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Old 01-16-07, 03:06 PM   #1
rHy0
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Default How far can an Athlon x2 4800+ usually go?

I will be getting a used athlon x2 4800+ CPU and I am just curious as to how high an overclock can usually be achieved by this CPU (on air)?

Also i am a bit worried that because i am getting a used one the guy might just be getting rid of it cause of a bad stepping... Is there really such thing as a 'bad' stepping as such? He even told me that to OC to 'around' 2.6GHz he had to up the vcore to 1.45 'or' 1.47 (he could'nt remember...) What does this say about it's overclocking potential? I would like to OC to at least 2.8GHz but is it risky going for this CPU or will it definately reach 2.8 no matter what stepping it has?

I would appreciate replies soon as i am supposed to be buying on friday.
Thanks.
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