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How much of an overclock am I looking at being possible on an athlon II X4 635?

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I'm trying to decide whether to bother getting a hyper 212 or not. I'll most likely get a bulldozer CPU once those come out but I'd like to improve performance in the witcher 2 since my 570 isn't being fully utilized. Yeah I am aware that no CPU is equal but each has its "range" of common overclocking potential.
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I could never get my 620 past 3.6, but I think 3.6-3.8 is doable for these chips.

Good luck!
 
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Best I've seen is around 3.7-3.8 but most can get 3.5 quite easily with a good air cooler or water.

May also be able to unlock the L3 cache if your motherboard supports unlocking
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3.5-3.6 GHz. dont forget to OC your CPU/NB too
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I am on the 435, so it isn't much comparison. But I can get her to 3.6 stable. 3.7 is unstable after about 5 hours of benching. No amount of voltage increase has any effect on stability. AFAIK, you are really in the hands of Lady Luck, because the capability of chip A can be entirely different than chip B.

On another note, even with a relatively cheap/tiny HSF, my temps never go above 44C on OCCT/prime/linx... they hover at 38C during folding.
    
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