Overclocking An AMD 64

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  1. Fee

    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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    I took you all advice on the Socket 754, and going to build my friend an AMD 64, I can get it around the same price under $700 if I overclock. using these

    MSI "K8T NEO-FSR" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor -

    I was wondering if any of you guys tried it, and what HSF did you use? I was thinking about using this one.
    ZALMAN Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 775/478/754/939/940, Model "CNPS7700-CU"
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    But I was wondering what you guys recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ACA

    ACA Sometimes I feel lonely at night OT Supporter

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    Your best option for overclocking would probably be a heatsink manufactured by Thermalright rather than Zalman. Zalman makes excellent heatsinks, however, they're mainly designed to be quiet. Thermalright is designed to brutally murder the heat put out by an overclocked CPU.

    You'd have to take a look at their AMD line of coolers and pick the one that you need. Also, if you do decide to purchase a Thermalright heatsink, be sure to check beforehand if it will actually fit on your motherboard, as some of their headsinks are enormous!

    www.thermalright.com
     
  3. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    How much are you looking to overclock? I bumped my 3200+ up 20fsb (200 MHz) and it's doing just fine on the stock cooler. I've been burned before by buying some fancy-ass heatsink and the proc (P4 1.8A) just didn't have the headroom.
     
  4. Fee

    Fee Boba Fett Likes the Nips

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    A 2800 (1.80) to 2.2
     
  5. accord 4 me

    accord 4 me Goooooooooooooooogle

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    i'll agree with the other guy, thermalright is all i use and i can overclock so well with their stuff
     
  6. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I'm throwing a thermalright xp-90 on my 754 3000 :wackit:
     

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