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i want to overclock my "Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4200+ 2.2 Ghz" but i dont know the safe limit vcore to run it at


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CPU - Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4200+
GPU - Nvidia 8800 Gts
Motherboard NameAsus A8V-VM
2 gig ram
Bios - AMI
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1.50vcore and watch the temps
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Download Speedfan for temp monitoring,
and click on UserCP atop the page and fill in your system specs so we see the rig / for comments and advice.
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i just increased the fsb from 200 to 220.for a speed of 2400mhz,it runs stable.temps are.
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Originally Posted by comeradealexi View Post
i want to overclock my "Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4200+ 2.2 Ghz" but i dont know the safe limit vcore to run it at


Here are my pc specs

CPU - Athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 4200+
GPU - Nvidia 8800 Gts
Motherboard Name Asus A8V-VM
2 gig ram
Bios - AMI
Have you ever thought that for such a minor increase in clock frequency you don't even need an increased Vcore? Have you tried to up the HTT and it wasn't stable? You can't just go upping the Vcore for no reason... that is if you care about your CPU and you don't want to slash its life cycle.
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post #7 of 12
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well i just want 2 overclock really didnt knwow what to say sorry i just need to know the safe ammout to overclock too really
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post #8 of 12
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soz didnt mean 2 post twice lol
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ST3300831AS (4NF0QJSS) NA - At the moment Windows xp sp2 19" LCD 
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post #9 of 12
Things you need before overclocking...
1)Understand the basic concept of overclocking. (ex:FSB x Multiplyer= CPU clock speed)
2)Sp2004 or Orthos. Pick any of the two, download it and run it for a good few hours after you've overclocked. It stresses your CPU to 100% to test for stability. (You may have to open two and run them at he same time, with one set to stress core1, and other to core 2.)
3)CPU-Z, Tells you a butt load of info on your CPU and ram.
4)Speedfan to monitor temps while under load.

People will tell you different thing, but the max I'd go for 24/7 usage is 1.55V. Nothing higher than that, and keep load temps as low as possible, if it's more than 55~C, you need to back off on the volts which may result in a lower clock speed.
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post #10 of 12
yeah some other factors to think about memory and cooling. these have a bearing on your ocing ability.my x2 4200 is an am2 winsor but ive had it at 2.4Ghz with standard vcore.its only when you start to really push the clocks that you need to start changing the voltages just make sure to take the voltages in small steps and i wouldnt go above 1.5v for the vcore, on air anyway
    
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