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Old 04-18-2006, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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are the X2 series such as the 4200+ or 4800+ any good for overclocking? like what would be a safe OC frequency with a 2.4ghz originally, and not need additional cooling devices.
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It depends on the CPU, but the X2 range isn't a great overclocker. It should hit 2.7ghz, but you can't say you will be able to go to *.** speed, you have to slowly push it up until it isn't stable/too hot and back off.
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Don't get an X2. Get an Opteron 165 Denmark. They're much better at overclocking on near stock voltages and stock cooling. If you have to get an X2 get either a 3800 or a 4400. Reason being, the 3800 and the 4200 both have a 512K cache and are pretty much identical, the only difference is the X24200 is 200MHz faster, nothing that can't be made up with a simple overclock. The 4400 is 200MHz faster than the 3800 aswell but each core has a 1MB cache.
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The opterons and the x2 3800+ are good overclockers. If you are overclocking I recomend a DFI, ASUS, or MSI motherboard. I have a Gigabyte and is doing me fine tho.
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Don't get an ASUS board with AMD.
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What are you takling about reggie?

I have a ASUS A8N-SLi deluxe thats working extremely well that i've almot gotten a 700MHZ(not stable) OC on. It's a great mobo.

If their was any mobo I would warn anyone about is the Gigabyte K8N Trition. I've gone thru two **** ones.

And Trifid the X2 series ARE good OCers. But not as good as the opetrons.
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I've had really bad experiences with AMD & ASUS. DFI's are the best for overclocking, next in line is the MSI K8n Neo4's.

EDIT: It;s just my personla opinion though. If you want go and buy it.
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I have a K8N SLI PRO from Gigabyte and I am loving it.
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Don't get an ASUS board with AMD.
You may be able to beat me at cpumark2.1 but reggie this is going past the line! My A8R32 MVP Crossfire(!!!) Deluxe is awesome. I havent had a single problem with it. This is also known as the best overclocking board out at the moment (so they say).

Dont dis ASUS!
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I'm not dissing ASUS, I just don't like them, I haven't had the best experiences with them that's all.
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