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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ overclock?

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I'm waiting for my 945 to come in the mail, but in the meantime I put a X2 4600+ in my system. It's the BH-F2 revision, not sure if that's 89W or 65W.

What's the max safe vcore on this? The max temp I've seen so far is 43C. Can I shoot for 3GHz?
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post #2 of 7
89 watt.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD...0CUBOX%29.html

you can check this thread
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/12...overclock.html
( i found 1 at post #4)
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/12...ml#post1724583
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Three things:

1. Max voltage? Is 1.5-1.6v fine?
2. My RAM is rated for 1066MHz, but because this is a AM2 CPU it gets locked down to 800MHz. Would it be fine to "overclock" it back up to 1066MHz by up'ing the bus speed?
3. My motherboard supports HT 2600 MHz but obviously I'm running at 1000 MHz because of my CPU. Can I "overclock" it back up to 2600 MHz safely?
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With my old X2 (3000+) I was able to hit 3GHz at 1.5v but anything over I wouldn't really consider that very safe for that CPU. I ran it at 2.8Ghz @ 1.43v and kept the HT at stock. My memory was DDR 400, but I had the 939 CPU. Do you have a cooler for it or are you using the stock? I wouldn't really push it on stock cooling.
Edited by answ3r - 4/3/11 at 5:57pm
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I have a ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro right now. It doesn't even pop 50C while at 1.5V.

What about the other two things regarding the RAM and HT speed?
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post #6 of 7
its an am2 socket. the ht isnt going to back to your am2+ settings. no idea on the ram. i'd oc til it stops.
all in all, run what ya brung. it wont be that long.
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I understand I won't be able to overclock it all the way back, but maybe like 1200MHz? I guess this isn't very common.
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