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I'm new to overclocking, I am building a new QX6700 system and my current system is a AMD 4600/A8N32-SLI-Deluxe (939) 2-gig kingston ram/ 2x 8800 SLI/ 2x raptor drives Raid0. I would like to keep this rig intact minus the video cards for my new system. Is this a good overclockable CPU. What are some good #'s to keep the CPU stable at 2.8 ghz? Thanks guys?
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post #2 of 10
It's a bit unclear but you are talking about the 4600+ right.

2,8 Ghz for amd is a big achievement.

Is it AM2?
if so:
It will take stable ram, a good mobo and the luck you have a good chip in your hands.

But at least aftermarket cooling is needed.

After you got a good cooler, you have to raise the FSB little by little untill you're not stable anymore. Checking temps and stress testing to find out each step.

When not stable go back one step.
Then find out whats keeping you back.

For settings your goal is something like:

255FSB (you're cpu at 11x multi resulting in 2,8Ghz)
Your HTT multi at 4 if it won't work try 3x
Your ram at DDR510 (PC4000) Meaning it's at a 1:1 ratio with your fsb


I know it's a lot of info but if you don't understand something i'll happily explain it for you
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My AMD X2 4600 is a socket 939....... Isnt this chip stock speeds 2.4 or 2.6ghz? So 2.8ghz would be a big achivment? On air?
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Most amd chips top out at 2.9 / 3Ghz so yeah 2.8 can be hard.

Or you're lucky

Just follow the same instructions.

I just looked up the clockspeeds as if it were a am2
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Thanks Bro......
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post #6 of 10
I have the same mobo and cpu as you, and I'm currently running it at 2.9ghz no problem. It fails orthos after an hour or so, but even when I'm playing high end games I never have a problem.

As tlan said, 4x HTT multi should be fine for 2.8ghz, if you try anything higher, go 3x.

3ghz as well is not a problem for me either, besides not being orthos stable.

And if your kingston is value ram, don't forget to try a divider.

Good luck!
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What do you mean by try a "divider"???
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I have the AM2 version of this processor and I have gotten to almost 2.6. But it seems the multipliers are different and so must be the FSB.

210MHz FSB X 12
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What do you mean by try a "divider"???
The default is 200 for SK939 systems(DDR400 assuming), in BIOS you can change it to 133,166,200,233,266 (something similar to that) You are using 200 right now, which means whatever the FSB on the cpu is running on, the ram has to do the same. (FSB 240, ram has to run 240 mhz, making it DDR 480, some ram might not be able to run that high) Moving it down to 166 will force the ram to run slower than 200, but since you raised the FSB to overclock the CPU, the ram mhz will increase from 166, thus giving you more head room to overclock.

Try it on 166, don't mess with the timings too much.
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I would set your divider to DDR333 and the CPU multiplier to 9x. This will allow a higher FSB. You should be able to get it stable around 290, maybe more. If you can get it to 300, this will give you 2700. You can try a 10x multi to go higher than 2.7, but I bet you top out around 2.7-2.8.
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