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Athlon 64 3000+ 100% Overclock
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Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 10 May 2007 13:46

MadShrimps

We overclock a golden oldie, the Athlon 3000+ was a favorite among hardware enthusiasts back in May 2005, now-a-days it´s Core 2 Duo, but with the help of some Dry Ice we can extract a bit more power from this AMD CPU. Read on to find out if we reach our 100% overclocking goal.

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With the Intel Core 2 Duo ruling the performance charts it seems impossible to get any worthy scores with an AMD Athlon 64 system? Let´s see what a low end 3000+ Venice AMD CPU can pull of once we go for the extreme overclocking levels.

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Let’s start of with gathering the components for our OC build, with AMD dumping their prices and people upgrading to higher end Intel/AMD systems it becomes quite feasible to build a complete system “on the cheap”.

  • DFI LP NF4 Ultra-D and SLI-D Motherboards
  • 2* 256Mb PC3200 DDR1 Winbond BH-5 Memory Modules
  • Tagan 520W Power Supply
  • 10kg of Dry Ice and Copper Tube for extreme cooling

All this lined and ready for testing on my desk.

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