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I have a system that is using an AMD Athlon 5200+ as its CPU. It is currently running at 2.7 GHZ, peaking at 53 degrees C. I don't play games but just do some multimedia work and use Office 2003, Visio and Project Professional 2003.

Is it possible to overclock this chip, how safe is it and how can I go about doing so? I've never done this so need some good, clear and detailed info.
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Ah, i had the 5600+

This is probably not what you want to hear but To be honest, they don't hold much more in them for overclocking.

Aside from the fact that for those processors 53c is quite high, a few months of dust and you will be overheating, They will only get 200-300mhz extra out of them at most.

I doubt you would notice much difference. You may be able to get a little more out of them if they allow for volt tweaking but again your looking at the extra heat, a decent cooler would probably be close to the price of that chip by now.

But of course, this is just been my experience.

EDIT: I should correct myself, 53c isn't "quite high" its around about average. What i was saying is that, these processors are not exactly great with their temps, overclocking isn't going to make that any better.
Edited by Focus182 - 11/5/11 at 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by Focus182;15583179 
Ah, i had the 5600+

This is probably not what you want to hear but To be honest, they don't hold much more in them for overclocking.

Aside from the fact that for those processors 53c is quite high, a few months of dust and you will be overheating, They will only get 200-300mhz extra out of them at most.

I doubt you would notice much difference. You may be able to get a little more out of them if they allow for volt tweaking but again your looking at the extra heat, a decent cooler would probably be close to the price of that chip by now.

But of course, this is just been my experience.

EDIT: I should correct myself, 53c isn't "quite high" its around about average. What i was saying is that, these processors are not exactly great with their temps, overclocking isn't going to make that any better.


What you say doesn't surprise me at all. Since building this system several years ago I have changed my CPU likes to Intel for all systems, be they for the low end email user through to heavy business and gamer users.
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I put mine in sub zero mineral oil and overclocked it...I don't recall how high it was, but not as much as I had liked...

Might be time for an upgrade smile.gif
    
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Yes, you can do overclock. As you said stock is 2.7GHz, it can reach 3GHz with stock voltages.
    
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My 5000+ only got an extra 250mhz on it without the temps getting too high. Might be time to turn that system into a nice home server like I did with mine.
 
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Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner;15589464 
I put mine in sub zero mineral oil and overclocked it...I don't recall how high it was, but not as much as I had liked...

Using a peltier I got a 5000x2BE at around 3.4 on a dfi 790fx. Booted fine but I don't recall how stable it was:o
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wow, i must of had a good chip, I had my 65nm 5200+ on a gigabyte m57sli-s4 @ 3.2ghz 248mhz FSB. I'm pretty sure it was 1.45v or so. I had a zalman cnps 9700 cooler on it. It was prime stable to 6 or 7 hours. Didn't go hardcore 12+ hours on that one, but it ran that way for about 4 years with no issues. Ram was also overclocked. Last year, that machine was refreshed and downclocked to stock volts, 225fsb for ~2.8ghz and shipped to Florida for my cousin, who is a Studio sound technician student. It's still working 24/7 connected to various Studio recording tools via hdmi and gt520 lol smile.gif I miss the old AMD....
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