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    Overclock AMD Athlon 4000+

    Hi, does anyone of u know what is the safe limit to overclock an AMD Athlon 4000?? If possible can you also include steps and software etc you use. thanks

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    Every processor is different, and no such thing as safe. Some clock well, others... less well.

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    i think theres a general "how to overclock" guide on hexus somwhere, hav u tried the search?

    if not google is a good search engine, but as nox said, its diff for every cpu, so you need to to find the 'safe' oc yourself... sorry

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    Mild overclocking is pretty safe nowadays.
    Push the voltage up, then start increasing your HTT.
    If you are using stock cooling, Don't push the voltage over 1.5V. If you are using some giant air coolers (by giant I mean something like tt slient tower, scythe, zalman 9500 kind of stuff), 1.575V should be still within safe limit.

    You could overclock in the bios or in windows. Use the program "clockgen" to do the job, with CPU-Z to check the ram speed, and also bring up prime95/sp2004 and superpi for stability testing.

    Depends on how good is your 4000+, some people can easily hit 3Ghz while some stuck at 2.6~2.7G
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    okie thanks guys. i got my answer.. heheh

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    clockgen works primarily on Nvidia boards.. if ur using a VIA then ur out of luck.. tho A8V is supported..
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    ya know what would be nice to see in a forum? a section of where people said what they could get out of a board and what parts they used i.e. cpu, ram. then u would have something to reference by and people may choose to follow that route and get the same or try to get better, like most people are afraid to hot wire too much and either reduce the life of there setup or in fact blow it up.
    just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csi_grissom
    ya know what would be nice to see in a forum? a section of where people said what they could get out of a board and what parts they used i.e. cpu, ram. then u would have something to reference by and people may choose to follow that route and get the same or try to get better, like most people are afraid to hot wire too much and either reduce the life of there setup or in fact blow it up.
    just a thought.
    Not bad for a suggestion, but overclocking can never be guarenteed. Pardon me, even with 2 systems using almost identical components (refer to sig), I need 1.65V to get a 3000+ to run 2.6Ghz while the other cruises to 2.7Ghz with just 1.575V. Even with the most comprehensive detail into the make/date/rev of the component.. These guides very often mislead us readers even more. OC is all about trying it out for urself.. there are plenty of OC 101 guides out there.. but I think thats as far as a guide should go..
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    Quote Originally Posted by csi_grissom
    ya know what would be nice to see in a forum? a section of where people said what they could get out of a board and what parts they used i.e. cpu, ram. then u would have something to reference by and people may choose to follow that route and get the same or try to get better, like most people are afraid to hot wire too much and either reduce the life of there setup or in fact blow it up.
    just a thought.
    yeah i like his suggestion too. at least overclockers out there can know what is the maximum limit that have been tried out by users so that they will know it is a risk to go beyond that.

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