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AMD Athlon 5000+ help?

AlexKV

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Hello everybody, I'm new to this forum, but I'm following it for few months.
I'm hardware enthusiastic, like to modify everything that can be modified...
So, these days, i overclocked my Nvidia 8600 GT video card, have made a vmod, better cooling, working pretty good.
CPU is AMD Athlon 5000+ 2.6GHz, clocked on almost 2.9GHz (225x13), but it doesn't have unlocked multiplier, so the only to push it more is, i guess, to increase voltage.
I have A Biostar NF520-A2 SE motherboard, and in BIOS, it says that CPU Vcore is 1.31v, and i know it should be 1.35.
- Is there any way to increase CPU voltage because the Vcore option is locked in BIOS, and i haven't studied that part yet very much. These days, i don't have 4 hours a day to read forums as i did for video cards studying.
 
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Shame on me, i've never checked for MB drivers... Thank you very much! :)
I will reply the results here.
 

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no ammount over overclocking is gonna do much good here
old cpu is old
 

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I know that. What do you think, will AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ give it an apparent improvement? Is it worth a $50 for a used one (with another cooler).
 
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Not worth it unless it comes with mobo and ram. Not for something that old, people give them away now. Good upgrade though.
 

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Then i'll just use this old thing for one more year, and save money for a whole new system.
 

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There is nothing wrong with that old 5000+ I don't understand why people are dicks about old systems. Try ntune or crystal cpuid and try to bump the voltage up in windows.
 

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How to "bump the voltage" in windows? :eek:
And about old systems, as i never had a better computer, i'm satisfied for now because it actually runs Photoshop, Skyrim and similar stuff pretty good...
 
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I'd guess a volt mod for that board does exist. Either for the bios or a hard mod. I'd try asking at the ocworkbench forums, I've used a few modded bios files and hard volt mod guides there that came in handy.