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What do you guys think of this, for example, what sorts of experiences has anyone had with this CPU. What should I do to ensure a thorough yet stable overclock?

Please; give me any pointers you have about this CPU that are important.

Thanks!

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I have had both a 4600x2 and now an opty180 939 cpu..

My opty is noticeably faster than the 4600 was due to the l2 cache.. It also overclocked better..

Those chips will usually reach around 2.8.. Some do 2.9 and rare ones do 3.0+..

After around 1.45v they usually die out.. Max performance voltages is around 1.4v.. They just dont like alot of juice unless your watercooling ect..

Max multi is 12x.. Alot of ppl report a higher overclock with a lower multi.. Say 10x or 11x.. This is also very dependent on your Mb and ram quality..

Your 400w psu may hinder you..May not.. Keep that in mind.. You got some hi end components on that system..

A quality built 939 system can still hang and play most anything thrown at it.. Its just getting harder to replace parts
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Originally Posted by slicksickwilly View Post
I have had both a 4600x2 and now an opty180 939 cpu..

My opty is noticeably faster than the 4600 was due to the l2 cache.. It also overclocked better..

Those chips will usually reach around 2.8.. Some do 2.9 and rare ones do 3.0+..

After around 1.45v they usually die out.. Max performance voltages is around 1.4v.. They just dont like alot of juice unless your watercooling ect..

Max multi is 12x.. Alot of ppl report a higher overclock with a lower multi.. Say 10x or 11x.. This is also very dependent on your Mb and ram quality..

Your 400w psu may hinder you..May not.. Keep that in mind.. You got some hi end components on that system..

A quality built 939 system can still hang and play most anything thrown at it.. Its just getting harder to replace parts
I agree.

exprice: your rig is definitely a-ok. With your X2 4600+ starting at 2.4GHz, you may be able to see 2.6-2.8GHz. Getting to 3.0GHz can be a real challenge (if at all possible), but you have a nice motherboard to work with.

Check out this AMD Overclocking Guide by DeathONator. It contains a lot of really useful information.
    
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Thanks, guys. I'll keep all of this in mind. I'm an overclocker beginner as well. I'll work my way into OCing with this forum and my hardware. Still gotta get that GeForce 8800 GT.


BTW: The power supply is actually 430watts. I forgot the extra 30. It's CoolerMaster like my tower.
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Kind of off topic, but you might want to either get another 1gb stick of DDR or just take out the 1gb stick so you can run dual channel, it's a nice little increase
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Kind of off topic, but you might want to either get another 1gb stick of DDR or just take out the 1gb stick so you can run dual channel, it's a nice little increase
I'm planning on getting another 1GB stick

Off topic as well, how can I knock the RAM core up to 800mhz? (Yes I realize that's a MAD stretch to run, but I want to have fastRams++)
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Kind of off topic, but you might want to either get another 1gb stick of DDR or just take out the 1gb stick so you can run dual channel, it's a nice little increase
But its still better 2 GB over 1 GB even if not dual channel.
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But its still better 2 GB over 1 GB even if not dual channel.
You're probably correct on this one, in fact, I'm sure you are.

For the sake of it, I am, however, going to get another 1GB stick and throw it in!

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