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best dual core cpu that can reach a 3.5 to 4.0 on overclock

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ok so im in the process of building a retro 2003-2009 gaming pc so he can play all the old pc games he buys and collects and he wants me to overclock the cpu for him he wants a minimum 2.5 on overclock to a 4.0 4.0 preff also the cpu he wants has to be dual core as none of the pc games he owns will benefit from quad core so what cpu do u recommend that can reach 4.0 on overclock

DDR2 mem support preff but not required
post #2 of 13
Phenom ii
Edited by CravinR1 - 8/10/16 at 12:03am
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
this will strictly be a gaming pc 2003-2008 hence the dual core also amd cpu's are prefeered as i have more experience with them
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post #5 of 13
Get a Xeon equiv of the E8500/E8600, they're slightly cheaper.

Lap the cpu/heatsink and/or use Kryonaut/GC-Extreme or CLU/Conductonaut
Edited by Kana Chan - 8/9/16 at 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by Kana Chan View Post

Get a Xeon equiv of the E8500/E8600, they're slightly cheaper.

Lap the cpu/heatsink and/or use Kryonaut/GC-Extreme or CLU/Conductonaut

He clearly stated he wanted AMD
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
no game released in 2005 benefitted from more then 1 or 2 cores
post #8 of 13
G3258 or even an i3 would be a far best choice if the game isnt limited to a vsync
Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/10/16 at 1:51pm
post #9 of 13
G3258 for sure, it will hit 4.5 easy with cheap air cooling
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Golden Ivy
(14 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770K @ 5 GHz Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 980 Ti @ 1580/2000 2x 8GB G.Skill @ 2400/CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x 850 Evo 500 GB Custom Water Windows 10 Pro Asus PG258Q 1080p/240Hz TN 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dell U2515H 1440p/60Hz AH-IPS Logitech G610 MX-Red + O-Rings EVGA SuperNova G2 850W Logitech G403 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Philips Fidelio X1 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i3-4150T AsRock Z97E-ITX/ac 2x 4GB @ 1600/CL9 Samsung 850 Evo 250GB + 20TB NAS 
Optical DriveCoolingKeyboardPower
None Fanless Logitech K400 Streacom Nano150 Fanless 
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post #10 of 13
Just build a modern system to play the old games. The cost of used parts from that era isn't worth the risk associated with their age.
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