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specool.gif Nice guide.

Thanks! smile.gif

Also, bump, so more ppl would see and it proly gets pinned in the AMD section thumb.gif
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Thanks for the guide, will try to OC my Athlon II x2 250 tommorow because the HD6850 is kinda bottlenecked biggrin.gif. Hope I will reach 3.5Ghz+
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Thanks for the guide, will try to OC my Athlon II x2 250 tommorow because the HD6850 is kinda bottlenecked biggrin.gif. Hope I will reach 3.5Ghz+

My 260 managed to get to 3.7 @1.55v smile.gif But I had crappy cooling back then, with better it could have reached higher, don't know. Good luck!

EDIT: You could use an extra 2Gb RAM too wink.gif
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/16/11 at 3:27pm
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Yea another thing im worried about is my RAM, it was kinda cheap.
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Yea another thing im worried about is my RAM, it was kinda cheap.

Probably the cheapest Kingston i guess?

KVR 1333?

No reason to worry. I had the exact same, overclocks to 1700 CL9 or 1600 CL8. At least mine did, epic RAM. And no heat problems at all, despite the fact that it is unsinked.
I expect yours to reach at least 1500 stable, which is enough for a decent CPU OC wink.gif
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Just tested with LinX @3300MHz, max temp 59, core temp - not over 45. Do you think I can go more?

BTW my cpu multiplier cant go over 15, and its 15 by default.

EDIT: Second test: @3460Mhz - max core temp 48C, max cpu temp 60C, 7mins without errors. Do you think thats safe? And what is actually the difference between the CPU temp and the Core temp? Im monitoring the cpu temp from EasyTune6.
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Just tested with LinX @3300MHz, max temp 59, core temp - not over 45. Do you think I can go more?

BTW my cpu multiplier cant go over 15, and its 15 by default.

EDIT: Second test: @3460Mhz - max core temp 48C, max cpu temp 60C, 7mins without errors. Do you think thats safe? And what is actually the difference between the CPU temp and the Core temp? Im monitoring the cpu temp from EasyTune6.

CPU temp is measured at the socket, and by a sensor.
Core temp is.. well.. temperature of the separate cores smile.gif And is produced by a calculation, there is no sensor in there (I was shocked too).
In theory, CPU temp should be accurate at idle, Core temp should be accurate at load.
CPU temp was always 15C higher for me. For some people it's the other way around.

I was safe and stable with core temp 60C and CPU temp ~75C. You don't have to go that high if it makes you uncomfortable. smile.gif
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/17/11 at 5:05am
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Well I actually tested it in BF3 with 3.4GHz and there was no difference, atleast not big enough to make it playable, HD 6850 was still at max 35-40% usage. I think I need over 3.6GHz to make it playable with 80%+ gpu usage, but I dont think this is possible with stock cooler.
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Well I actually tested it in BF3 with 3.4GHz and there was no difference, atleast not big enough to make it playable, HD 6850 was still at max 35-40% usage. I think I need over 3.6GHz to make it playable with 80%+ gpu usage, but I dont think this is possible with stock cooler.

No, the stock coolers of Athlons are a joke. You need heatpipes. At least 6 total (3 U-shaped).
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Rep+ thumb.gif

I exactly could reach 4GHz as your example biggrin.gif
Really useful guide, I didn't know that shouldn't increase HT rolleyes.gif

Thanks a lot smile.gif
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