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OCing Prospects for Prolimatech Genesis + Athlon II X4 640

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I have recently gotten a Prolimatech Genesis cooler and I was wondering how high I might be able to overclock with it. At the moment it idles at about 24-26C, and at load - without stress testing - it's hit 37C.
I know the X4 640 can hit about 3.8-4GHz if you have excellent cooling, but I'm not hoping to go that high.
The cooler is running 2 fans at the moment, of which I am upgrading one to a 80CFM fan so I will have two of them.

What sort of CPU speed does anyone think I might be able to reach with this cooler?
Edited by Katcilla - 10/31/11 at 3:59pm
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There's really no saying what you'll actually hit, there's more to the equation then temps and you really just have to get into it to find out what you'll be hitting.

37c leaves alot of room to play with, with 60c being the hottest I'd want to run an AM3 chip for 24/7 use. On that note I also wouldn't want to pass 1.5-1.55v for daily use either.

You definitely have some room to move with temps and presumably vcore so you should be able to get a good gain over current clocks. At a guess I'd expect you to be able to stabilise 3.6GHz, which wouldn't be a bad effort at all.

Now get clocking
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Excellent. Thanks for the tips!
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