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Help Overclocking AM2 x2 4200 (Brisbane)

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Hello people, I am new to this site and pretty new to the overclocking scene.

Well I'm disappointed with my PC its getting a bit old and slow, and I think overclocking is the answer.

I would like to Overclock my AM2 x2 4200 to some where around 2.6-2.8ghz mark.

Please help me make this overclock successful as I don't want to get a new computer for the next year or so.

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post #2 of 19
RX1519.... welcome to OCN! A good place to start would be to check out this guide to overclocking:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html

.... some good reading there. I hope you find it helpful!

Also, your HT link is quite low.... it should be somewhere up around 800-1000.... you're only running 2x for an HT multi?
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I have the same Brisbane 4200, I've got mine at 2.7 ghz (245x11=2.7 ghz) @ STOCK VOLTS, beautiful for overclocking.
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post #4 of 19
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Well here is mine right now



Would you mind posting up a CPU-z image?
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post #5 of 19
2.8 is very much achievable for that chip. The most important factor will be the quality of your 6400 dimms.

You have a decent hs, so use a divider on your ram (drop the speed from 800 to 533). Then raise your vcore (cpu voltage) to 1.45. Then start raising fsb in increments. Use SuperPi 1mb for quick stability test. Once you reach a speed you want use Orthos for stability testing. As you raise fsb, you'll overclock your ht and memory so just know that you can drop the ht multiplier as well as underclock your ram as already mentioned to keep the system stable.
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post #6 of 19
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I can't bump my Bus speed past 220 what should I do?

xdaseinx also I can't increase my processor voltage past 1.3 what should i do?

Also this is my RAM:

http://ap.apacer.com/ap/products/Des...M_features.htm
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post #7 of 19
Which m2n board do you have? There are several different ones.

Edit: nm, there is a bare m2n
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post #8 of 19
The manual for your mobo says that your vdimm voltage is limited to 1.8 to 1.9. That is really going to limit you. It also says you can raise fsb from 200 to 200, but it does not indicate that you can raise vcore. You are very limited in what you can do in terms of overclocking. I would recommend you not.

http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/.../e2753_m2n.pdf
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post #9 of 19
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Sorry I didn't specify which Motherboard I use, I use a ASUS M2N-X motherboard, does that make a difference?

P.S thanks for your quick replies xdaseinx
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AM2 x2 4200 ASUS M2N-X 8600GT 2x1 GB PC2-6400 
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post #10 of 19
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Here is some more info:

http://www.worldtourz.com/cpuz.htm
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AM2 x2 4200 ASUS M2N-X 8600GT 2x1 GB PC2-6400 
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