Hello Tom's hardware forum community, I have a quick question and i'm wondering if any of you have any knowledge on behalf of this. I just overclocked my AMD x2 550 BE (unlocked one more core, but not the 4th because it's unstable, but my computer shows it as AMD x4 B55) to a 3.50 GHz. The standard is 3.2 GHZ i believe... i'm just wondering what is the max capability this cpu can be overclocked to? The cooling is liquid cooling by corsair, so it's not the stock cooler.
it can be overclocked to 1,000,000,000,000,000Ghz but that might tear a hole in the fabric of time but as for a reasonable one you just have to test all chips are different so they overclock differently
yes, best way to OC is to do it slowing, by increasing multiplier and FSB, RAM, Volts, ect. Take a look at the overclocking guides at the top of this forum.
As far as your specific chip, with decent cooling and an outstanding chip best case could hit around 4ghz 24-hour stable, on the low end 3.5ghz might be the cap you just have to play around till you find the 'sweet' spot