Athlon II X4 635 overclocking more than expected.

I just got an aftermarket cooler for my CPU (Athlon II X4 635) and i thought i would see how far i could push it. I got it to run stable at around 3.85Ghz If i go much higher it just restarts after around 30 minutes of use. But still 3,85? It seems a lot higher than i have been reading is normal for this processor. So thats my question. Is it normal to be able to overclock the 635 so much?

Information you might want to know:
V-core is manually set at 1.52
Motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-MA790X
The RAM is just 2x2gb kingston 667mhz sticks
Temps are around 40 degrees celcius when idle and 60 at max when fully loaded
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  1. I'm very interested in the overclocking of this processor and I'm thinking to buy it...But I've never overclocked any processor in my life, so, I'd like to make you some questions:

    a).-How many cooler fans do yo have in your PC case?

    b).-I don't understand "667mhz" sticks: what does it mean?

    c).-60ºC at full load is not too much?.

    d).-Where did you buy this motherboard? . I haven't found this exactly...

    I've never seen such an overclocking for this processor: I've always seen overclocks around 3'4Ghz and 3'6GHz (modifying the CPU voltages)... I'd like to see higher increments than 15% (3'35Ghz more or less).

    Thank you.
  2. jorari71 said:
    I'm very interested in the overclocking of this processor and I'm thinking to buy it...But I've never overclocked any processor in my life, so, I'd like to make you some questions:

    a).-How many cooler fans do yo have in your PC case?

    b).-I don't understand "667mhz" sticks: what does it mean?

    c).-60ºC at full load is not too much?.

    d).-Where did you buy this motherboard? . I haven't found this exactly...

    I've never seen such an overclocking for this processor: I've always seen overclocks around 3'4Ghz and 3'6GHz (modifying the CPU voltages)... I'd like to see higher increments than 15% (3'35Ghz more or less).

    Thank you.


    a: I have 3 fans installed they came with my case: Cooler Master HAF 922

    b: It is just the speed of my installed RAM

    c: 60 degrees is not bad at all

    d: I can buy it in pretty much every online PC store in my country
  3. Hello.

    Thank you for such a fast answer.
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