Acer Aspire T120E Athlon 3200+ upgrade

  Tinker2 19:38 15 Mar 13
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I have just bought an Athlon 3200+ cpu to upgrade my PC, how do I change the settings to get the most out of it? Also, can I over-clock it and if so how?

  retep888™ 01:30 16 Mar 13

<< I have just bought an Athlon 3200+ cpu to upgrade my PC >> You understand your 3200+ is a socket A & very old indeed.

<< how do I change the settings to get the most out of it? >> Doesn't matter how you tweak the settings ,it'll still be too slow for today's computing standard.

<< Also, can I over-clock it and if so how? >> I doubt the Acer bios will let you do it.

  Tinker2 09:12 16 Mar 13

Yeah I know its an old chip, its going into an old PC. The Acer Aspire T120E sports a G74M motherboard, and the Athlon 3200+ is the best cpu this board will support. Perhaps I wasnt clear in my initial post, Im upgrading from a Sempron to an Athlon, will I find dip or pin switches or is it altered in the bios? Please feel free to give as much detail as you can. Thanks

  retep888™ 11:50 16 Mar 13

<<Im upgrading from a Sempron to an Athlon, will I find dip or pin switches or is it altered in the bios?>>

No, you don't need to do anything in the bios, it'll be recognised. Make sure you clean the old thermal paste & reapply it on the heatsink/fan.

I'm sure you'll see an instant performance boost from the Athlon chip compare to the Sempron , done that before but don't expect miracles. :)

P.S. Don't forget you might have to upgrade the rams to achieve the full performance boost but please work out the price first to see if it really worths.

  Tinker2 13:02 17 Mar 13

Thanks. Regarding the memory, I also have 2x 1gb memory to install at the same time (again the most this mobo will support). Whilst not expecting miracles I am hoping for a marked improvement.

Thanks again for the help.

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