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1.) Not sure about bad stepings, but in general these chips either end up being cooling limited. Or Multi limited.

2.) Stock = 1.325v Max = 1.55v

3.) I was able to get my x4 620 to 300x13 (3900mhz) with a x8 CPU-NB Multi (or FID) for 2400mhz NB.
Though, this was a very extreme overclock, really pushing the volts. And a nice cherry picked chip. With some work and proper cooling, 3.6ghz shouldn't be a problem. 3.8Ghz if you're familiar with AMD Overclocking, and your cooling holds up.

4.) They have C3's coming, but not in Retail yet.

For $140, you can get a C3 stepping Phenom II x4 925. You may wish to consider this chip. (Stock 2.8ghz) Box Code = HDX925WFK4DGM

Also consider the Phenom II x4 945 C3 3.0ghz = HDX945WFK4DGM for $150
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
1.) Not sure about bad stepings, but in general these chips either end up being cooling limited. Or Multi limited.

2.) Stock = 1.325v Max = 1.55v

3.) I was able to get my x4 620 to 300x13 (3900mhz) with a x8 CPU-NB Multi (or FID) for 2400mhz NB.
Though, this was a very extreme overclock, really pushing the volts. And a nice cherry picked chip. With some work and proper cooling, 3.6ghz shouldn't be a problem. 3.8Ghz if you're familiar with AMD Overclocking, and your cooling holds up.

4.) They have C3's coming, but not in Retail yet.

For $140, you can get a C3 stepping Phenom II x4 925. You may wish to consider this chip. (Stock 2.8ghz) Box Code = HDX925WFK4DGM

Also consider the Phenom II x4 945 C3 3.0ghz = HDX945WFK4DGM for $150
oh thanks for the heads up i didn't realize they had a C3 945, im really pushing the volts on this chip, trying for 3.7ghz. So much so, that im hoping it makes it 5 months till my birthday

EDIT: in theory, that C3 945 would push past 4ghz
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post #713 of 1595
It has the potential too, but you can always get bad overclockers.
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It has the potential too, but you can always get bad overclockers.
haha, tell me about it

0904 chip+nVidia chipset

the worst of the worst, lovely
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fear of Oneself View Post
haha, tell me about it

0904 chip+nVidia chipset

the worst of the worst, lovely
Haha, I almost feel bad laughing at that.
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I'm at 3.5GHz with 1.4v 24/7 stable . I probably could go higher but right now my max temp is like 53c and im very happy with that. Athlon II X4 are good chips if u have the setup to properly push them.
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Hi everyone, after reading through several posts, this thing came to my mind:

i own a x4 630 and i wonder if i got really bad piece for overclocking, or im making something wrong when pushing it to the limit. I can't achieve frequencies above 3.01 ( 215 x 14) even with massive voltage raise(1.5V +).
I tried to push just the cpu and NB freq. (i mean i lowered the ram frequency and HT multiplier, so this two things shouldn't be problem.) I even tried to raise the cpu-nb voltage from 1.175 to 1.3000 or more, and this didnt solve the problem.
I always get BsOD after running OCCT for like 40+ minutes. The cooling is also OK, i dont get much past 60 C in burn.
Any suggestions pls, or should i just get used to this situation? Thx for replies.
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Have you tried lowering the CPU multiplier and finding out the max HTT Clock for your motherboard yet?
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Yeah, now running 250x12, OCCT for 30 minutes still stable .
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There are some cases when the temperature is still below the Max Temp Recommended by AMD, the chip is unstable itself. Personally, I have the Athlon II X4 620 OC'ed to 3.84 GHz; however, if I have temperature above 40°C under load or idle, the chip becomes unstable and I would get BSOD. A side note, if you can keep your NB at 2.0GHz or so, and raise the HTT Clock starting from the highest multiplier on the chip, see how that goes.
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