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I've been reading around and found that my X2 4600+ isn't such a hot overclocker. I just wanted to confirm if that's true, and if so...how high should I be setting my expectations of this chip??
    
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not super good but most AMDs don't go over 3ghz.

The x2 3600 is the good one and reaches 2.8-3.1.

Is it windsor or brisbane? That is very important
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Its a windsor
    
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Yes its bad then. Brisbane is much better
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WHAT!

You mean the x2 3800+ which is a slower rated chip.
Actually has more OC potential than the 4600s?

(and to think its more expensive lol - anywho, IS THAT what you're saying?)

hmm!

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aw.....how do you know which one you're getting when you buy one?
    
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it says on the box
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o....i see...well, is it worth it to go out and buy another 4600 just because its a brisbane? Also, what's the difference??
    
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o....i see...well, is it worth it to go out and buy another 4600 just because its a brisbane? Also, what's the difference??
I'd grab the 3600 brisbane...saves you money, and still overclocks like a champ. and yes, you'll see a diference in OC potential. most get 2.7-2.9Ghz on stock volts/cooler, and with a little extra volts, 3-3.1Ghz is diefinately possible

Edit: in response to your original question, you can probably get 2.9Ghz out of the Windsor, with extra voltage of course
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