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    Should I risk it and Overclock my 550e then??

    I posted the message about getting 566 to 850. So if I keep my 550e should I clock it?
    I paid 400$can for it, so its not like it cost me 60$ and I don't have to worrie it it goes on me. Im kinda hesitant to clock it, cause it cost me 400$can, but should I go for 650, and leave it at that. It's got heat paste, and Im thinking of ordering one of those delta alpha combos from 3dfxcooling.com. So what you all think?
    I could also still sell it and get a 566cely.
    But my chip IS a coppermine.

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    I also got an ABIT-BE6-2 motherboard, so overclocking on this board is easy. Thanks for any input.

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    Heck yes!

    Give it a try. This is the one, it really cools but it is Not quiet! Alpha X Delta
    If you lived here, you'd be home by now...

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    Hell yeah!! You have one of the better proc to o/c. The 550e, 600e, 650e, and 700e are all great for o/cing.

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    Yeah, ofcourse you should o/c it!!
    What more do ya have?? Give us the whole system specs...

    potac, you forgot the 500e...



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    Overclocking isn't going to wreck your processor in one go. You can experiment with it for weeks if you want.

    Your 550E will definitely get you 600+ ! If you're lucky and it has the new cB0 stepping then you can get it to 700+ !
    ? Quantum Physics ? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    My system specs are
    Abit-BE6-2
    Pentium-3 550e coppermine
    128meg pc-100
    9.1gig quantum Fireball KA (udma/66 enabled)
    4x4x24 HP 8200 series re-writer
    Geforce SDR 32meg
    Soundblaster Live X-gamer
    Four Point surounrd speakers.
    17" .26 monitor
    (every time I look at my system it looks wicked, then I come here and all you guys got like 800mhz machines and better stuff, making my machine like the lowest of the lowest.

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    My system specs are
    Abit-BE6-2
    Pentium-3 550e coppermine
    128meg pc-100
    9.1gig quantum Fireball KA (udma/66 enabled)
    4x4x24 HP 8200 series re-writer
    Geforce SDR 32meg
    Soundblaster Live X-gamer
    Four Point surounrd speakers.
    17" .26 monitor
    (every time I look at my system it looks wicked, then I come here and all you guys got like 800mhz machines and better stuff, making my machine like the lowest of the lowest.

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    Oh Boy! You're going to go well into the 600 + MHz for sure.

    You have a perfectly built overclocking system.

    Abit-BE6-2

    This motherboard has more FSB settings then any other motherboard out on the market today! You can't go wrong trying to overclock with this sucker! It has 1 MHz increments for overclocking which will let you squeeze out every single MHz out of your chip!

    Pentium-3 550e coppermine

    COPPERMINE! COPPERMINE! That says it all!

    128meg pc-100

    Oops! I didn't see this. Your RAM might hold you back a bit but if you got good quality RAM them it should allow you to hit at least 120 FSB. That'll get your processor running at 660 MHz. If you could get PC133 RAM and ran your FSB at 133 MHz then you would have a computer running at 733 MHz.

    9.1gig quantum Fireball KA (udma/66 enabled)

    These drives have no prblem running at high FSB's.

    4x4x24 HP 8200 series re-writer

    Fine.

    Geforce SDR 32meg

    GeForce's are the best cards to run at 89 MHz which your BX chipset will set the card to. You'll even get bettter performance with the AGP slot at that setting.

    Soundblaster Live X-gamer

    No Problem.

    Four Point surounrd speakers.
    17" .26 monitor


    These don't matter.

    Go ahead and start clocking it... you won't regret it!
    ? Quantum Physics ? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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