amd athlon 64x2 4600 cant get past 2.7gz

March 20, 2011 at 17:13:14
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amd athlon 64x2 4600 cant get past 2.7gz i ned at lest 3.00gz ples help all my stuff can do it but i ned to info on the max cpu overcloking like v

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#1
March 20, 2011 at 18:49:10
I actually do not run AMD, but PLEASE include ALL of your spec's if you want anyone here to help you. You will need CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Power Supply, GPU (in detail, make model, version) AND all of the settings you currently have tried, including voltages, for the kind of help you are asking for.
Every CPU does not OC the same, even the same exact model. Every motherboard does not OC the same, or even have all of the same adjustments (some are there, but under different names). Overclocking is a process that requires experimenting so with all of your information, then someone can give you a few things to try from their experiences with the same or similar equipment.
Also, please refrain from using texting type abbreviations and slang and use plain English and established technical abbreviations. This will help people read what you write easier.

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#2
March 20, 2011 at 19:00:17
well what version and socket form factor is it? If it's a S939 4600+ 2.7ghz is as about as far as you will get.

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#3
March 20, 2011 at 21:08:27
You need to post the make/model of your board & which RAM you have (DDR400, DDR2-800, etc).

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#4
March 20, 2011 at 22:33:43
"If it's a S939 4600+ 2.7ghz is as about as far as you will get."

Not necessarily. I've hit 3.0GHz with a 3000+, 2.8GHz with an X2-3800, and 3.2GHz with an Opteron 185--all S939 CPUs.

Either the CPU needs additional voltage, or you're pushing the memory or memory controller too hard. As mickliq said, motherboard info would help us help you.

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#5
March 21, 2011 at 10:09:40
ok sary for my tipeing thes is the best info i can gev you all processor is a amd athlon(tm) 64 x2 bual core processor 4600+ 2.40ghz am2+. the ram is ddr2 800 4 stiks of ram installed memory ram is 4.00gb 3.31gb usable windows 7 home premium system type 32-bit operating system mutherbord is a mainboard msi 790xt-g45 790x rt sn;601-7388-190b1002080837. cpu cooler is a coolermaster v8 500w psu

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#6
March 21, 2011 at 12:32:10
When overclocking a AMD CPU, there are several related settings that need to be changed besides just the CPU settings. The 4600+ default clock setting is 12 x 200MHz (2.4GHz) so to get it up to 3.0GHz, you'd have to clock it at 12 x 250MHz, To be able to pull it off, you need to lock the PCIe at 100MHz, lower the RAM speed to 667MHz, & the lower the HT multiplier. You should also disable all spread spectrum options & may have to increase the CPU voltage.

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#7
March 22, 2011 at 01:08:21
"Not necessarily. I've hit 3.0GHz with a 3000+, 2.8GHz with an X2-3800, and 3.2GHz with an Opteron 185--all S939 CPUs."

S939 Opterons are diff beast than S939 mainstream Athlons, because their thresh hold is higher due to the fact that they are server based CPU's. He's referring to Athlons X2's which you are reaching your limits on a S939 platform around 2.7ghz give or take under normal overclocking conditions stable. Anything beyond that the instability factor becomes much greater as you come to the thresh hold limits of what the cpu's memory controller is capable of handling. Which is why you hard pressed to find any Athlon X2 based S939 cpu's go beyond 2.9ghz without it start becoming really unstable. I worked with many S939 platforms back in the day and the most I could ever get an S939 Athlon X2 to overclock stable like most others was around 2.9ghz but even at that speed it wasn't always stable, until I knocked it down to 2.8ghz.

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#8
March 22, 2011 at 16:30:02
i see but all i get it to is 2.7ghz being stable soo i ges 3.00 ghz i gest cant do it soo if i get a AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor can i hit 3.30ghz ?

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#9
March 22, 2011 at 22:05:47
up date i got my amd athlon 64x2 4600 to 2.74ghz stable that is the max i can do and my ram i ned to get sum new 1's 1 is pc4300 and 1 800 and 2 ? soo i ges that is wy i cant get to 3.00ghz if thay is wy ples tell me thanks ps yes i cant tipe

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#10
March 22, 2011 at 22:48:44
No the Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core won't come close to 3.3ghz stable, You may get lucky to get 2.9ghz on it overclocked stable. When the last Phenom X4 9950 came out it was at it's clock limits already @ 2.6ghz.

If you want to really get over the 3ghz mark without any problems i'd suggest getting a Phenom II based processor. They are really good overclockers.

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#11
March 23, 2011 at 07:22:56
ok the Phenom II ? i ned it to be am2+i ned the full name if that cpu but thanks man i well hunt for 1

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#12
March 23, 2011 at 07:24:51
ops lol i got a ? did i do good at my overclok for my amd athlon 64x2 4600+ am2+

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#13
March 23, 2011 at 08:49:05
Yeah you did a decent job, but i wouldn't expect much more performance wise hitting 3ghz considering the 4600+ is based on the old K8 platform. The Phenom II and Athlon II based on the recent K10.5 platform are much faster overall and are a lot better overclockers.

Any Phenom II Athlon II based cpu will be good. If you are on a Budget you can grab an Athlon II X4 620 really cheap for around 85 bucks now and overclock it easily to 3.5ghz

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#14
March 23, 2011 at 11:29:58
umm i like that 3.5 is 3.50 if i am rite i mite jest get a boner off that 1 lol well i do thank you all for all the help you ar geving me

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#15
March 23, 2011 at 12:25:07
ok update i see a Phenom II on ebay for $41.00 usd but it gots 6 bids my ? is i see a lot of new Phenom II am3's for $150.00 at 3.2 ghz can i run a am3 i got a am2+ weth a mainboard msi 790xt-g45 mutherbord

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#16
March 23, 2011 at 22:34:50
Yes your motherboard is AM3 which is backwards compatable with AM2+ and AM2. Also I was recently in looking for processors and ebay prices are not far off from Newegg or TigerDirect so I would just spend the little more and not have to worry about problems such as bent pins.

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#17
March 25, 2011 at 08:38:50
umm ok thanks soo i can run am3 but i cant run am3 weth ddr2 can i

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#18
March 26, 2011 at 15:07:40
You can run an AM3 cpu with DDR2. All AM3 CPU's have a DDR3/DDR2 memory controller.

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#19
April 12, 2011 at 14:32:56
you all soo nice her to help me well i am doing good weth my up date her G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory and AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor weth mainboard msi 790xt-g45 but i jest dont like that the mainboard msi 790xt-g45 cant do ddr3 but it is a god board soo all in all i am happy soo last ? the cpu i got can it hit 3.80ghz to 4.00ghz using the coolermaster v8

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