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post #11 of 23
thats better then what you had to begin with
couple of suggestions (just my opinion)
- get a after market cooling of some type and use some as5 or oczultra and let
it cure up (whatever its called) and get your temps stable before you try
ocing it
- you may want to try and get more air flowing in then out of your case this will cause the air to flow out of all the cracks in your case helping to reduce dust buiild up inside and invest in some filters or make some (they help alot)

- then oc that thing as much as you want and g.l.
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I want to try avoiding voiding the CPU warranty.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Salty85
I want to try avoiding voiding the CPU warranty.
They will never know

Just don't leave any noticeable scaring on the exterior of the CPU...they can't prove anything otherwise.
    
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You will not void the warrantee by Overclocking, especially AMD.
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Found out what a big problem was, a faulty AMD driver, I updated, and it got rid of a BSOD problem at startup I had and I am running normally now 32 degrees on idle. Also repaired a faulty fan, the 120 exaust fan I had. Still sketchy on OCing, I am wondering, what sort of performance increases will I see.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Salty85
I am wondering, what sort of performance increases will I see.
Noticable increases, obviously the farther you go the more difference it will make..going from 2.0ghz to 2.957ghz(for a few minutes) sure feels like a pretty big difference.. 2.8ghz is turning out well right now..
post #17 of 23
Overclocking a CPU is like getting a better CPU, pretty much. So overclocking your 4200 to 2.6 Ghx is almost like having an FX-60 I believe is the processor. Anyway, its like buying a processor that is clocked at 2.6 Ghz, which are usually alot more expensive. And at 2.6 ghz, which is easily doable, you will be at a higher clock speed than any s939 X2 out there, AKA, bleedingly fast.
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post #18 of 23
Just listen to him, ur using a stock fan, and if u want to fry ur CPU, might as well keep it as a stock fan, if not buy a zalman or something, they're cheap and have good cooling, and with a 4200.. 939 i dont think u need to OC it for any games yet, i would keep my 4600 at stock speed but, my gaming system would be a waste if i do. u have a mid end gaming computer, you probably want to OC ur x800 instead.
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post #19 of 23
Pure falsity there xtacized. I overclocked my 4200 with a stock HSF for a good month, I only upgraded to a BT because I wanted lower temperatures, but at no time did my core temperature exceed 52 degrees celsius (this is all at 270x10, my previous overclock). But I know people with AMD CPUs that have been up to temps exceeding 60 C and been just fine. Now, about the whole games not using it, pop in some Company of Heroes and see how that likes a stock 4200, I will tell you right now it doesnt like it very much, but with it at 2.6 ghz, there is never a problem. But yes he probably does need to do something about that video card, but I dont know much about ATi stuff.
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post #20 of 23
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I can not over clock my video card because it is an AIW variant... AKA, not much overhead for OCing. I am gonna stick to stock speeds I think for now, maybe later I will overclock, I see no need to take a chance now, it is warming up my room as it is now anyway
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