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Well, currently i have a 4000, but i have a PC with a 3700 Sandy in it - i hear they are amazing overclockers, do i swap CPU's?
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I doubt you would get any faster than what you have now, anything over 2.8Ghz need's 1.55v+ vcore and the A8N can't give you that.
    
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nah, dont think so. unless your 4000 is a clawhammer not a san diego or its a bad stepping.
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Most sandys get about 2.75-2.8 OC'd, so I would say stay where you are. Unless you have a reallly good stepping, then you could get like 3+
    
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Most sandys get about 2.75-2.8 OC'd, so I would say stay where you are. Unless you have a reallly good stepping, then you could get like 3+
dont know the stepping - its in a PC - My Dad says i can have it if i want it BUT if i take the heatsink off i have to do the swap, so i think ill stick with my 4000!
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I doubt you would get any faster than what you have now, anything over 2.8Ghz need's 1.55v+ vcore and the A8N can't give you that.
Not that high of a vcore. I get 2.8 with a barely a nudge.
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That is true, I am sitting at 2.85 running 24/7 at stock 1.45 v core. If I want to go above that then you need more v core.
    
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I would stick with the higher multi
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Won't know for sure unless you try
    
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nah, dont think so. unless your 4000 is a clawhammer not a san diego or its a bad stepping.
my 4000 = CABGE

The 3700 = KAB1E, which, according to the guide is good for about 2.8 (which is what i can just about get on this, anyway!)

im keeping my 4000 then
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