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I'm a CPU overclocking noob whats the highest my AMD athlon 64 could get to safely with the stock heatsink, and what if i changed heatsink?
    
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No idea lol.
You've got a different (better ) CPU to me, and I'm no expert. Try making your own thread on it, you'll probably get more attention from other forum members. Theres also a couple of guides/stickys showing how far others have got. Lookat them
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kk cheers i might though wait till i get my fancy blue, copper base uv lit heatsink and fan
    
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I'd wait. More cooling...higher overclock


No offense, but back on topic....

What should i do to my vcore? I dont want to increase it too much. Whats the highest i should go before I stop?
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post #16 of 23
no idea ive never OC'd a CPU, except for putting mine up slightly with the software that came with my pc. sorry. so do you do it through the bios then yeah.
    
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oh but i dont think more than 1.75v thats what i heard is the highest stable on mine to get to 2.66ghz
    
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Just go up in small steps ,but keep an eye on your temps.55degrees is a good figure to stay below under full load. It,s not a good idea to go above that figure
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post #19 of 23
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ok will bear that in mind. Is there a point were too much voltage will decrease performance?
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post #20 of 23
Well, it depends on the memory controller in your CPU, (either E6 or E3)
E6 is faster but more sensitive to heat(has a lower die temperature).
Either way don't cross the 1.6-1.65(for air) limit, and monitor you temperatures closely, the die temperature of the E3 IS 75, the E6 model can take 10 degrees C less, so you shouldn't cross 50 degrees at full load with it.
Good luck hunting!.
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