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Old 01-26-2006, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default is OC this even worth it?

im planing to get his processor:AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor

it runs at 2.0ghz i was wondering if i could OC it to about 2.2ghz. if i do this would i need an upgraded heatsink and fan and is so witch one?

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Old 01-26-2006, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No you generally can OC a fair amount without needing to get new heatsink/fan

I would think you could probably hit 2.4 and be ok on stock

If you want to push it to its limits though you will want a 3rd party heatsink such as the Thermaltake Big Typhoon which is HUGE, cools GREAT, and is almost totally QUIET for only $46 on newegg (at least it was yesterday i think)

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I'm at 2.4 with stock heatsink. I never get over 35*C and this room is hot because my skinny-*** roommate that is nothing but skin and bones. It's always like 75 in here.


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