi there, my pc is slow on some gaming so i want to up my pc to its max.
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September 7, 2010 12:12:08 PM

Download a program such as Speedfan and check the temps as you gradually increase the clock speed in your BIOS or O/C program.

The ASUS motherboard should be able to give a decent overlock and 2.0Ghz to 2.4Ghz doesn't sound like a massive overclock. You may have to decide whether it is worth investing in a new cooler if you can't reach 2.4Ghz with your standard cooler. I have the Coolermaster 212+ and it's pretty good.
September 7, 2010 12:23:08 PM

doive1231, can you tell me how to overclock with the settings i need please? thanks
September 7, 2010 12:54:29 PM

faseman7 said:
Hi there, my pc is slow on some gaming so i want to up my pc to its max.


What games are you planning on playing? This CPU is not really built for gaming and even overclocked you might still not be satisfied with the results.
September 7, 2010 1:00:44 PM

all games inc mw2, halo3, bc2 etc, are there any good AGP mobo+CPU on the market as my Gforce graphics is AGP. I dont really want to switch to PCI-E yet. Thanks
September 7, 2010 1:20:15 PM

faseman7 said:
all games inc mw2, halo3, bc2 etc, are there any good AGP mobo+CPU on the market as my Gforce graphics is AGP. I dont really want to switch to PCI-E yet. Thanks


How much is your budget?
September 7, 2010 1:25:50 PM

No more than £150
September 7, 2010 2:35:34 PM

faseman7 said:
My PSU will be fine cos it is 500w. Thanks for the links, i will look into it. I have also a 18month old Aspire Acer M1640 PC. http://www.mynewcheap.co.uk/products/details/acer-aspir...
Whether it would be better to upgrade this one i dont know. Thanks Again.


The Acer has a Celeron processor which is in the same class as the Sempron.

I was more worried about the type of power connector to the Motherboard on your PSU.
September 7, 2010 3:05:12 PM

If you can find it. Also ensure that it is supported by your motherboard.

Sure it would help but your video card needs to be upgraded too.

Honestly I wouldn't upgrade this computer. Save your money and build a new one.
September 7, 2010 3:34:56 PM

Or what about these. Might aswell go for it.



Athlon II X2 245 £64.99

Asus M4A77TD PRO £99.99

DDR3 Dimm 2GB 1333 £69.99

Akasa AK968 Heatsink £24.99

ICUTE JET CASE SI £49.99


September 7, 2010 4:30:13 PM

faseman7 said:
Or what about these. Might aswell go for it.



Athlon II X2 245 £64.99

Asus M4A77TD PRO £99.99

DDR3 Dimm 2GB 1333 £69.99

Akasa AK968 Heatsink £24.99

ICUTE JET CASE SI £49.99



Is the Athlon CPU a box cpu or OEM? If its box the stock cooler should be fine unless you are palnning to OC. Is there an Athlon II X3 thats cost slightly more?
September 7, 2010 4:35:28 PM

AMD Athlon II X3 435 / 2.9 GHz - Socket AM3 - L2 1.5 MB ( 3 x 512 KB ) - Box £82.49
September 7, 2010 5:18:34 PM

faseman7 said:
AMD Athlon II X3 435 / 2.9 GHz - Socket AM3 - L2 1.5 MB ( 3 x 512 KB ) - Box £82.49


thats about 20 more. Have you though about which video card you would like?
September 7, 2010 6:00:02 PM

Is this any good? ATI Radeon™ HD5750 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card
September 8, 2010 7:18:38 AM

faseman7 said:
Is this any good? ATI Radeon™ HD5750 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card


That's a good card and would compliment the CPUs that we talked about. What is your ultimate budget limit btw?
September 8, 2010 7:22:50 AM

Ultimate budget for a build is £350 max
September 8, 2010 7:35:33 AM

faseman7 said:
Ultimate budget for a build is £350 max


Then I would go with the XII then up the video card to 5770 since the card performs the almost the same with an X2 or an X3.

Does the case comes with a decent power supply?
September 8, 2010 7:40:01 AM

faseman7 said:
Or what about these. Might aswell go for it.



Athlon II X2 245 £64.99

Asus M4A77TD PRO £99.99

DDR3 Dimm 2GB 1333 £69.99

Akasa AK968 Heatsink £24.99

ICUTE JET CASE SI £49.99



I would also try to find a cheaper Motherboard. That one has 2 pcie slots but the second slot is 4x only so you won't even want to use it as a Crossfire.
September 8, 2010 8:08:54 AM

Case supplied with 600w PSU, what motherboard do you recommend?
September 8, 2010 8:58:56 AM

faseman7 said:
Case supplied with 600w PSU, what motherboard do you recommend?



I'm not sure where you're getting your prices from but if you can select 2 other am3 motherboards that are cheaper then I can help you choose which is better.
September 8, 2010 9:06:59 AM

Take a look at this article. It's Tom's budget gaming system this month.

$400 Gaming PC
September 8, 2010 9:26:05 AM

Yeah not bad, least i have got some ideas now, thanks very much punnar for your time and help.
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