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should i overclock my cpu or buy a new one?

post #1 of 13
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i have an amd athlon II x4 630 around 2.8 ghz

overclock?

buy a new one?

do nothing?
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post #2 of 13
sure you could over clock.. try it and see if it nets you the gains you want if not then buy a new one please fill out your system info here on OCN
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post #3 of 13
I have my athlon II x2 at 4.0 stable, it's rather nice, a 4ghz athlon II x4 would be fine in my opinion, esp with bd coming out soon.

Thing is you must have adequate cooling as athlons require a liberal amount of voltage to be stable. I have hit the wall on my chip 4.140 is the highest I can achieve with 1.625 volts. I keep it at 4.0ghz 1.55v
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post #4 of 13
welcome to ocn you should overclock!
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks
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post #6 of 13
I had an x4 620 that went to 3.6ghz so yes overclock
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post #7 of 13
Phenom II X4s are dirt cheap. If your board is compatible, buy one and overclock it.
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post #8 of 13
Wait a sec, this is an HP Pavilion? That thing isn't made for overclocking. New CPU
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post #9 of 13
If you're still using the motherboard that came with the HP, it won't let you overclock.
Perhaps it is not a new CPU that is the answer.... but a new board!
post #10 of 13
i vote for a little of both , get a new processor and overclock it lol
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