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Old 08-28-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade an older system. Would this be a good deal???

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Old 08-28-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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I've never heard of the board manufacture, and the CPU being overclocked that hard kinda scares me.....But the Sempron cores are VERY good. I've only had one for a couple weeks now and I love it.
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I have never had a problem with overclocking, but I've only dealt with Intel. My current video editing station has a 1.6A P4 oc'd to 2.13 and has been running 24/7/365 for atleast 3 years now. It even runs grid.org, so the cpu is maxed all the time. Never missed a tick. another grid station runs a P3 460, oc'd to 650 or somewhere abouts with no problems. several others in the same boat.
Foxconn is a good manufacturer, but remember, different companies have different quality standards, so the contract manufacturer in this case is not the weak link. That being said, it'* awful hard these days to find a motherboard that doesn't work at least nominally. As long as you have some warranty to fall back on you should be fine. These days it'* cheaper to just get a machine like Nate did.
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I have never had a problem with overclocking, but I've only dealt with Intel. My current video editing station has a 1.6A P4 oc'd to 2.13 and has been running 24/7/365 for atleast 3 years now. It even runs grid.org, so the cpu is maxed all the time. Never missed a tick. another grid station runs a P3 460, oc'd to 650 or somewhere abouts with no problems. several others in the same boat.
Foxconn is a good manufacturer, but remember, different companies have different quality standards, so the contract manufacturer in this case is not the weak link. That being said, it'* awful hard these days to find a motherboard that doesn't work at least nominally. As long as you have some warranty to fall back on you should be fine. These days it'* cheaper to just get a machine like Nate did.
And then Haul it to MOS' on a saturday with beer and format the wrong drive and screw up the formatting another time on top of that LOL
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I bought a POS HP from someone and the MB died so I figured that it would be cheaper than buying a new system.
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if it'* an hp, most likely your power supply won't work with a standard motherboard. alot of the older hp'* were propietary connectors and motherboards. you may be able to ebay the actual motherboard or even the same chassis for less.
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If it'* OC'ed, I'd be weary. It'* like buying a car that'* been modded. It'* risky cause you don't know how reliable it may be.
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If it'* OC'ed, I'd be weary. It'* like buying a car that'* been modded. It'* risky cause you don't know how reliable it may be.
That'* kinda where I was going with my first post......Travis also has a good point about the HP powersupplies working with the board.
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If it'* OC'ed, I'd be weary. It'* like buying a car that'* been modded. It'* risky cause you don't know how reliable it may be.
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AMD Sempron 2300+ overclocked to AMD Pro 3600+

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There'* no way to overclock a Sempron to a Pro. Apples and oranges. The speed may be comparable, but overclocking to that extent as shown above is dangerous. I would suspect some damage unless the person really knew how to keep that sucker cool.
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I just built my parents a system with that board and an XP2600+ and i didn't have a single problem. It'* this one here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186061
But if you're looking to upgrade, I'd go all out and do mobo, psu, ram, cpu, all at once.
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