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Topic Title: Amd Sempron 3100+. Some overclocking help?
Topic Summary: I just need a little help learning how to overclock...
Created On: 09/08/2009 06:40 PM
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 09/08/2009 06:40 PM
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Hey everyone, I'm new to the AMD Processors Forums.

I'm here to learn how to overclock my AMD Sempron 3100+ processor, hoping to get some at least better than ~1.8GHz... At least I can still play cod4 on this.

Here are my specs:
OS - Windows 7 RC, build 7100. 32-bit.
Processor - AMD Sempron 3100+, ~1.8GHz
Video Card - Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS - 256mb
Memory/RAM - DDR (don't know the exact number, tell me if I need it) - 2gb
Motherboard - Acer K8VM800MAE
Power Supply - 300W (tell me if more info is needed)
[If I missed anything, let me know]

I know what you're thinking... "It's 2009, why does this noob still have this old processor!?" Meh, this computer is 5 years old and teh only things upgraded are the Memory/RAM and Video Card. I'm only 15 and all the places to get a job around here are Fast Food... which requires age 16 or older. Anyway...

So yes, I'm hoping to get this overclocked to at least 2.2GHz.
 09/09/2009 04:34 AM
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The trouble with semprons is the lack of L2 cache, which no amount of overclocking can change. You may be able to find a socket 754 Athlon64 going cheap which will give better performance.

Can you say why you want to overclock to 2.2GHz?

I would suggest you upgrade your power supply before doing anything else.

MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 09/09/2009 06:33 PM
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Well, I'm not going to spend any money on this machine. All my money is headed towards a new computer from I can get an AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition system with DDR3 memory for like $800.
Anyway, I'd like to get somewhere around 2.2GHz because I heard this processor can get up to that... and also because a lot of my games (CS:S, Cod4) have been running a little laggy since I've gotten Windows 7, and I love it. Don't just say, "Well, Windows 7 is still in beta and needs more GHz blah blah blah." because I've heard this before and I know, I just want to max out my performance with this until I get a new computer, which could range from a few months to a year.

Well, my parents own a Computer store where they sell parts and fix computers, so I know a bit. I recently saw an AMD Sempron 3200+ or something.... it had 2.0GHz. They may still have it. I asked at the time and they said it wasn't worth it. I'll experiment with this processor until I get it to work or fry it, lol.

Thank you for your reply.
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