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I'm a AMD 64 Virgin, And I need to know what to expect.

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Dec 7, 2003
New York City
I just got my New AMD 64 2800+ and it's the Newcastle version because it end is AX right? The board that I bought with it is the abit-KV8. And I got 1GB of level One Mushkin PC3200 2-3-2. What can I expect from my setup? Will the CPU be able to do like 2.2GHz since it's a new stepping? More importantly will this motherboard allow such overclocking? I would set it up as 9x245 to get 2.2GHz. Is it true that 245MHz bus speed is very hard to get? Should I cool the chipset? If anyone has this board or PC please give me your advice. thanks.


Aug 14, 2003
Woodbridge, Va
I just got my system today andi had no problems at all. I can get 270HTT. With some tweaking and figuring out i can prob reach 300+.

The chipset got pretty hot for my comfort so i added a fan on the heatsink.


May 8, 2004
are the desktop newcastle cores overclocking better than the mobile claw hammers on average?