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Thinking about building another computer

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kfunk

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Jan 21, 2003
I'm thinking about building a computer for my brother. My real question would be what AMD cpu can I overclock like my XP 1700 TBred?
 

dead_man311

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Sep 8, 2003
Location
Some where in Michigan
I Got my 2800 Barton up to 2330MHz on my cheap old P.S. and ram. runs stable temps are good between 108 f and 111 f. if you dont want to spend that much if you can find a unlocked 2500+ Barton ive heard those are very good to oc. both are very nice with both having the 512 cache.

im not sure about any other chips i had a 2000+ but it was never oc'ed since the board was junk. i hope this may help you a lil. Good luck and i hope you find the one you are looking for
 

larva

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Jul 12, 2002
This is getting old guys. It's not really difficult to figure out this post belongs in the AMD cpu section. I am close to reaching the end of my patience with this, a point at which I simply delete posts on sight that are in the wrong category.
 

lostshoe420

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Dec 22, 2003
there are 2 i saw for sale on ebay, but the prices were getting exorbitant

you're better off calling around computer shops or something
 

dead_man311

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Sep 8, 2003
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Some where in Michigan
i got my unlocked from newegg and i seen around more people are getting unlocked ones from newegg. probly call them up and ask them to. i called them the other day and it was a real peson to not a press 1 for this which was nice to hear and i asked them about a CPU and right away they answerd it. othewr than that like Lostshoe said try calling some local shops see what they got
 
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kfunk

kfunk

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Jan 21, 2003
I have unlocking kit at home. Maybe I can unlock it.

Looking at your sig dead_man311, you were only able to overclock your barton to 2.3Ghz? It's not as extreme overclock as 700Mhz - 1Ghz w/ 1700 Tbreds
 

Maxvla

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Jun 26, 2002
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OKC
kfunk said:
I have unlocking kit at home. Maybe I can unlock it.

Looking at your sig dead_man311, you were only able to overclock your barton to 2.3Ghz? It's not as extreme overclock as 700Mhz - 1Ghz w/ 1700 Tbreds
the barton/tbred core maxes out about 2.5ghz on air. doesn't matter if its a 1700 tbred or a 3200 barton. both will max about the same. this is why you see alot of people buy the slowest cpu of a new generation. a la 2.4c when the 800fsb intel chips were released. cheaper and about the same overclockability as the 3.0c.