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    Question OC'ing Sempron 2500+ and gf fx5200

    Well, two questions really:
    1: How far should I push my sempron? (i've pushed the fsb to 188 mhz with pc2700 ram @ ~376 mhz).
    2: How come the temp lies around 42~44*C idle, max 49*C after playíng UT2003 and benchmarking with Aquamark3? I'm using the bundled fan that came with the cpu. (I'm not shure the temps are accurate; I'm using SpeedFan to check the fan speeds and temps.) Is it safe to turn up the voltage for the cpu a bit w/out buying a new fan, or at least raising the fsb a notch?

    About my fx5200
    1: Why's this card only set to 250 mhz core/300 mhz memory?
    I've seen people on other forums with theirs originally set to 250/333.
    2: Why can't I push the memory beyond 360 mhz? ( I first clicked on "Detect Optimal Frequencies" and got 273/350MHz)

    Please don't come with comments that I should buy a new gfx card cuz I just can't afford it. Besides, it's not entierly my pc anyway.

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    Default Re: OC'ing Sempron 2500+ and gf fx5200

    Quote Originally Posted by ifander
    Well, two questions really:
    1: How far should I push my sempron? (i've pushed the fsb to 188 mhz with pc2700 ram @ ~376 mhz).
    Well you could've pushed further (and better) with PC3200 but if your BIOS allows then you can reduce the CPU/memory ratio or raise the memory voltage and/or lower the timmings (but you may take a performance hit with reduce ratio or timings).
    2: How come the temp lies around 42~44*C idle, max 49*C after playíng UT2003 and benchmarking with Aquamark3? I'm using the bundled fan that came with the cpu. (I'm not shure the temps are accurate; I'm using SpeedFan to check the fan speeds and temps.) Is it safe to turn up the voltage for the cpu a bit w/out buying a new fan, or at least raising the fsb a notch?
    Depending on your BIOS then try the next voltage step up (try not to go more than 0.1v above stock before checking those temps again) and run a couple of benchmarks to make sure of no instabilities.

    About my fx5200
    1: Why's this card only set to 250 mhz core/300 mhz memory?
    I've seen people on other forums with theirs originally set to 250/333.
    Not every brand sticks to nVIDIA's spec's.
    2: Why can't I push the memory beyond 360 mhz? ( I first clicked on "Detect Optimal Frequencies" and got 273/350MHz)
    See above or your case has very poor airflow.

    Please don't come with comments that I should buy a new gfx card cuz I just can't afford it. Besides, it's not entierly my pc anyway.
    I'll keep my thoughts to myself <SMALL>(laughs to one's self)</SMALL>
    Last edited by wayout44; 12-13-2004 at 09:10 PM.

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    Default Re: OC'ing Sempron 2500+ and gf fx5200

    No offence m8, but u rrl need to change ur graphics card.

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    Default Re: OC'ing Sempron 2500+ and gf fx5200

    Not everyone games so not everyone needs more than the FX5200...

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    Default Re: OC'ing Sempron 2500+ and gf fx5200

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Not everyone games so not everyone needs more than the FX5200...
    Well, that's not the case here... However, that was still a pretty dumb comment from that last guy considering:
    Quote Originally Posted by ifander
    Please don't come with comments that I should buy a new gfx card cuz I just can't afford it. Besides, it's not entierly my pc anyway.

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