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I am new to oc i have my x2 3800 at 2.6ghz @1.36v@34c idle 42c load, my question do you think 2.8 is feasible i know alot of setups are different.does anyone have this proc clocked higher than that with air cooling?I have a thermaltake golden orb 2 with one 80mm intake near the bottom of the side a 120mm intake in the rear, then i modded my top 2 5.25 inch bays to an exhaust fan and i have another exhaust fan on the side near the top.The reason i ask and dont just try is cause i just spent all my meager earnings on this setup and dont want to kill it.
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Damn, that's good.

Firstly, how stable is that?

Secondly, are you looking at CPU temp, or core temps? If you're looking at CPU temp, keep it below 45C (50C max if you must); if you're looking at core temp, keep it below 55C (60C max if you must - 65C is the limit stated by AMD).

I reckon you can hit 2.8GHz, probly on 1.45V. Mine is at 2.65GHz, 1.45V (not as good an overclocker as yours), but it is OCCT stable on both cores, and running at 53C-ish, per core, under dual Prime95.

Remember, increasing voltage increases heat, and that is what kills CPU's in the short run if there's too much heat. In the long run, an increased voltage also decreases the lifespan of a CPU.
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its seems stable i have ran the everest pro stability test for 10 hours so far. I want to try to get 24 hours here is a screen of everest ultimate. Do you think i need to change anything?
edit;this is at 2.5 i didnt change anything though just turned it up to 2.6
    
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I prefer OCCT as a test, as it only takes 30mins to complete the test.

Now, as a dual core is 2 single cores stuck together, one will overclock slightly better than the other, so you want to make sure you're stress testing the weaker core. A good way to find out is run 2 instances of Prime95 (1 per core) and see which fails first. Then, just set the affinity of OCCT to your weaker core.

Keep going until OCCT fails, and you don't want to increase the voltage anymore. If OCCT isn't stable enough, begin underclocking until Prime95/Everest runs for long enough to make you happy.

Also, I would greatly recommend putting your memory on a divider. If not, and a stress program fails, you're not sure if it's down to your CPU, or your memory. Make sure the memory runs at/below 200MHz. Then, when you've finished overclocking your CPU, start bringing your memory back up until it fails the Memtest 86+ test (the one done from a floppy disk - not windows based).

To get the most out of your overclock, you might even want to put your CPU on a lower multiplier, and overclock your memory. Then, mix-and-match the FSB, divider and multiplier to get the greatest benefit from both the CPU and Memory.
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