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Alright I just completed my first sucessfull overclock.

My cpu Is now running at 2.4Ghz stable up from 2.2Ghz.

Its not much but im gunna try hitting 2.6Ghz next.

By the way Immediately after overclocking my processor I ran crysis cpu test and recived a 3fps improvement.

218Mhz fsb with 11x multiplier.


~~~~EDIT. Now stable at 2.6Ghz

Also this damn thing refuzes to go higher than this becuase of the ht link...no settings for it in my bios.

9.2fps increase in crysis cpu test.
Edited by matman40 - 7/3/08 at 1:12am
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good job


this is your first step to an incredible addiction
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this is your first step to an incredible addiction
awh, my substance abuse conselor says im prone to addiction =[
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Nice job, I second what smoke said, it can be addicting.

I spent quite some time trying to overclock my old Athlon X2(AM2), max I could get was 2.73GHz (303x9) out of a 4600+ Here

Keep up the good work
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Originally Posted by matman40 View Post
Alright I just completed my first sucessfull overclock.

My cpu Is now running at 2.4Ghz stable up from 2.2Ghz.

Its not much but im gunna try hitting 2.6Ghz next.

By the way Immediately after overclocking my processor I ran crysis cpu test and recived a 3fps improvement.

218Mhz fsb with 11x multiplier.
Matman, how much Vcore are you currently running at 2.4Ghz? Make sure your also testing for stability after you overclock. There are several applications out there for stability testing. The most popular ones are Prime95/Orthos and OCCT. The OCCT default stress test is about 1 hour long. For Orthos I usually run the blend test at priority 9 for at least 8 - 9hrs. A great application for testing memory is Memtest. This application can be downloaded here. Please run this app after you've played with your memory. Running an unstable memory OC in Windows can lead to data corruption which is bad news in most cases.

If you have CPU-Z on your machine check it out and let us know what core your running. If it's a Manchester core then it will require more voltage when you start to get close to 2.7Ghz. The average OC for a Manchester is usually in the range of 2.7 to 2.8Ghz. There are very few that have exceeded the 3Ghz barrier but it has happened.

Good luck with your OC'ing adventure
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what do you think i could get to on my athlon xp 2600+?
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what do you think i could get to on my athlon xp 2600+?

I had a 2600+ XP (barton), and I managed to get it up to 2.265GHz (197x11.5). To get that i needed 1.7vcore, and 2.8vdimm (and a lower divider). I was limited my my cheap mobo, so you could probably get more out of it. My load temps were 39c after an all copper HS & a 78cfm fan.

This is what worked for me, but you might have better luck.

EDIT:

I'm running a 4600+ X2 ( brisbane) and im sitting at 2.88GHz on stock everything (vcore, vdimm, htt multi, ect). From what I hear, most brisbanes will OC to roughly the same point (around 3.0 to 3.3ish) with a good mobo and cooling. Run CPU-Z like Thlnker said, and let us know what you've got. Way to go on your first OC btw.
Edited by logan - 7/2/08 at 12:29pm
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Ive got my AMD Athlon 4400+ Dual Core to 3.27 GHz and its even stable after 8 hours of Prime95!
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Ive got my AMD Athlon 4400+ Dual Core to 3.27 GHz and its even stable after 8 hours of Prime95!
Whoa. Thats some sick overclocking (to me at least... miserable 333MHz OC on my old Windsor 4600+), and on the same mobo I had. Over 40% faster
Those Brisbane cores seem some powerful overclockers.
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I just blew my stock cpu cooler out, updated my bios, reseated my heat sync and ran OCCT to get it to run stable @ 2.4 from 2.2.

All I can say is if you think your running stable then run it through OCCT because I thought my cpu was stable till I ran OCCT. Its very particular but your computer will be rock steady after it. I know I can go higher now but I would definately need a better cooler.
Im running the AM2 4200+ Windsor cpu. My memory is at stock timings and stock 800mhz

Im running 55c under load and 30c at idle now.

I can run my cpu up to 2.8 for maybe 30 seconds and take a screen shot but that doesnt really prove anything.
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