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    overclocking an AMD 2500+

    I just got the following from newegg...

    AMD 2500+
    DFI NFII Ultra Infnity
    Geil 2x256 pc3200
    Gigabyte 9200SE 128MB

    Any suggestions on heat sink/fan???
    I'd also like to do the best with the video card and memory. I've gotten as far as setting the cpu @ 11x184, any more and the system reboots. I wanna see this baby hit 2.4GHz if I can. Although money's no object, I'm alittle hesistant on going for water cooling. My best options are???
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    Heat-pipe and a loudass high-cfm fan Thermalright makes some really killer heatpipe HSFs- they give damn near water performance on air.
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    if money is no option why did you order a 9200SE??

    well get a thermalright copper Heatsink and a nice big 80MM fan. its probably rebooting because of the memory, try adjusting the timings from 2CL to 2.5CL or somthing, or giving the memory more voltage, infact firstly increase your Vcore
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    If you go thermalright get a 92mm fan it will push just as much if not more air and lower rpm thus be much quieter.

    Its likely the PSU being the problem about reboots though. Especially if it is from an old build
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    Originally posted by Martin_89
    if money is no option why did you order a 9200SE??

    well get a thermalright copper Heatsink and a nice big 80MM fan. its probably rebooting because of the memory, try adjusting the timings from 2CL to 2.5CL or somthing, or giving the memory more voltage, infact firstly increase your Vcore
    I never write posts agreeing with people, but in this case its necessary. Why did you get a 9200SE? That's slower than a 9000 Pro, half as fast as a 9600, and that is even three times slower than an 9800. I would send that back and exchange it for at least a 9600XT if not a 9800 Pro (They're practically $200 even now) if you plan to do anything resembling gaming. And if you aren't gaming, then why would you want to o/c your CPU? I guess I'm just surprised.
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    Well, this is the first system I've built, and I've never really delved into video cards much. Will take all your advice though, look into a better one. Thanks
    Aspire Turbo case w/6 case fans
    Abit AN7 rev C1 nForce2 Ultra 400
    AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.205GHz
    Thermalright SLK900A w/92mm Tornado
    Abit Radeon 9600XT All In Wonder 594/796
    Geil Dual Channel 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200 6-3-2-2.5
    Sound Blaster® X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty
    2-Maxtor Ultra Series Kit 120GB SATA L01M120 Raid0 (OS & Programs)
    Western Digital Special Edition 120GB WD1200JB 8MB (Data)
    Lite-On CD-Rom 48x
    NEC 4X DVD +RW/-RW Drive
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    definately a good idea, at least a 9600XT but if you can afford it look for a 9700PRO or even a 9800PRO/XT
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    can you suggest any certain brand??? i know layouts are all basically the same, but is there any frontrunners?
    Aspire Turbo case w/6 case fans
    Abit AN7 rev C1 nForce2 Ultra 400
    AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.205GHz
    Thermalright SLK900A w/92mm Tornado
    Abit Radeon 9600XT All In Wonder 594/796
    Geil Dual Channel 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200 6-3-2-2.5
    Sound Blaster® X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty
    2-Maxtor Ultra Series Kit 120GB SATA L01M120 Raid0 (OS & Programs)
    Western Digital Special Edition 120GB WD1200JB 8MB (Data)
    Lite-On CD-Rom 48x
    NEC 4X DVD +RW/-RW Drive
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    well ive got a Sapphire, saphire make some of the boards for ATi so they are as close to "built by ATi" as yo can get. so id go for a shapphire, but most are all the same.
    Gigabyte Z87M-D3H l Pentium DC 3.2GHz l 16GB Ram l 64GB OCZ SSD l Radeon 7750 OC Edition l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
    Dell OptiPlex 745 l Intel C2D E6600 2.4GHz l 4GB Ram l 64GB OCZ SSD l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
    Lenovo ThinkPad T61 l C2D T7700 2.4GHz l 8GB Ram l 60GB Kingston SSD l Windows 7 Ultimate X64

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    Haven't got it yet, Fedex said tomorrow, but I got the PowerColor 9800SE for $159 I hope to get a good card to do the softmod trick w/Omega's 4.2xx drivers and unlock the 4 locked pipelines, with 128mb 2.4ns ram, 256 bit, and all 8 pipes open she'll be a 9800 PRO. Some cards work fine, others show artifacts w/8 pipes, its potluck.

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    well, looked around for awhile and found this card that supports video capture also. I have some hi-8 film i'd like to transfer to dvd. what do you guys think?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...121-501&depa=0
    Aspire Turbo case w/6 case fans
    Abit AN7 rev C1 nForce2 Ultra 400
    AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ @ 2.205GHz
    Thermalright SLK900A w/92mm Tornado
    Abit Radeon 9600XT All In Wonder 594/796
    Geil Dual Channel 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200 6-3-2-2.5
    Sound Blaster® X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty
    2-Maxtor Ultra Series Kit 120GB SATA L01M120 Raid0 (OS & Programs)
    Western Digital Special Edition 120GB WD1200JB 8MB (Data)
    Lite-On CD-Rom 48x
    NEC 4X DVD +RW/-RW Drive
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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