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Athlon ii x2 270 overclock to 4ghz

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December 31, 2011 3:07:28 PM

Could I get my amd athlon ii x2 270 overclocked to 4ghz on a stock cooler, it currently runs at 30c max at 3.6ghz, whichs seems pretty cool as i read it can go up to 62c. This would be my first overclock, so how would I go about doing this, I downloaded AMD Overdrive but when i open the program it says "AMD Overdrive cannot detect AMD supported chipset on this computer"

My specs:
AMD Athlon ii x2 270 (processor)
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 (motherboard)
4gb Ram
400 watt octigen (power supply)
palit sonic platinum gts 450 (graphics card)

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January 2, 2012 8:30:37 PM

I think you can do it... I am at this very moment overclocking my CPU (same as yours) and I am at 3876 Mhz, very, very stable, just like the stocked 3400 Mhz. I am running Prime95 at the moment and no issue yet. I set the Bus to 228 to get the 3876 and the HT to 2051 Mhz. Memorys is at 607.9 with 8,8,8,20 (I am using CPU-Z).

I do believe I can bring it to 3995 safely, but, to me, there's no point in that.

Here you are my specs:
AMD Athlon ii x2 270 (processor)
ASUS M5A88V-EVO (motherboard)
8gb Ram Kingstom 1333 9-9-9-24
650 watt ANTEC EARTHWATT (power supply)
Onboard HD4250 384 Mbs (graphics card)


The PC is really fast and powerful even running at 3400 with Microsoft flight simulator, PKR (poker game), Free Video Coverter (that stresses the PC to its limits), Free AUdio Converter, FreeRapid downloader, and a lot of other programs... so, I don't believe I'll go any further in the overclocking. I am really happy with 3876 and I will stick to that.

At the moment I am having 52ºC running Prime95 with the CPU stock cooler and one Chasis fan set at turbo speed. If set at standard speed it gets up to 59ºC. But, hey, we are talking about Prime95 and other programs running at the same time.

I am glad I made this choice of this CPU, good for everything even hard gamig (with a good graphics card ex. 5770 and above) at a budget price like 63 €.

But, to answer to your question, at last, yes, you can take it way beyong 4000 MHz, you just have to watch the temps and of course know what you are doing... here you are these links that will help you a lot...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1002985/athlon-ii-overclocki...

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-...

http://www.youtu.be/watch?v=5a7AxZJ7tWc&feature=related

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
January 3, 2012 1:33:21 PM

ahh ok, thanks for the links btw

but this will make you laugh, turns out my motherboard doesnt have the ability to change FSB and multiplier, so im planning to get a new motuherboard in the next couple of months
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January 3, 2012 2:27:53 PM

ok... you do that
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January 3, 2012 5:42:28 PM

^Your mobo has an nvidia chipset, which is why overdrivel won't work, but as long as you have a 700 series or above amd chipset on the new one, you can attempt to unlock cores and use amd overdrive on the new one
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