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Overclocking my Sempron 2800+


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#1 faseman7

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:38 AM

Can i overclock my Sempron 2800+ to up it from 2.0ghz to 2.4ghz? If so can you tell me how. Here is my PC components. Thanks for your time.

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name
User Name

Motherboard:
CPU Type Unknown, 2000 MHz (12 x 167) 2800+
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-LA (Kelut) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8378A UniChrome KM400A
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (09/02/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Hitachi HDT725032VLAT80 (298 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4083B (DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:4x/2x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:24x/16x/32x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive IDE-DVD ROM 6116
Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
F: (NTFS) 305234 MB (66411 MB free)

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:25 AM

Hi faseman7, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Is this a custom build? If not, please post the make and model of this computer.

If this is an off the shelf computer there is a better than good chance the the BIOS has been locked to prevent overclocking as doing this can result in a much shorter lifespan.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:30 AM

It is a standard off the shelf PC that i have added a Gfrorce 7800 graphics card and a 500w PSU. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c00069442

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:50 AM

Yep... HP locks their BIOS to prevent their computers from being overclocked.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:55 AM

Ok thanks alot for your time.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:33 AM

No problem, sorry the news wasn't what you were hoping for.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

So if i was to build one, would you say these were any good?


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:56 PM

Actually, those old Socket A CPUs were good overclockers, and since the multipliers were "adjustable", you could tweek multipliers in hardware vs using the BIOS to do it. Those CPUs had bridges that were laser cut by AMD locking down the multipliers. A steady hand, some conductive paint, a magnifying glass and you were in business.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overcl...ng-amd,208.html

If you don't want to take a chance on trashing what you have, leave it alone. Those old Socket A chips were prone to cracking/chipping the cores when removing/installing the heatsinks, and the heatsinks themselves could be a PITA to install. One slip of whatever tool you are using to move the spring clip and you can easily trash a motherboard.

Long story short, if you are determined enough, you can overclock that CPU, but it is a PITA and you run the chance of trashing your CPU to do it. Just more trouble than it is worth to get an extra 400 mhz you likely won't notice.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:20 PM

This may be true, but not something a novice should undertake unless they are willing to make the possible sacrifice in the name of learning.

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