Originally Posted by Hostile
1. The CPU was actually a hand-me-down from a friend and he said he used to overclock it to 3 GHz. Know of any guides that would help me with that?
2. Is there a problem with Windows XP not knowing how to use 4 GB of RAM or is that just a problem of XP just not seeing the extra RAM even though it works? I'll look into buying either 1 or 2 sticks of the same RAM.
I think I would just prefer to upgrade my CPU/mobo at the same time and get a real good one and I can't do that just yet after spending money on the new video card. Forget that. What would be the best CPU for the motherboard I have? All I see on Newegg is the 5600 that does 2.9 GHz.
1. Overclocking is a lot on the motherboard. Maybe your motherboard doesn't support OC well, so you'd have to check it out on other forums other documentation, maybe the official forums for that support.
2. That's right, Windows XP 32-bit won't support 4 gigs. You should upgrade your OS to 64 bit as well =/ Even at stock, your rig should have little issues with 64 bit OS
I think you're right about the 5600+. I don't see anything better than that for AM2