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Hey guys I got a AMD 4600+ X2 s939 cpu ready to go in next rig....

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PSU: Ultra X-connect 500watt 34a on the 12. (hate this thing)

lemme know what I should be reaching for, PS, I have a Big Typhoon at the moment but POSSIBLY may go water cooling
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I'd like to know, as I'm deciding between the x2 4600 or the 4800
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I hear it can easily reach 3.2GHz stable. Still waiting on RMA for my BFG 7950 GT OC 512MB so I can start Overclocking.
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Originally Posted by Sidious View Post
I hear it can easily reach 3.2GHz stable. Still waiting on RMA for my BFG 7950 GT OC 512MB so I can start Overclocking.

where in gods name did u get that information, not with air cooling, your probably looking at 2.8ish (+-100Mhz), the 4600 doesnt OC any further then the 3800 or 4200.
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Agreeing with The Viper, 3.2ghz on air is practically impossible on AMD chips at the moment, even with a FX-62.
    
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Agreeing with The Viper, 3.2ghz on air is practically impossible on AMD chips at the moment, even with a FX-62.
Your wrong buddy, the highest overclocks on amds today are 4GHz and a little above.

Highest Frequency Reached with an AMD CPU :
- Nº 1 : k|ngp|n reached 4181.61 MHz with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
- Nº 2 : Cordovader[CST] LN2 reached 4181.33 MHz with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
- Nº 3 : before|BeforeOverclock.com|*OCM* reached 4170.06 MHz with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57

http://valid.x86-secret.com/records....207e8717712e84
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Originally Posted by Solarcaine View Post
Your wrong buddy, the highest overclocks on amds today are 4GHz and a little above.

Highest Frequency Reached with an AMD CPU :
- Nº 1 : k|ngp|n reached 4181.61 MHz with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
- Nº 2 : Cordovader[CST] LN2 reached 4181.33 MHz with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
- Nº 3 : before|BeforeOverclock.com|*OCM* reached 4170.06 MHz with an AMD Athlon 64 FX-57

http://valid.x86-secret.com/records....207e8717712e84
those were done with air cooling? and were they prime stable, or are those just suicide shots?
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post #8 of 17
they were done with LN2
on air...you are looking at 3...TOPS most likely 2.7-2.9
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post #9 of 17
If a 3700 sandy can do 3 on air I don't see why it isn't possible...depends on your style of OCing and the chip...
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ERm....i looked at some sites. With my stepping one person reached 3.6 a couple even reach 3.4 not impossible, just nearly impossible
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