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Thread: Athlon XP Overclocking




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    I am new to this website and to overvlocking, I just bought a Athlon XP 1700+ and a Soltek 75DRV2. I already know how to unlock the chip (thanks to Tom's Hardware), however I am not exactly sure if I should mess with the FSB or the multiplier settings or what. I have a pretty good cooler (GlobalWin FOP32), so I am hoping to be able to overclock by 15%, is this unrealistic?
    Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    AMD Athlon 1700+
    Soltek 75DRV2
    GlobalWin FOP32
    512 MB DDR
    Geforce 3

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    Just a couple suggestions:

    1. If you want to overclock, and you've unlocked your Athlon already, then it's probably a good idea to gradually move both the FSB and the multipler up to see how stable it is... Remember, the FSB also effects the other components on the board, whereas the multiplier is the CPU only..

    2. While the FOP32 is a great cooler, they don't really stand up to today's overclocking conditions. I've got a FOP32 on an Athlon 1.1Ghz, and it gets very warm when I overclock that even a little. If you seriously want to overclock, then i'd invest in something a little better for cooling.

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    thanks for clarifying the FSB and multiplier stuff for me, beefy. Could tell me what would be a good air cooler or maybe even a inexpensive water cooler?

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    I'm not really the person to ask about that one.. but i'll do what I can..

    Don't know much about water cooling.. that's really only for the people who really wanna push the hell out of their system. There are a lot of good coolers on the market now. If you have a look through the cooling thread you might find some good suggestions in there..

    best of luck to ya.. :thumb:

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    Watercoolin' I'd really leave alone until ya've done a lot of homework on it but here is a list of HSF's that you should consider,
    Swiftech MCX462
    Alpha PAL8045
    Swiftech MCXC370
    Swiftech MCX370-OA
    Thermalright SK-6
    OCZ Gladiator
    and make sure that you get them with high quality fans. :smokin:
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    Let me add one more to the list that impressed me:

    Thermal Integration Dr. Thermal TI-V86N

    It cools great and the retention mechanism used on this sink will ease any worries of cracking the core. If it means anything, it is the cooler that I use on a normal basis on my personal machine.
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    i got a ASUS A7A 266 and a athlon 1600+xp

    i dont know who to unlock the chip please tell me how to or were to look to do it


    and any articals telling of others how have over clocked this system and to what?
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    Athlon xp 1700+
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    philips psc602 sound card
    Maxtor 7200 rpm 40 gig HD
    LG 8x4x32x
    Windows XP pro 2600 build

    2 new computers exactly the same

    E-machines T2200+
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    Here check this out for unlocking it. http://www6.tomshardware.com/column/...124/index.html :smokin:
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    From other's experiences in the Overclockers Australia forum, the XP processors tend not to be that great at overclocking - compared with say the Duron/Celerons of old.

    For the XP1700, you'd be very very lucky if you could get it up to 1.7Ghz even using extreme cooling.
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    Hey Onyx..... long time no see..... how have ya been? :wave:
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