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Trying to overclock a dino, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+

Q: Trying to overclock a dino, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+

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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i've been trying to find out how far i can push the amd athlon 64 x2 dual core 4200+ running at 2.2GHz on a ECS C51PVGM-GB Version 1.0 Motherboard.

I attached the complete specs i got through running dxdiag in command prompt.

I really dont kno where to even start with overclocking this CPU so whatever anyone could do would be much appreciated.....:grinthumb

A:Help overclocking my Athlon 4200 64 dual core

How far you can push a CPU depends on a myriad of factors. Your cooling system. The CPU architecture. The CPU manufacturing process. Whether you are willing to overvolt or not. And often, luck.

dxdiag won't provide you with any of that information. You should use CPU-Z to get that information and then determine what options your motherboard has available to you for altering things like the FSB speed, HTT link speed and divider, et cetera.

Brush up a bit on the CPU itself first before you mess with it.

The ECS board won't provide you much room for altering anything anyway, as it is designed to be an entry level board with not a lot of option.
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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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Out of those 3, the E6300 is the best. Conroe's new architecture is so efficient, that easily outperforms Netburst based CPU´s (P4, PD, Celeron D), and even manages to outperform AMD CPU's.

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Hi Sharon.

If your game then so am I.

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The procedures are really pretty easy, the program(s) to wipe the drive to zeroes is free and we will do our best to get you through the whole procedure as painlessly as possible.

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:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

If you go to Asus' site and search for the motherboard model, you'll find, surprise surprise, all the information about the motherboard, including what you're looking for.

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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.

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What I?m using:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Motherboard: Asus P5K-E Wi-Fi AP

RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

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Thanks for your time,


A:Looking To Overclock My Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Tweak the FSB first, in 10MHz increments, and then test for stability by running Prime95's torture test for around 30 minutes or so. Then reboot, increment the FSB and test again. Increase the FSB until the point where Prime95 gives you errors. You might want to keep a paper and pencil handy to note down the stable and unstable readings.

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Hello Timmah,
Everything is running OK, you drop in the new CPU, then you start getting problems.
Have you double checked all the connections and power leads, plus all the data cables ?.
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A:Transfer programs and files from Dual Core to Quad Core

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A:Solved: Intel Celeron D 335: Dual core or Single core

It's a single core.

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A:Core 2 duo, dual core, and Athlon64 X2 Dual Core

No. It simply means you have more than 1 CPU on the die. A 4 core 2.0 CPU means you have four (4) 2.0ghz cores on the die.

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Any expert here can give a better solution of how to take out ur AMD chips without chiping?

Or may be the supplier have to improve the way they mod the cpu on to the mtb! Cheers!

A:Ever chip an Athlon core?

nope, i didn't. And I am glad i didn't, because those chips look TOO FRAGILE TO ME.

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Cracking your core! Chipping it! Man, these things should NOT be possible.

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Mm... this is my question, do AMD ATHLON-2 QUAD-CORE 620 runs on mobo socket AM2 ?

p/s: Sorry for my english..

A:Amd athlon-2 quad-core 620

they do not, an AM3 (which the 620 is) will run on a AM2+ or an AM3 (may require an bios update)