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Old 01-16-07, 02:06 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-16-07, 02:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: How far can an Athlon x2 4800+ usually go?

Overclocking potential also depends on your ram, motherboard, psu.

You can put a cpu into one computer and only get 200mhz overclock. Put the exact same cpu into another computer and get 500mhz overclock easy.

As far as what is safe for that cpu I wouldn't know.
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Old 01-16-07, 03:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: How far can an Athlon x2 4800+ usually go?

No what I mean to say really is if this CPU im getting doesnt have a 'good' stepping will it still reach a decent OC, or be something drastic like not go above 2.6?? Nothin to do with mobo, ram etc.
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Old 01-16-07, 04:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: How far can an Athlon x2 4800+ usually go?

From my own viewpoint, the 4800's don't OC all that well. I have two friends that bought them and couldn't get them past 2.7gHz w/ a good aftermarket cooler.
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Old 01-16-07, 05:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: How far can an Athlon x2 4800+ usually go?

2.75 was the most I got outta mine
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Old 01-16-07, 10:44 PM   #6
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I go 2.6GHZ on my X2 4200+ on air.
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Old 01-17-07, 12:47 AM   #7
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3.0 for me with 1.44 volts
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....I see most of you reach/reached at least 2.6 without very high volts (whats the stock volts by the way?)... This guy had to have 1.47vcore on the CPU he's sellin me to get stable at around 2.6GHz and he had that on a better motherboard than me... Im hoping he just doesnt know how to OC, but that unlikely.. Plz someone tell me if needing 1.47 vcore to get to 2.6 on a 4800 is normal for an average stepping. ?? I want to reach at least equal to my 3700's speed (2.72) with this 4800!!!

I will be buying from him soon so plz advice quickly!!! ...although i don't think i have a choice cause the deal is agreed on...
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I had a X2 4400+ that did 2.84GHz on air. Awhile back I saw quite a few folks have luck with later revisions of the X2 3800s, getting many to 3.0GHz on air.

I'd be careful with some of the AM2 X2s. I mean do not get the "low voltage" ones, they are notorious for mediocre OCs.
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Right well i got my 4800 today and it has a CCBWE stepping. Is that good??
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Hi newb here. i am a little off topic but i was wondering if rHyO would like to sell his old AMD CPU...i have 3 mobo's that all take AMD cpu's (socket462) to a maximum size of a 3200+ Sempron. CPU's are a little tough too find, if anyone has cpu's to sell pls advise me, i need a minimum of athlon XP 1800+. That i s what i use in my rig but my son has a similar setup with a crappy cpu. BTW good luck OC'ing and thanks in advance. PS...how does a person get there system specs to show on every thread?
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Put your system specs in your signature.
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