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Hello...

Well, i spend €40 in a motherboard, and another €40 in the CPU, its a cheap system, but i have to say, its cheap, but very stable and smooth.

The CPU is overclocked to almost 3,60Ghz... the original speed is 3,00Ghz... the voltages are normal, everythink is in auto... the cool and quiet is disable, and the temperatures are not above 30º degrees, i have to say, i love this little CPU... biggrin.gif

Nice... biggrin.gif

This is the PC i use, theres a CPUID report:

http://valid.canardpc.com/2692869

Motherboard: Asrock N68C-GS-FX
CPU: Athlon II X2 250
Memory_ DDR3 8 GB (Kingston)
Cooler: Arctic Alpine 64 Pro Rev2 - It uses Arctic MX2 Termal paste
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Sata II 500 GB

Ther reason for this post is... can we buy cheap, using AMD CPU, and even beat some intel systems more expensive, and have more value for the money...?!
I think this is a example... thumb.gif

Some people told me that is even possible to push more from my CPU, and it can get about 4,00Ghz... at this moment, whit the stock voltages, he is 100% stable, to get 4,00Ghz, i have to change the voltages, and that is not recomendable... aim i right? rolleyes.gif

If some one has any example, please tell me, i thank you all... smile.gif

Sorry about my English, its not perfect, but... biggrin.gifwink.gif

João
Lisbon - Portugal
Edited by Jpba - 2/13/13 at 5:52pm
post #2 of 9
-Can AMD cpus be overclocked to perform better than intel systems?

Well, thats a complicated question due to many different factors, but a short answer is yes.

-Should you overclock your CPU to 4.0ghz on that mother board?

No, I would not recommend it. Your mother board has no passive VRM cooling system. It has a weak power phase. (sorry, I am trying to use simple english. No offense meant.)

Adding more volts is OK, but not always. Too many volts can hurt your CPU and motherboard. If you keep your volts at original then you will probably be OK to overclock on that motherboard.
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:-) Yes, you are right... thanks
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Yes... but even with this "cheap" board, and "cheap" CPU, the system only gets the "blue screen" when i try to go to 3.80Mhz... whit the stock voltage... rolleyes.gif

I think for me this speed is okay... why spend more money in a better motherboard....?
Another think, my motherboard can work whit this list of CPU'S, and i can get a cheap one and replace the one i have... I was thinking in this:

AMD AM3+ FX FD4100WMW4KGU(BE) 95W Bulldozer 3600MHz

http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS%20FX/?cat=CPU

Overclocked, it can easily go to 4Ghz or more...yes? wink.gif
Edited by Jpba - 2/15/13 at 4:00pm
post #5 of 9
Because you might need more performance, that cpu is not exactly fast even with a mild overclock.
It depends on your use and expectations in the end. If you only game and don't care about maxing out every detail and using higher resolutions your dual core should work out fine.
Still, for gaming the most important component is the graphics card. That's where your focus should be.
post #6 of 9
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I dont use games, i use more programs like openoffice, and image... movies, on line TV, internet, email, not games... smile.gif
post #7 of 9
Then it's more than enough...I used a similar rig at my former work, and it did the job great. I overclocked it to 3.5ghz just for fun lol
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Yes... but even with this "cheap" board, and "cheap" CPU, the system only gets the "blue screen" when i try to go to 3.80Mhz... whit the stock voltage... rolleyes.gif

I think for me this speed is okay... why spend more money in a better motherboard....?
Another think, my motherboard can work whit this list of CPU'S, and i can get a cheap one and replace the one i have... I was thinking in this:

AMD AM3+ FX FD4100WMW4KGU(BE) 95W Bulldozer 3600MHz

http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68C-GS%20FX/?cat=CPU

Overclocked, it can easily go to 4Ghz or more...yes? wink.gif

well you should have got the athlon II x3, it cost only 10$ more and you most likely end with a quad core cpu, i know i did biggrin.gif my first motherboard was the nc68s-ucc wich is pretty much the same board you have and i overclocked that X3 to 3.7 with 4 cores. I still wonder how it didn't blow up
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