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AMD Athlon x3 450 unlocked to quad good with stock cooler?

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January 10, 2012 10:28:49 PM

I've never unlocked a core before and I was wondering if I'd be okay with stock heatsink. I have some leftover Arctic Silver 5 if that makes any difference

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January 10, 2012 10:48:48 PM

Hi :) 

You are jumping ahead a little too much here....FIRST you need to discover IF it will unlock...many will not...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 10, 2012 11:18:10 PM

Thanks Brett.
But I'm speaking theoretically of course.
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January 10, 2012 11:33:53 PM

Yes, it should work. They are both 95w TDP CPUs and should be fine. Also, that paste is pretty solid stuff. Just stress test it and make sure temps are not too high and you have good stability.
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January 10, 2012 11:43:21 PM

Dependant on your chips ability/stability yes, the standard hs has kept my X3 435 unlocked and clocked for two years now, I have an additional fan mounted on top of the supplied fan though, that may have helped with temps a bit :-)
3.2GHz mostly, but I spent some time at 3.5 and 3.4GHz before stability started dropping off, I suspect my cheap psu though
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January 11, 2012 12:54:12 AM

Just stress test it and make sure temps are not too high and you have good stability.
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January 18, 2012 6:46:18 AM

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