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AMD Sempron Overclock?

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May 24, 2009 10:51:53 PM

I have a Dell C521 (slimline) that can't be overclocked by the BIOS. So I used a program called ClockGen, since alot of people have successfully overclocked their C521's with this program. I overclocked to 2.2GHz and used Prime95 to stress test the computer the whole night. It didn't report any crashed and the computer worked fine. ClockGen stats the RAM is sitting at 441MHz, what does this mean anyways?

The original clocks were 1.8GHz, is this a safe o/c?

Is it safe to auto apply the clocks at startup? Or should I always redo them? Thanks.

I'm also testing the computer with OCCT for 1HR, then Prime95.

Sempron 3400+ Manila 1.8GHz @ 2.2GHz
1GB DDR2 Crucial 800MHz PC-6400 RAM

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May 24, 2009 11:25:31 PM

well, what are your temps on your processor, that is how you would determine if this is a safe OC since it passes prime95

the Ram speed of 441 means DDR2-882, so you are pushing your RAM faster than it is specified (but it passes prime95, don't worry too much)
May 24, 2009 11:31:31 PM

On load (Prime95) (OCCT) it averages 36C, on idle its around 25-27C. How long should I run Prime95 for? Its been 2hrs, and I have ran OCCT for 1hr too.
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May 25, 2009 12:48:22 AM

Personally I think it'll be fine as long as it stays below 60C
May 25, 2009 1:18:54 AM

Yeah its definitely lower than 60C, I just found out that the Manila version of this processor has a TDP of 35W. So it should run pretty cool.