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Should I overclock AMD Athlon x2 240 and AMD Phenom x3 8450

Q: Should I overclock AMD Athlon x2 240 and AMD Phenom x3 8450

Ok heres my question I have those 2 CPU's, can you tell me which is better for overclocking
I have read some topic on this forum so I decided to overclock one of those CPU

my specs
GPU Name NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
CPU those 2 up wich want to clock
sorry if need something more tell me im new in this

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A: Should I overclock AMD Athlon x2 240 and AMD Phenom x3 8450

Both are quite weak. Get a more modern CPU and dont bother overclocking it.

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can this be overclocking or not ???

its not the black Edition one 2

A:Can I overclock Phenom II x2 550?

That will depend on your motherboard. but it's capable.

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I have CPU Phenom FX4130, mobo Asrock 960GC GS-FX, good cooler, Ram 2x4Gb Ddr3 1866Mhz.
So i just go in the BIOS, load default settings, than again into the BIOS, disable Cool and Quiet. Than set CPU Multiplier to x21, set CPU voltage from 1.425 to 1.45 V and off course save BIOS changes. The result is that its still 3.8GHz, not 4.2GHz.
I tried to put litle the clock, from 200 to 211, with multilier x20, but still the same problem-my cpu is still 3.8GHz.
Excuse my not good english, but i am from east Europe.
What to do, to get stable overclock 4.2GHz?

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Hey guys,

I recently upgraded my computer. Here are the parts:

AsRock 970 Extreme4
AMD Phenom II 1055T
Patriot G2 8GB kit (I don't think this is the problem)

Also I have a Noctua U9B SE2 heatsink.

First I tried to overclock the CPU manually, by raising the bus speed to 243MHz (for 3.4GHz), stress tested it, and it crashed. Then, I raised the CPU voltage to 1.4000, which I figured was high enough (?). I tried it again, and it crashed.

By now I figured maybe I wasn't doing it right, so I used the motherboard's own 'optimised' overclock settings, and set it to 3.2GHz. This crashed again! Then, when I tried to boot it (before this it booted fine), it would load into Windows and show a black screen and a mouse (the mouse worked if that means anything).

Am I doing something wrong? The CPU's Turbo Core is supposed to let it run to 3.3GHz. This has been quite disappointing to say the least, especially after seeing others get overclocks of 4GHz+ with the same CPU.

A:My Phenom II doesn't overclock well

Getting a bad CPU these days is extraordinarily rare. and yes the Thubans are relatively good OC'ers , usually good for 4.0Ghz+. The CPU not even making it to turbo mode sounds like a possible PSU issue. i would download the program linked below, and run the CPU test with report. I am curious how much ripple you have going there. I would stay away from the PSU test. it is brutal and if its weak, will possibly take it out.


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Hello guys, I'm newbie but I read a lot of about overclock, I try to sketch my pc configuration.
CPU: In title
VGA: Nvidia GTS 250 1GB
RAM: 4GB (3,50 usable cause 32 bit)
HDD: 232GB Western Digital WDC WD2500AAKS-00VYA0 ATA Device (pirifrom)
My cpu cooler is default but my pc has 4x more ventilators (fans?), 2 in side but each of one slower and sometimes doesnt start automatically, I have to touch and it starts. (I upload a photo, dont know it's important or not, you can see 3x and 1 in back).

How many tuning do you recommend and what voltages would I check, what is dangerous, what is safe, more to know?
(Hope you understand me, my english isn't good but understable I think :P)
Thanks for help.

edit: server couldnt upload photo, but here is my pc (I'm trying to sell meanwhile)

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I have a Phenom II X2 560E on a Gigabyte 870-A UD3. The phenom is cooled using a Coolermaster hyper 212 plus. Any suggestion to overclock the cpu so i can see an obvious change?

A:How to overclock a Phenom II X2 560BE

Since this is a Black Edition processor it means that your Cpu multiplier is unlocked. A good place to start would be to bump up the multiplier one step at a time without increasing voltage to see how much you can get for free. You should do stability testing on each incremental step before trying to go higher.

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Hey guys, Been messing with my Phenom 1055t, have got it stable (kinda) around 3.81ghz, when i push it to 4004mhz it lasts about 10 seconds on 100% load torture test, also i notice in crysis warhead the graphics go all patchy when theres a crash incoming - how can i stabilize 4ghz? more voltage? im at 1.4875V atm with 14.00 multi and 286mhz fsb - spread spectrum for cpu on auto and Dram about 1525mhz

TIA Jamie

A:Phenom II X6 1055T Overclock

Have you lowered the ram speed/divider to remove the ram from the overclocking equation?

Next have you set the pci lock?

I would stop wasting time trying to get 4.0 when you are having problems at 3.81. Remember if it is not prime95 stable, it is a worthless overclock. You first need to find out where you start to get errors in prime95 before you attempt anything like 4gig.

FWIW I have my 965 overclocked to 4gig on stock voltage with C&Q enabled. It does take a while upping fsb by 1~2mzh and running stability tests.

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Which processor is better?

AMD Athlon X2 6400+ Black Edition 3.2 GHz
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz (if possible, overclocked to 3.0GHz)

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A:AMD Athlon vs. AMD Phenom

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Hi...I am currently building a PC and look for a CPU in the area of 70.

On the site I am going with these CPU's are the same price:

Which would be the better CPU for playing newer games such as Black Ops?

A:Phenom II X2 555 BE or Athlon II X4 630

The chart here suggests the Athlon II X4 630 game performance is a little better than the Phenom II X2 555, but not by much:

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Hi all ..I am new here

I wanna ask about your opinions on this

Should i get Amd Phenom x2 555 or Athlon x4 640?

the pc is for gaming mainly. but i want to run quite well on simple multi-tasking as well
like for example:
playing game while ripping dvd or while scanning pc
ripping dvd and scanning pc while browsing the internet.

i read that if its only gaming, phenom x2 555 would perform better. and im happy with that but can it handle the multi-tasking i mention before?

A:AMD Phenom x2 555 or Athlon x4 640

playing game while ripping dvd or while scanning pcClick to expand...

You're so screwed no matter which CPU, definitely going to notice hiccups from your harddrive.

So that makes your question pretty moot.
You'd only get a 640 if you're doing video encoding, editing, or heavy photo editing.

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Call me a noob if you must. This is my first thread.=) My question is very basic: With the games (software) available now, is it better to have a 3.0 dual core vs a 2.4 quad core, everything else being equal? It is my understanding that most applications now can not utilize the 4 cores, and the economy being what it is, is a faster processor, albit dual core, better?

Any feedback would be welcome.

Thank you all.

A:AMD Athlon X2 3.0 Mhz 64 vs AMD Phenom 2.4 Mhz

It depends on what exactly you're doing. Honestly, even if a program only takes advantage of two cores, it'd be better suited to run on the quadcore, as the program would get a full two cores, while other programs and processes could utilize the other two cores, making for better overall performance.

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Hello everyone, how can i overclock my cpu (AMD Phenom II X3 710 & Ecs Gf8200a Phenom-2 X4 Quad Core Mboard)?

I do have Frequency / Voltage control in the bios.

But i have never overclocked before so not sure how to do it correctly.

A:AMD Phenom II X3 710 & GF8200A MOBO Overclock?

Hello fadedrs,
Did you know you can unlock the 4th core on this bad boy ?, Enable ACC in the BIOS (if you can) to enable the 4th core, but if you do that i would run Prime 95 just to check the 4th core is good. (AMD dont like it though and on the later one's they laser etched the crap out of the 4th core). How much were you hoping to get out of this CPU ?, i would leave the voltage on auto for now and bump up the frequency, try +5 at a time untill you get issue's (most likely a BSOD), or you reach your desired speed, if you get a BSOD up the voltage, i think the stock voltage is 1.3V but you would need to check this. Go here and have a read,

Ultimate Overclocking & Stability Testing - Dev Hardware

Next go to the AMD site and check the spec's for your CPU.

Products & Technologies

Also you will need speedfan to check the temp's and CPUz to check the speed and the voltage.

I have seen these up to 3.5Ghz without too many issue's, just keep an eye on the temp's. (of course they will go higher but you get into cooling issue's then). Give it a go and post your result's. Good luck.

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I have just built a new system consistsing of the following:

Asus M5A78L/USB3 AMD Socket AM3
Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit Non-ECC CL9
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache
Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache - OEM Caviar Green
Powercool 550W 80plus Certified Efficienty PSU - 1x PCI-E 4x SATA
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1

The initial build of the system went as planned until I activated the CPU overclocker on the ASUS motherboard. When this is on the system seems to boot ok and starts to load windows but then hangs and all I get is a blank black screen. I would be happier and the problem easier to diagnose if it was a BSOD rahter than leaving me clueless. No other changes in the BIOS were made.

I have had to reboot and reset the motherboard to the default values to get it to work ok.

Has anyone had a similar issue or can help me identify what could be wrong?

A:System Hangs On Trying to Overclock AMD Phenom II CPU

Overclocking isn't just a simple "turn on the overclocking feature and it works". It takes a lot of trial and error to get a proper overclock. I would suggest you head over to Overclockers Forums - The Performance Computing Community and start doing a lot of research.

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AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDX945FBGIBOX

one processor has l3 cache while the other does not.

which one is better for gaming and price?

A:AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb

Both are good processors with very similar specs. It all boils down to 2 questions: Firstly, can you motherboard take a processor with a 125W rating? Secondly, do you think that the addition of L3 cache is worth the extra $35?

If the answer to both of these is 'Yes', then I would go for the 945 model, else the 640 model will serve well.

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Hello, sorry to say i have no idea with what im doing on overclocking a phenom, the whole hex thing messes with my head lol, but ya heres the full low down of current specs

XFX 750a 1.3 Bios
Phenom 9600 BE
2x2 Gig dual chan ocz sli ram 800 mhz < if u know about ram to that would be nice since the other 4 gigs are on the way xD
1000 watt ultra sli psu
2x 9800GTX+ in sli
1TB dying Seagate Barracuda 7200

A:Help Me Overclock My Phenom 9600 Black Edition

You may want to check these out : http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2188777,00.asp

However, the 9600 does not seem to be a particularly efficient overclocker. Be careful and ensure that you have replaced the stock HSF that ships with the processor with a far better one. Read a few more reviews and benchmarks. I could provide a few more links if you require.

Also, give a shot to the AMD Overdrive utility. You have an unlocked multiplier in your BE processor and it's a good utility to help you easily OC.

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Currently running an Athlon II x2 220 2.8GHz and am thinking of moving to a quad. My (HP) M2n68-la Narra5 board is limited to 95w, the spec sheet shows compatibility with the Phenom II quad and the Athlon X4. I think I've narrowed it down to three choices.

A Athlon II x4 3.1GHz:

A Phenom II x4 2.8GHz:

Or a 65w lower clock version (Phenom II x4 2.6GHz) which is closer to my current setup regarding power consumption:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103907

I have read various ideas on just how much of difference the L3 will make. Would the higher clock of the Athlon negate the L3 of the Phenom? Would there be much of a difference at all? Ideas? Thank you!

A:Having some trouble with Phenom/Athlon choices,

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I was wondering if anyone could help me which one to get.

I'm most likely gonna use the PC that im building now for MMORPG's.

I got a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 (rev 1x)
It's the oldest of the lot i know >.< coz i got it ages ago and forgot that i bought it, anyway, I had a look at the compatible processors for it and what i can actually afford. So i got to conclusion to either get the Phenom X3 8600 or Athlon X2 7850.
Just additional info's that might be of use.
The main reason i'm building this pc is so i can play Dragon Nest and Eden Eternal and some other 3D MMORPG's.
Thanks in advance,

A:AMD Phenom X3 8600 or Athlon X2 7850

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AMD is launching a handful of processors today aimed at offering good value for budget conscious buyers. The new lineup consists specifically of three Athlon II and two Phenom II parts -- in dual, triple and quad-core flavors -- all of which deliver slight clock bumps over their predecessors without pushing prices upward, thanks to improvements in Global Foundries' 45nm process.

Source -
Latest Hardware Headlines - TechSpot News

A:AMD pushes new Athlon II and Phenom II processors.

Benchmarks over at AnandTech.com.

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I'm use to Intel CPUs but have bought a desktop with an AMD CPU. Specs aren't that great so I'd like to at least get a quad core into the system.

The only thing I can tell you I know about CPUs are the sockets have to match along with the voltage use with the mother board.

So I am running AMD Athlon X2 7550 2.50GHz that runs on AM2+. I'd like to upgrade to the AMD Phenom II X4 920. But I'm not sure if it will work with my computer.

Some specs for the AMD Athlon X2 7550 2.50GHz can be found here, link. Same goes for the AMD Phenom II X4 920, here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. To go beyond this, to tell me it wont work and recommend a working one, I would appreciate it even more!

Thank you,

A:CPU Upgrade Help - AMD Athlon x2 7550 2.50GHz AM2+ to AMD Phenom II X4 920

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Phenom Recycled: Athlon X2 7000-Series : AMD Introduces Dual-Core Phenom

Everybody is getting excited about the upcoming Phenom II launch. AMD has already released a bit of information, saying that the 45 nm Phenom II has reached 6.3 GHz cooled with liquid nitrogen, and the pre-release press information indicates that overclocking margins could be as substantial as the potential of a Core 2 processor. However, Phenom II isn't here yet. But AMD {has} just introduced a new Athlon X2 product, which is based on the Phenom's Stars core. We're taking a look at the Athlon X2 7000-series, which brings AMD's dual-core performance up a bit.

The Athlon X2 7000-Series: Phenom Recycled

While AMD's upcoming Phenom II processor represents a new product, shrunk to the new 45 nm DSL SOI process and with more cache memory, the Athlon X2 7000-series is nothing short of the already-well-known Phenom on the bug-fixed B3 stepping. You can tell this by the model numbers, which all end in 50. The 7000 model number most likely was chosen to compete with Intel's Core 2 Duo E7000 series, which includes the same total amount of cache memory. However, while the new Athlon X2 7000 comes with 512 KB L2 cache per core and an additional 2 MB shared L3 cache for both cores, Core 2 Duo E7000 just has its 3 MB shared L2 cache

Full Info ...

Phenom Recycled: Athlon X2 7000-Series : AMD Introduces Dual-Core Phenom - Review Tom's Hardware

A:Phenom Recycled: Athlon X2 7000-Series

barman wouldnt this be in news???
just asking....
otherwise good read

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Hi, i want to overclock my Athlon 64....which i heard are made to be overclocked. Can someone tell me what to look for in my CPU MONITOR that this motherboard came with? My CPU right now is set at 200...what's the max for my CPU (ATHLON 64 3000+)? What do I closely monitor...the temp and the voltage as i slowly raise the frequency?

A:want to overclock athlon 64

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I used SpeedFan and overclocked the FSB on an old Athlon XP 2800+ in my D325 workstation. It was rated at 2.08GHz and it is now at approximately 2.313GHz. Any other suggestions on how to increase it any more? The FSB reached its limit at 185MHz before the PC locks up and the multiplier is at the max of 12.5. I have vista Home Premium x86 on it and it runs great.

Just and FYI...by increasing the CPU clock the WEI went from 3.5 for the CPU up to 3.8.

Thanks in advance and I understand if I can't get any more out of it.

A:Athlon XP Overclock

Hello Blackhawk7188,
Have you tried increasing the CPU voltage ?, this may make it a bit more stable.
Increase in very small increments and check the temp at each increase.
Give it a try and post your results, good luck.

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Hi all

I recently built my new computer and have been trying to overclock my AMD Athlon x2 7750 CPU (Not Black Edition). But for some reason, it wont overclock very far at all. I cant even get it to 3ghz before the overclock fails and the bios resets the settings back to default. Ive been reading online that this CPU can easily reach 3.1Ghz on air without any voltage adjustment.

I have an Asus M2N68-AM PLUS Motherboard a 1GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 Memory. I hear that this motherboard can overclock reasonably well and i know the ram can go a long way, but i still cannot reach past even 2.95Ghz, even if i adjust the voltage to the cpu, ram or chipset.

Does anyone know whats up with this? I would really like to overclock my CPU to 3.1Ghz.

This is a full list of my systems specs:

Motherboard: Asus M2n68-AM Plus
RAM: Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800
Video: Intergrated GeForce 7025 Graphics (Upgrading to a cheap 8600gt soon)
PSU: Thermaltake 430watt PSU

I know the 8600gt is a very bad video card but at least its far better then what ive got.

Anyway, any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Nissanman.

A:Athlon X2 7750 won't overclock very far

Hi Nissanman,
Unfortunately I can tell you why that is. i own a 7750 but mine is the BE. I had mine (before i replaced it) OC'ed to 3.4 by using the unlocked multi, the non BE versions however do not like to have their ref clock moved very far at all. if you are getting 2.95 you are doing very well for a non BE version. many non BE 7750 owners cant get their FSB past 208. it looks as if you have yours up to 222Mhz

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puke: Hi, I hope someone can help me, I have an Asrock K7S8X mobo, AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 1 Gb of Ram (PC 2700 , DDR333), and a Geforce fx 5700 le graphics card. I wanted to know if i can overclock the CPU, at present the processor speed in the bios reads, 2083 mhz. CPU host frequency is 166 Mhz and the Dram frequency is set on auto. It can be set to different speeds eg. ddr333 (133 mhz). Any ideas to set me in the right direction, i have overclocked my graphics card using NVIDIA Coolbits, to a speed of 306mhz/514mhz, runs half life 2 like a dream!

A:Amd Athlon Xp 2600+ Overclock?

The processors multiplier is probably locked but you can bump up the CPU frequency to 400. Most 2500 and 2600's will run that high which will give you an XP 3200. I did it with no problems and no increase in heat. You may also be able to get the RAM up that high too. But check it for heat. If the RAM does run at 400 you may need to put heat spreaders on it. Ive always been able to get 266 RAM to run at 333. You might also want to put RAM heatsinks on the video card RAM . Good luck.

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hi there!
could anybody help me please!
i like to overclock my cpu,but i need some step by step instructions.
would be very nice if somebody could help me please!

A:how to overclock athlon 64 x2 4200mhz

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Now, I'm trying to get some more performance out of my CPU since it's getting somewhat old now and I think it might help.
I really don't know how to explain my motherboard specs but I'll try.
The manufacturer is nVidia.
The model is NF-MCP68
The chipset - nVidia GeForce 7025
Southbridge - nVidia nForce 630a
I also know that there's Biostar somewhere there since their logo is shown on boot up.

As for BIOS, it's brand is
Pheonix Technologies, LTG
Version 6.00 PG
The other reason I wanted to overclock is because I have the black edition of the CPU that supposedly has an unlocked multiplier, so why not take advantage of that.
The problem is, I don't know how to modify that multiplier. In BIOS there's only an option to up the CPU voltage (by 3, 6 or 10 percent) and up the CPU clock (but I think that's actually the FSB clock)

I didn't fiddle with the voltage but I did try changing the clock. The accepted range is 200-450 with 200 being the default but when I tried setting it to 250, there was an error on bootup and I had to reset it.
With some trial and error I found out that the highest setting allowed is 229 which ups the clock of my CPU core from 2.6 to ~3 ghz
Unfortunately, even though the stability test passed, the PC froze up after a short time playing a game.

Naturally, I'm a bit saddened by this but I figured I'd still ask for advice since there are surely more options to explore.
I'd also like to try sof... Read more

A:Please help me overclock my Athlon X2 5000+

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My first time to overclock. I have read all the warnings, realize there is a chance that I may end up with a fried cpu, and yet find myself wanting to do it anyways. Part of me hesitates to even ask questions about overclocking, as the general mood of what I have read in this forum is... how shall I say... aggresive when it comes to responding to people like me :giddy: . The ones who know so little about OCing, yet dare to go on.

First question, is the risk ONLY to the CPU? I figure if I burn it, I will just buy an Athalon XP 3200. Wrong? Am I risking more than just my CPU?

My mobo is the Asus A7V600. I know it is not the best OCing board, but not too bad from the research I have done. (Yes, I have been researching as much as I can on this before I dive on in).

My memory is PC3200 400Mhz (2 sticks of 256Mb)

I have the Volcano 12 coming in the mail this week to stick on the cpu and cool it off.

I will have more questions to those who are willing to walk me through this, if there is such a person in here. I figure I am going to take it nice and slow. Tweaking the settings in very minimal increases over the next few weeks.

A:Athlon 2500+ overclock

DonNagual said:

First question, is the risk ONLY to the CPU? I figure if I burn it, I will just buy an Athalon XP 3200. Wrong? Am I risking more than just my CPU?Click to expand...

Any overclocking can damage more than just the component being overclocked. There is always a risk, that the additional stress of overclocking can break something, particularly when o/cing the cpu, where you may need to up the voltage.

As for actually overclocking an athlon 2500+, all you should have to do is increase the FSB to 200Mhz (400Mhz DDR), and if you are lucky it will boot up as a 3200+. If it doesn't boot up then you will have to clear the CMOS, and will need to increase the voltage (from 1.65 Standard) to 1.7 or 1.75.

I wouldn't recommend increasing the voltage much higher, as more voltage = more heat. Some 2500s work fine as 3200s, but others like the one I have tried don't like it, even when running nice and cool (~45C under load) with 1.75V, I could not get it stable, it would run 3dmark fine, but crash under doom3 etc.

As always Your Mileage May Vary.

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Can anyone tell me if i can overclock on my setup? I can adjust the CPU,AGP,DDR and NB voltages on my motherboard. I know that the multiplier is locked on my CPU, but someone mentioned a socket hack to get around that. I've never overclocked and this is my first build so i'm trying to learn this stuff. Is this to risky with this setup or do i need any different hardware? If i can how much performance increase can i get? Thanks for any advise.
ABIT KV7 motherboard
XFX GeForce 5500 video card
OCZ400512ELPE memory
ALPS floppy
ZALMAN CNPS 7000-AlCu CPU cooler
ZALMAN ZM-NB47J northbridge heatsink
ANTEC SL400 power supply

A:overclock Athlon XP 3200-400?

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i really need to figure this out because when my pc boots up it says my athlon is 1050mhz. well, last week it said 1600+ its a 1.6 or 1.7 athlon and this is really bothering me.

A:in bios, how can i overclock my amd athlon

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Hi i have a Asus A8N32-SLI with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz Socket 939 and i have it overclocked to 2.9Ghz on a 11x Multiply and it seem pretty stable when playing call of duty 4 etc. But as i lower the Multiply to 9x and put FSB overclock to (325) which makes it 2925 Ghz the pc boots but its not stable on the desktop would high performance DRR 400Mhz OCZ Performance DDR400,corsair xms etc make it more stable on the lower 9x multiply since the Ram iam using now is just cheap

A:AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz overclock

RAM makes a big difference. I've had good experience from OCZ and Corsair. You may want to try adjusting the voltage on the cpu or the memory. Though the cheap memory may not do so good with adjusting the voltage.

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I Would Like To Oc This Processor For Him And I Was Wondering How To Go About This And How Far To Go. Also Is This Cpu Any Good? I Use Intel So I Am Not Familiar

A:I Want To Overclock A Friends Amd Athlon 1.15ghz

Give us some information and we can help you out.
You'll need to know:

1) The motherboard being used
2) The FSB being used on the processor
3) The rated clock speed, voltage and core of the processor
4) The speed of RAM being used
5) The average temperature of the processor currently
6) What type of cooling is being used / is available

Read the sticki'ed topics in the Cooling and Modding forum and this one, especially this thread:


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Pretty self explanatory...tower specs are in my sig.

A:Can I overclock my Athlon XP 3000+ processor?


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The title pretty much says it all.

Here are my specs: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1808734

A:How to safely overclock an AMD Athlon II X2 240 processor

Amd makes a really nifty, comprehensive piece of performance software called AOD. It can be had here:
Most x2 2xx models will OC to between 3.5-3.8Ghz depending on the motherboard you are using. You should list the rest of your components so we know what we are dealing with, including the PSU you are using. assuming you have quality components, you have the advantage of many others OC'ing this model before you. using AOD is nice as you can shorten the time to OC before making the final stable settings semi permanent in the bios if you choose, or setup an OC profile in AOD to use only during intense operations or gaming if you like. If you want, you can jump right to a setting of 3.4Ghz by raising the HT ref to 242 and the V-core to 1.475 and running the built in stability test for 15 minutes. from there raise the HT ref by 5-10 Mhz and run the stability test until it breaks. You can then raise the Vcore in intervals of .025-.05 until stable. Remember your CPU has a locked multiplier so you will be OC'ing the whole system when you raise the HT ref clock (memory,Northbridge, etc) you may want to drop the HT/NB/CPU multiplier back while you find the maximum OC to eliminate it as a possible limiting factor. a couple things to keep in mind...

1) watch temperatures. Its a REALLY good idea to have after-market cooling (heatsink/Fan) while OC'ing
2) make sure you have adequate PSU, both ... Read more

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hey, i have a problem with my comp when i attemp to overclock it.
I have the X2 5600+, and the ASUS M2N-E m/b, with 4x 1Gb OCZ dual channel DDR2 ram.
trying to overclock from the bios never works, as once windows boots up(usually wont even boot up after you leave bios till you manually restart it), the cpu speed is always back at 2.81GHz.
also using the ASUS tool, allowing overclocking from inside windows doesnt work either, as soon as i attempt the update, either a minute or two later, it resets the clock speed, or the computer will just lock up, and when i restart it, the clock speed will be back to normal.
any ideas as to why this might be happening?


A:AMD Athlon 64X2 5600+ Overclock problems

How much are you trying to increase the speed and do you increase the memory speed at the same time?

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to you "professional" overclockers of amd systems, i have athlon 64x2 5400+ black edition. my question is this: is running prime95 a "true" test of system stability? i ran the program for two hours without a hitch, but my system just doesn't seem to run smooth--no errors, lockups, or bsod's--it just doesn't seem to run smooth... i can't explain it in any other way.

stock speed 2.8ghz
oc'd speed 3.3 ghz
so, i upped my core voltage to 1.5
upped the dram voltage to 2.0
increased the multiplier to 16.5
backed the ht link to 800mhz (leaving @ 1ghz produces bsod or random reboots)
backed the dram timing to ddr2 667 (leaving @ ddr2 800 produces bsod or random reboots)
i have good temp readings (screenshot is idle; however, running prime95, kept stable temp of 49c)

is there any other setting i should be giving consideration to or that i'm missing althogeter?

thanks in advance for any help, info, or advice


A:athlon black edition stable overclock

I have an intel cpu (see my specs) so this may not be great for amd but this is what i would do.

As your rams rated for 800mhz id raise the fsb to as close to 400 as i could get i get with the multiplier for the cpu as low as it;ll go to get a ratio of 1:1. Ideally your looking for a fsb of 400 with a cpu multiplier of 8 but i dont know if thats possible with your setup.

My fsb is set to 500 so:

Cpu is 500x6=3000mhz
RAM= 500x2=1000mhz
ratio 1:1

Oh and i dont know what voltages amd take but my intel cpu is set to 1.2volts so your 1.5volts seems high.

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Im contemplating on purchasing this:
AMD 35W Mobile Athlon XP-M 2000+ 1.533GHz, 266 MHz FSB, 512K L2 Cache Processor - OEM
Model# AXMD2000GJQ4C
Item # N82E16819103441
Model: AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M
Core: Barton
Operating Frequency: 1.533GHz
FSB: 266MHz
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Voltage: 1.35V
Process: 0.13Micron
Socket:uPGA socket 563.
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: OEM(Processor Only)
My question is, if i had a nice fully copper thermaltake heatsink rated to cool up to an athlon xp socket A 3400+, how much could i possibly stabily over clock this processor to?

A:How Much can you overclock a ATHLON XP 2000 mobile (barton core)

Detailed Info on how much you can push ur CPUs before they become liquid silicon.

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hi, i have an Athlon XP 2200+ processor and km400-8235 Mobo.
how can i overclock to get the safest maximum power? is it worth doing?
how much Ghz. should i be getiing out of my processor?
any answers comments or questions asked will be greatly appreciated.........thanks

A:Athlon xp 2200+ km400-8235 mobo overclock?

There is no "do this in this order answer" to your question.
Every system will will react differently when overclocking, even systems
with the same components.
The best thing you can do is read, research, and read some more.

This is a site that has a ton of info for anyone looking to overclock.
Overclockers Forums
The people there are very nice and willing to help.
But do some reading first so you are informed of the hazzards of overclocking.

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Hallo, i've had this computer since about late 2005, and i'm wanting to overclock it but i don't know exactly how far i can go with it, i'm not wanting to go overboard just give it abit of a boost.

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.2GHz

And as far as my computer, here's all of the specs Directly from the HP Site.


i'm currently running on: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)

2 Sticks of RAM: 1 Gig DDR2 400Mhz CL3
= 2 Gigs of Ram.

Basically i'm wanting to know how far i can take it(i'm only looking at taking it to maybe 2.5 tho) And what settings i have to put in, Also i have upgraded to a 500W Power Supply And my Graphics card is: GeForce 9800 GTX

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newly built system:

Motherboard = Biostar TF720 A2+
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ brisbane
RAM = G-skill DDR2 1000mhz 2GBx2 (PC-8000)

here are the CPU specs:
Name Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (dual core)
Operating Frequency 2.9GHz
Hyper Transports 2000MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.30 V/1.35 V
Thermal Power 65W

My first problem is this - I installed one 2gb stick and went to test out some settings. The HIGHEST clock it allows me to put the memory is 400mhz!!! (even though this is 500mhz memory).

The CPU is set at 200mhz x 14.5 THe multiplier can be lowered but not raised, and the FSB can be changed.

Right now the current settings are 200mhzx14.5 and cpu-z is showing my memory as 362.5mhz I can't understand why I can't raise above 400mhz in the BIOS. In the manual it says the motherboard supports DDR2 533/667/800 and 1066(by AM2+ cpu). Is this not an AM2+ cpu?

What is the ideal setting I should put for the multiplier , FSB (HTT), and memory to give the best performance?

Second issue is that this board has on-board video, but only lets me select 256mb for 'IGPU buffer size" in the BIOS. I guess I can't go to 512?

Sorry but I am new to AMD's new CPU line-up.


A:Overclock settings for an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (Brisbane) CPU with DDR2 1000mhz mem

I think I now see that my cpu is AM2, not AM2+ and thus the highest memory supported is DDR2-800 (400mhz). Should I lower the multiplier and raise the FSB? I heard odd multipliers (its on 14.5 now) are not good. Is this true?

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i bought the above yesterday after my brother printer stopped working. i managed to install everything except the printer driver. it couldnt find the driver although recognised there was new hardware?. i had put in the cd but it ignored it.i have had a situation before with vista(which i wish i had never bought) and it wouldnt recognise an ipod or mps player.

i managed to work through the help section which confused me and in the end the nearest i got was error in INF but i have ni idea what that means.

i am using the usb that came with the brother computer. the man at currys said it should be ok and the only one they had in the shop was a 3 metre cable which was too long. i bought itas i needed a all in one printer and couldnt find the dc117 brother as a replacement.

i am very frustrated by this and would be grateful for any help as i need it asap!

many thanks

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Printer: HP Photosmart 8450
Connection: USB tower front
Firewall: ESET Smart Security

Estimated Ink Levels tab in HP Toolbox gives the message: "The computer is unable to establish two-way communication with the device." I have performed an uninstall/reinstall, and run Windows update for driver updates. The ink levels show on the printer display.

When printing from pdf, I get a "document failed to print error, although the document does print. This does not happen from txt or doc.

In the Control Panel, in Printers and Faxes, the printer is set to default, and bidirectional support is checked. Ports listed are:

Port Description Printer
USB002 Virtual printer port for USB Lexmark 2600 Series (not currently hooked up)
USB001 Virtual printer port for USB HP Photosmart 8400 Series
DOT4_001 HP Photosmart 8400 Series (blank)

USB001 is checked. When I try to configure port, "An error occurred during port configuration. This operation is not supported." message pops up.

I don't see anything in ESET that might be interfering. I checked the Hardware forum for "The computer is unable to establish two-way communication with the device." and Photosmart 8450 and didn't find anything pertinent.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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Hello i was wondering witch would be the better processor to buy for gsming performance.

Here are my pc specs,

Processorual core 2.6 ghz AMD

ram: 2GB ddr2

Nvidia G-force 250, 512 MB


here are both im trying to choose from;



also could i reccomend me a new motherboard, a Nivida one, for the new quad cores coming out, time to do my pc up ^^

A:Processor picking, AMD Phenom 9600 VS AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition

Between the two, it is a no brainer. Get the 940. Next IMO you use an amd chipset board for an amd build and an intel chipset board for an intel build.

When you use third party chipset boards ie nvidia, sis, or via, you are asking for problems.
Nvidia makes fine video cards; their motherboard chipsets.... that is another matter.

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Which one of these is better? I might be overclocking and there is a price difference of about 30 euros. So which should I consider to buy?

Thanks in advance

A:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T vs. AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black

They are very close in performance, some reviews indicate that the 1100T is a slightly better overclocker. The price difference in the U.S. is only $10, not sure there's 30 euros worth of difference though.

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I am preparing to swap my CPU for an AMD 4200+ X2 dual core and add another gig of ram, using the exact same Corsair memory (2 x 512 MB DIMMs) currently installed in my system (see my system configuration below). I need some direction as info overload has me uncertain about order of the steps to do this as well as a good bit of information from various users of this particular mobo indicating that I am in for a lot of problems, which I would prefer to avoid if at all possible.

The manual that came with the board does not offer the info I need and unfortunately, the Forum and the Technical Form pages on the ASUS website will not display due to problems with their website, thus restricting vital information from me. So, I was unable to find help through those avenues and I am currently awaiting a response to an email I sent to the ASUS tech support site.

I need help by having the following questions answered, plus any additional information that can be provided is certainly welcomed.

Here are my questions:
(1) I have read numerous complaints that this mobo is not actually designed for the X2 CPU and that it was just an afterthought since the box has an X2 sticker on it rather than having it actually printed on the box. There are complaints that even with BIO updates, etc. there are problems with system hang ups and crashes after installing an X2 CPU. Is this board actually designed to run an X2 processor if the chip set and BIOS are updated as per ASUSs instructions? Is the... Read more

A:ASUS A8N-E mobo - swapping AMD Athlon 64 3000+ for AMD Athlon X2 4200+

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I just upgraded my mother board chip and ram from a 1.1ghz with sdram to a 1.93Ghz also an athlon with 512 ddr. Do I need to reload windows XP pro? Does windows keep track of that info for some reason or is it just ganna do the same thing it did on the 1.1 but faster having a faster chip and the bus pushing stuff around faster?

A:Upgrading from 1.1 Athlon to a 1.92 Athlon XP2400 need I reload windows?

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I am going to upgrade to a new processor soon and I was just wondering if my motherboard will run a Phenom II processor. It will run a Phenom processor and also Phenom FX, which hasn't even been released yet, so it seems like it would run most new AMD processors.

Here is the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131340


A:Will a motherboard that will run Phenom also run Phenom II?

It most propably won't. You will at least need a BIOS update. Actually it will. :O
Go here: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us search for your motherboard, choose WinXP (or any other, as it doesn't even matter), choose BIOS [BIOS history], choose the latest, 1001, BIOS, download. Then... I'm not sure, but you might need a floppy drive to update the BIOS, though some newer board can be done with a USB drive.

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