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Went to Fry's Friday and grabbed an Athlon II X3 450 for $59.I think I got a good one guys!Woohooo!eek.gifbiggrin.gif:yessir:
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1748475
Best part about it,this is just the intitial set-up,and it's made it through PCMark05 at 4.04MHz @1.49v on air so far.The IMC seems pretty stout too.


EDIT: updated
This cpu has exceeded my expectations,to say the least tongue.gif
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1825214

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this is on air..22-25c ambients
temps under 50c load with a 3 heatpipe cooler!
Edited by Redwoodz - 6/8/11 at 12:49pm
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pretty good (: hows temps? xD
    
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that's awesome, but yeah i'm curious what temps you're getting?
    
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Originally Posted by Liighthead;12989742 
pretty good (: hows temps? xD
It's idling at 38c right now-ambient around 32c.Fully loaded...I don't know yet tongue.gif.Running at 4.04MHz it was pushing 58c,but I had it overvolted more than it needed.This thing might make me finally get wet.
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Does it unlock???
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^ dose it ? biggrin.gif
    
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Didn't the first try,but it might be this board too.I have not really fooled with it much.Wouldn't even POST.
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Hey Redwoodz, Nice OC and chip you got there. Just watch your VRM's smile.gif
I see you already have them sinked smile.gif Good boy tongue.gif
   
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I have owned a couple of Athlon II X2 chips and one Athlon II X3 and in my tests, I have been able to produce higher stable overclocks then with the Athlon II X4 chips. My Athlon II X4 chips would all poop out around 3.7Ghz while 4.0ghz was common on the X2,X3 variety.
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This chip is blowing my mind.Iv'e been benching and browsing the net all morning @4.35GHz...and not a blink.I know it still has alot of headroom left,but the temps are getting up there around 58c on a hot day,and Vcore is fluctuating.It idles real cool,but the temp rises rapidly on load.Im thinking the T.I.M. install might not be right,as this Gelid GC Extreme is kind of tricky.It gets real thick fast.First time I didn't use enough and found a small air pocket upon removing.This time I used quite abit,maybe too much.Only one way to find out,I have some MX2 I will try next.

edit: Oh and as far as the mobo..I ran IBT at 4.2 and it passed,but you won't see me run it much more,and I definetly wouldn't walk away from it while running:coolsmile
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