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Well, I'm totally new to overclocking a CPU. All overclocks I ever did was raising the clocks on my GPU via ATI Overdrive...

So, I got an Asus M4A89GTD PRO motherboard, (core unlocker function) and an AMD Phenom II X2 (unlocked to X4) 3.30GHz B60 Black Edition cpu. Right now, I'm running a stock heatsink, but I'm not planing to OC just yet. I'm due to buy the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus heatsink, going to buy a second fan and make push+pull. Also going to get the Cooler Master Elite RC-430-KWN1 case, for better air flow and ventilation. So, here's the thing, I wanned to ask, if its ok to overclock the CPU if it has the extra cores unlocked, and would I be able to reach up to lets say 4GHz with overclocking it? Basically, what you say will make me decide whether to OC or not. Maybe I should get a different heastink or anything, I really need an advice. Thank you in advance.

Oh, by the way, here's a link to my CPUz validator.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1703561
Edited by Nginx - 3/10/11 at 3:27pm
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Instead of me writing an essay here check out the guide i put together in my sig, make sure you read the part about mosfets and heatsinks on different power phase boards (that part is a direct link to XD's warnings about the subject)

That said there is no reason why the chip would not hit your desired goals...check out my cpu-z validations. Also in the guide i put some of my personal overclock settings so play around with those and see what you get.
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Thats some nice validated GHz you got there. I am currently reading your guide, and I didn't quite understand what did you mean by 4+1 power on motherboard. I am very curious and interested in computing, mostly hardware so I would be very happy if you could explain a bit more, since I am dying to learn more about PC hardware. Also, will my motherboard do?
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Thats some nice validated GHz you got there. I am currently reading your guide, and I didn't quite understand what did you mean by 4+1 power on motherboard. I am very curious and interested in computing, mostly hardware so I would be very happy if you could explain a bit more, since I am dying to learn more about PC hardware. Also, will my motherboard do?
Your board has 8+2 power phases and has a heatsink on the phases so it should be more then enough. Just follow amd-dude's guide for OC'ing
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Your board has 8+2 power phases and has a heatsink on the phases so it should be more then enough. Just follow amd-dude's guide for OC'ing
Alright, thanks a lot for clearing it up. + Rep for ya.
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Yea i can't really do a clear explanation of the VRM's and mosfets and power phases that's why i linked to XD's guide, but u don't need to worry cause you have a quality board...just wait till you get the hyper 212+ and you will see that chip come alive.
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