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Old 04-05-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Basicly i have an old computer in the atic . I am going to get it down and mess around with it. And i was wondering could it be made any good it has:
P3 450mhz
64 SDram
8Mb 3dfx 3000
6.4gb Harddrive
DVD
I was wondering would these things make a diffrence.
The processor begining overclocked to 500mhz+ (as far as it will go)
128mb More RAM
64mb geforce 2.
Just wondering. Also how do you over clock processors i have an idea how it is done but am unshore.
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You will have to do it in the BIOS with the voltages/multipliers and bus speeds etc.
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That is kinda what i thought but i wasn't shore. Would this make any diffrence to the computer if i add 128mb ram and a geforce 2 .
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The RAM would be a great help.
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The RAM and the Graphics would be a big help.

On a different subject - I'm just finishing off reinstalling vBulletin - so I'll e-mail you when it is up and completed.
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Basicly i have an old computer in the atic . I am going to get it down and mess around with it. And i was wondering could it be made any good it has:
P3 450mhz
64 SDram
8Mb 3dfx 3000
6.4gb Harddrive
DVD
I was wondering would these things make a diffrence.
The processor begining overclocked to 500mhz+ (as far as it will go)
128mb More RAM
64mb geforce 2.
Just wondering. Also how do you over clock processors i have an idea how it is done but am unshore.

The best thing would be to know up the FSB first. This will take awhile as you should only up it by afew mhz at a time, then restart and see if its stable
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:40 PM   #7
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O.k then i will give it a shot.
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Personally - I woulnd't recommend Overclocking at all (unless it was to somebody I hate) - is it even worth the extra 50Mhz or so?
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Personally - I woulnd't recommend Overclocking at all (unless it was to somebody I hate) - is it even worth the extra 50Mhz or so?
I doubt 50 MHz would make a difference, but he might's aswell try.

I would like to overclock my current CPU, but coz i have a crappy NEC mobo, they have locked everything, so i cant even knock up the FSB on it. The only reason i want to overclock, and im sure why most people do, is to save money on buying a faster CPU. Just get a cheap one, good heatsick and fan, and then overclock. I could get my 2.5GHz up to about 3.2 GHz with no trouble. After that, it probably would make my system unstable
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I doubt 50 MHz would make a difference, but he might's aswell try.

I would like to overclock my current CPU, but coz i have a crappy NEC mobo, they have locked everything, so i cant even knock up the FSB on it. The only reason i want to overclock, and im sure why most people do, is to save money on buying a faster CPU. Just get a cheap one, good heatsick and fan, and then overclock. I could get my 2.5GHz up to about 3.2 GHz with no trouble. After that, it probably would make my system unstable
A 2.5 going at 3.2 would not last very long!
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A 2.5 going at 3.2 would not last very long!
Will if i get the case with the nuber of fans i want in

Even if it dont, i'll still be able to get it to about 2.8-3.0 fine. I know they last, one of my friends is running a 2.5 at 2.9 and its fine. Temps rise to about 60 when under load, but at idle, less than 40.
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Will if i get the case with the nuber of fans i want in

Even if it dont, i'll still be able to get it to about 2.8-3.0 fine. I know they last, one of my friends is running a 2.5 at 2.9 and its fine. Temps rise to about 60 when under load, but at idle, less than 40.
Well - I suppose its safe but the ware and tear can't be too good and the life span must be shorted however much by. I'd prefer to keep my 2.2 as it is.
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Well - I suppose its safe but the ware and tear can't be too good and the life span must be shorted however much by. I'd prefer to keep my 2.2 as it is.
Really, it depends as the wear and tear comes from the heat thats given out. If you can keep the heat down, it should last aslong as it originally would (or maybe just a little less). But really, CPU's can last years (i have an 8 year old computer and i aint changed the CPU once and it still runs fine). More ofter than not, you upgrade it within say 2-3 years, an overclocked CPU, depending if you know what your doing and manage to keep the heat down, will still last longer than that
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Well - yeah - but still - I'd feel safer and happier with the set clock speed.
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Well - yeah - but still - I'd feel safer and happier with the set clock speed.
I'm just a cheap ass. I'd rather try get something that i would have to pay, say 300-300 quid if not more, for , for free.

Plus i know when to stop, unlike some people who think they can push a CPU to its limits and then past them. If the system becomes too unstable, lower the FSB to what it was stale at and leave it


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Lol - yeah! I don't know what I'd do with the rest of my time that I don't post if I didn't work at a Computer Shop!
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Lol - yeah! I don't know what I'd do with the rest of my time that I don't post if I didn't work at a Computer Shop!
The owner of the computer shop i go in is cool. If he doesn't like anything (and believe me he dont like much) he calls it wank


Im only there afew times aweek, just to see if they have anything new in, and sometimes give them a hand fixing/building comps for people. Its quite fun, and a very good laugh. Best part is, if i help them , i get paid
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Yeah, but I work for my Computer Shop - good fun. Nice 15% discount too!
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Yeah, but I work for my Computer Shop - good fun. Nice 15% discount too!
Would you mind getting me a few parts on your discount

I wanna work in a computer shop. From what i've done at my local one, its quite fun, and sometimes challenging, which is usually good coz it means i probably will learn something new Either that, or open my own sometime in the future, that would be cool. Getting paid to do what i like, fix and make computers
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Lol!

Yeah - it is fun! I do prefer Software but you can't beat some good old Hardware from time to time!
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