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Thread: Oc newbie

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    hey,after that help from the WhaT TO BUY forum. I have bought myself alot of componts,except one,,the CPu. I got the gigabyte one. with 1gb ddr and 80gb.

    now heres the part i need to know,i am thinking about gettin the XP2100+,but how do u unlock it? i heard 2000+ was easier to unlock. If u can,is there any good web sites with pics that show me how to unlock 2100,2600 and 2000?

    also,wat PSU should i get? 350w?

    thanks *clap clap clap* to wiggo for the wonderful tips!*


  2. #2


    Well I ain't Wiggo (thank god :D jk man :)); and I try and avoid contact with the athlon workstation at the shop unless I absolutely need to use it... But, you can get unlocking kits online... If you havn't done it before, I'd suggest ya go that route.

    Edit: Oh ya PSU, I'd go with a 420 or better (350 should do ya, but, your cpu uses more wattage the higher you overclock, not to meantion everything else ya got running in your machine)... better to be safe than looking to upgrade your psu when ya don't need too.
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
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    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href=",1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    I've mentioned this before but here I go again. :D

    Just make sure that the total combined wattage of the 3.3 & 5 volt rails is at least 185W (all good PSU's will show this rating) though I use ones that total 200W myself on 350W rated units. The 12v rail does not need a hell of a lot of juice and this is where the elcheapo brands throw their load plus why they're so very unreliable. :devil win

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