overclocking an AMD 2500+

insanityfell

insanityfell

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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???
 
grover

grover

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#2
Heat-pipe and a loudass high-cfm fan :) Thermalright makes some really killer heatpipe HSFs- they give damn near water performance on air.
 
Martin_89

Martin_89

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#3
if money is no option why did you order a 9200SE?? :D

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
 
Marvt74

Marvt74

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#4
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
 
SaulTurnedPaul

SaulTurnedPaul

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Originally posted by Martin_89
if money is no option why did you order a 9200SE?? :D

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. :)
 
insanityfell

insanityfell

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#6
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
 
Martin_89

Martin_89

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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
 
insanityfell

insanityfell

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#8
can you suggest any certain brand??? i know layouts are all basically the same, but is there any frontrunners?
 
Martin_89

Martin_89

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#9
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.
 
flat-v8

flat-v8

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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.