can anyone help? overclocking an amd athlon/xp 1700

By paul_skinbakk
Sep 18, 2007
  1. does anyone know how much i can overclock my cpu?
    i have a amd athlon/xp 1700 processor and a asrock ks741 mobo.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Overclocking an Athlon XP 1700 on an Asrock KS741 is a waste of time... as the improvment is minimal.
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    yes.. i certainly agree with raybay.. You could overclock if you want, but there wouldn't be much of an improvement.

    Regards Jase
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    I always ran my 1700 at 333mhz bus speed which effectively turned it into a 2500. If you're sticking with socket A and your mobo supports 400mhz bus, look on Ebay for a 3200. They should be really cheap.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Really cheap, but only for as long as they last.
    Better to just move up to the 2500, or higher.
  6. eijmaster

    eijmaster TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I'm able to overclock my 1700+ up to 2000+ and I can certainly notice the difference.
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