Your best bet is to check various overclocking websites. Some processors do
better than others. Sometimes, you get one that 90% of them overclock great,
and the other 10% can't overclock at all.
Here are a few great sites (check the forums, too. A wealth of information
in there). Overclocking is more of an art than a science.
If you have the cooling for it, go for it. It is almost a free performance
gain. I'm running my CPU with watercooling, but there are some very good air
coolers out there that can do just as well.
Also, I have a P4 3.0 that I overclock to 3.6. I only gained .2 points in my
WEI (3.0 to 3.2 in WEI). Upgrading to a newer dual core CPU would be ideal,
though. Especially with prices so low on them right now. You'd get a HUGE
performance increase going from that 3000+ to ...say... a 5500+ or so.
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"Emil Lulic" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm really interested in a possibility of increasing my CPU performance on
> my Vista Ultimate 32-bit PC, with the following motherboard and CPU:
> nVidia nforce4-MA motherboard (AM2 socket)
> AMD Athlon 64 (3000+)(runs on 1.81 GHz)
> 1 Gb RAM
> Cooler Master Gemin II processor cooler (non-stock)
> Note: Windows Experience Index is 3.0 because of Processor, all other
> ratings are 4.5 and higher!
> Note #2: I have all newest motherboard (and other) drivers!
> Question: Should I try overclocking, and if yes, by how much, and how?
> Thanks in advance for your time and effort!
> Emil Lulic