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I'm wondering if I can get any overclocking done with these specs, Im a newb at AMD overclocking seems confusing compared to Intel. There's an automate overclock option in the bios, but thats probably crap, so any can help out with guides or an estimate on what i can get with this.

Motherboard: Biostar TA-690G
CPU: AMD Athlon x2 4200+ (65nm) @ 2.2ghz
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with stock cooling you may be able to 2.6Ghz. Try bumping your vcore to 1.35 and set your FSB to around 215. download orthos and the temp monitor of your choice (fair warning: i've read in other places on here that everest and coretemp can read brisbane cores wrong), and run a blend test for about ten mins and monitor your temps. as long as you stay under 55-58C you're good to go. dont worry about adjusting the divider on your RAM or anything like that. Premium RAM should be fine with a mild OC like that
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So the best guide to read is this one
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html

any others?
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Alright bumped it 1.35v, and currently at fsb of 235, anyone one know what the voltages are suppose to be at for pure stability for 2.6ghz, im an intel person, so this amd is new to me
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have you run orthos yet? if not, run it for at least 10-12 hours to fully test the stability. if it doesnt fail, then you're good to go. if it does fail, bump the vcore to 1.375 or even 1.4 and try again. the key is to use as little vcore as possible and still remain stable. the reason is because adding vcore means added temperatures and added temps are bad. keep an eye on your temps while running the stress test. if it tops 60C, back your OC down.
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forget 10-12 hours run it for 30mins priority 9 that will show any errors almost instantly
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
forget 10-12 hours run it for 30mins priority 9 that will show any errors almost instantly
I think for final stability testing it requires a long run. I have had Orthos-blend fail after 2.5 hours on priority 9. I think, but I may be wrong, that the orthos priority simply means how often it will run relative to other activity on the system. I read somewhere that 9 is important as that is what most applications run at. I typically run it on an otherwise idle system overnight.
    
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