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Ive joined the forums in my quest for knowledge in the hardware department.Just going to browse the forums a bit and try out some of the tutorials.
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I currently own a AMD Athlon X2 3.2Ghz was initially meant to be a quick replacement I had a older PC and one day my mother board died so I pretty much had to drop the 775 socket cpu I had and upgrade to the AM3. Im currently trying to maximize its usage hopefully the forums will help me accomplish that...I do have a stock cooler so for now I'm not going to mess with it much
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Whats a good beginner guide/tutorial to read ? i noticed a few in sticky but wasnt sure if they were updated etc Thanks in advance
Edited by nachielous - 1/5/11 at 4:10am
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Hi and Welcome
I believe there is something wrong with your system.
Athlon x2 6400+ @3.2 is an AM2+ CPU with a DDR2 controller that doesn't work on an AM3 DDR3 board

Maybe you have a different CPU? Can you post a CPUz screenshot or validation link?
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post #3 of 11
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hmm maybe I have something wrong with my system specs ill link my hardware...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103873
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128443
Im looking at CPU-Z and its says Socket AM3 938
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Originally Posted by nachielous View Post
hmm maybe I have something wrong with my system specs ill link my hardware...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103873
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128443
Im looking at CPU-Z and its says Socket AM3 938
Yes, if you are VERY VERY sure you have this CPU, it's Athlon II x2, which is very different from Athlon x2

It's AM3/DDR3 allright, and supports RAM up to 1800MHz.

What you need is to OC it mildly- I have gotten it to 3.75 with a cheap aftermarket cooler.

Then get another stick of RAM, exact same as your current, and you'll have Dual Channel.

This should be enough to remove most of the bottleneck to the 5850
Edited by ronnin426850 - 1/5/11 at 5:06am
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Awesome problem is think Im going to have to purchase new ram the stick I bought is discontinued.. I was shopping around a bit and found these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303 and this aftermarket cooler looked pretty decent http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065 Im always up for suggestions when it comes to hardware
Edited by nachielous - 1/5/11 at 4:35am
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Awesome problem is think Im going to have to purchase new ram the stick I bought is discontinued.. I was shopping around a bit and found these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303 and this aftermarket cooler looked pretty decent http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065 Im always up for suggestions when it comes to hardware
Perfect, cheap and well performing
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Awesome ill purchase them both Im so excited right now In regards to the cpu did you have to adjust the voltage at all? And if there a guide to overclocking this specific CPU Ive searched google but nothing useful has turned up so far
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Checking this out now going to make the purchases thanks for your help
http://overclock.net/amd-general/91-...ing-guide.html
Edited by nachielous - 1/5/11 at 4:54am
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Awesome ill purchase them both Im so excited right now In regards to the cpu did you have to adjust the voltage at all? And if there a guide to overclocking this specific CPU Ive searched google but nothing useful has turned up so far
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1301/13/
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I have red that same one, but don't hope for 4Ghz.
On a stable mobo, without the GPU (sufficient power for the CPU), I couldn't get it over 3.75, even with 1.65v (which is way too high).

Right now I'm running it at 1.45, but 1.40 would probably also be stable.
Up untill 1.50 you are perfectly safe (with a good cooler, of course )
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welcome to OCN! hope your issue is solved with the new parts
   
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