Thanks for having me, I read through some of the posted "oc'd athlon 64, I have a question, the 939 chip, athlon 64 3000,(1.8ghz),I have been told, can be overclocked safely with "stock" cooling up to 2.2ghz, which is the rated speed of a 3500, only 125 bucks cheaper, I have an Antec sonata case, 2-120mm fans, and plan on getting the new water cooling system from coolermaster, the aquamini, which is cpu only and comes out in june for around 100 bucks, one of my favorite pc mags gave it a "kick ass" award, would this setup be fairly safe, any imput would be appreciated..
If you're just doing some (relatively) light o/cing, there's not point in going to water. If you get a half-assed w/cing setup, you'll have payed quite a bit more than needed to get to the o/c you're looking for. A XP-90(c) would probably be good enough and if you're looking for higher clocks, you'll need a better watercooling setup anyways.
As for will a 3000+ go to 3500+ speeds, yes easily on air cooling. The new Venices tend to hit ~2600MHz if you've got good air cooling. Some crap out lower, but for the most part 2600MHz shouldn't be too hard.
I would have to respectfully disagree on the aquagate mini watercooling system. I have first hand experience with this system, and it works very well for what it is.
First off, temps under stock clock speeds wont be very different between a xp-120 and the aquagate mini, but once you start cranking the voltage and the clockspeed upwards, the mini beats the xp120 hands down. There really is no comopetition.
I am running an athlon 64 3000+ at 2.7 ghz with 1.7 vcore, and my MAX temp under full cpu load is 56c, while this isnt as good as a full watercooling system, its vastly better than what the xp120 could achieve in the same circumstances.
They key to the aquagate mini systems is using the r120 version for the larger radiator, and keeping the fan speed on the radiator at maximum, or use a larger cfm fan on it, along with a shroud to increase the efficiency. I have not performed either of these steps yet, but anticipate another significant drop on core temps under full load.
Yes, the aquagate mini costs a little more than the xp120 with a good fan, but you get what you pay for.
People who are interested in the aquagate mini tend to be new to watercooling, or are trying to watercool a small form factor computer. Either way, its a nice little system, and delivers on its promises.
Sure both the winni and vinni will oc to 2.2. I have mine at 2.1 right now with temps around 40c at full load. Unfortunately, my mobo has issues, so pushing it to 2.2 isn't so easy at 1:1. Be careful what mobo you get, and ram is important as well. Oh...and i'm on a xp90 with a tornado (undervolted 92mm tornado so that it does 2400rpm instead of 6000).
These new AMD 64 chips seems to be able to take quite a bit of Vcore, right now i'm running my Venice 3000+(1.8Ghz) at 2.7Ghz, using 1.7Vcore, 24 hours prime95 stable, highest temp during those hours is 41C.
Hmm.. I'll be happier pushing it a bit further then :smile: .
I can get 2.6Ghz (260x10) apparently stable (3dmark, Folding@home, Prime95 no errors), but I had San Andreas crash on me a couple of times so dropped it back to 2.5, but I've still had the odd crash in that game, so maybe it's not oc related...
I'll Give it 1.6V and see where I end up ..
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