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What do you guys think i could do to this processor? it is a system i built for somebody, and him and i have been talking about overclocking it.

it has a cooler i bought from a guy on here. it's an "arctic cooling freezer pro 64" and the board is an asus m4a88td evo usb3.0 and the ram is mushkin silverline 4gb (2x 2g)

so if i were to go over and try some oc'ing on it using prime95 as stability test what do you think i could get?
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For most people, 3.8 - 4 is attainable with that processor, though an "arctic cooling freezer pro 64" isn't a very good heatsink, so I don't actually recommend overclocking very much But you can always have fun, just keep the temps low, turn off quite and cool and all other power saving features, and constantly do stability test.
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Turn off C'n'Q and shoot for 3.8
Max voltage is 1.45v, so work with that.
Oh and don't forget to OC your NB freq.
 
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Read this and then you will learn a thing or two.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
    
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Originally Posted by onoz View Post
Turn off C'n'Q and shoot for 3.8
Max voltage is 1.45v, so work with that.
Oh and don't forget to OC your NB freq.
Really? I thought max for most quads was 1.55v.
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though an "arctic cooling freezer pro 64" isn't a very good heatsink, so I don't actually recommend overclocking very much
Eh, I use one on my 720be and I've had it 24/7 OC'd to 3.5ghz for many months.

28c idle 42c load in an ambient of about 22-24c.

Anyways, all chips are different. Start raising the clocks and get to overclocking!
Edited by _02 - 1/27/11 at 8:12am
    
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Eh, I use one on my 720be and I've had it 24/7 OC'd to 3.5ghz for many months.

28c idle 42c load in an ambient of about 22-24c.

Anyways, all chips are different. Start raising the clocks and get to overclocking!
You are going to have more heat with a quad at 3.8-4.0ghz then a 3 core at 3.5ghz. Mugen 2 or Hyper 212 are good budget coolers or you can go for the top 2 coolers Silver Arrow or NH-D14 if you have the move. Because these babies are freaking big.
Edited by dixson01974 - 1/27/11 at 8:23am
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