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Old September 7, 2007, 08:37 PM
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Hi, I just got a AMD X2 5200+, and was wondering how much I could overclock it with just the stock cooler.

Also, do you guys know of any tutorials for overclocking the 5200+?

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Old September 8, 2007, 04:28 AM
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you could try OC it on the stock cooler, but watch yoru temp

on those AMD cpu i dont like the idea of having 50C + temp....

what ram are you gonna use with that cpu???

if you not sure if you ram will follow the cpu. put the ram on a divider and start upping the FSB
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Old September 8, 2007, 09:43 AM
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I'm using this ram: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18495

and I've never overclocked before, could you please explain how everything works? or point me to a tutorial about overclocking AMD X2 processors?
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Old September 8, 2007, 11:27 AM
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AMD processors using the K8 architecture (essentially every processor they currently ship) are a bit sensitive to temperatures over 50 centigrade. My older Athlon 4000+ will shut itself down at around that temperature. The stock cooler is overall agreeably good when compared to Intel's stock heatsinks which are like fireballs on top of your processor; but you'll probably be interested in an aftermarket cooler to yield more dramatic and stable overclocks. Most guys here are much more in-tune with overclocking than me, so they'll be of greater help to you in that area.

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I'm not interested in dramatic overclocks. Just maybe get it from 2.6 to 2.8? Would that be possible with the stock cooler?
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Old September 8, 2007, 05:54 PM
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Thats a very mild OC.
As long as the temps are around 50oc max load you should be ok with stock. Does the stock cooling have the copper heatpipes like the opterons? If so you could probably push harder with a good MB.
The oc strongly depends on your case ventilation and what your current load cpu temps are.
If you post your system specs and current temps that would help and be sure to check out the Oc guides here, AM2 procs are included.
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I'm not interested in dramatic overclocks. Just maybe get it from 2.6 to 2.8? Would that be possible with the stock cooler?
You should be good to go, try to leave the voltage at stock though.
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Old September 8, 2007, 09:58 PM
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The specs are:

- OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
- Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 ATX AM2 GF6100 NF430 PCI-E16 4PCI SATA2 RAID Video Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
- Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450W Power Supply

I just received the parts, I haven't assembled them yet. (due to that they forgot to ship the hard drive :/ ) so I don't have the temperatures.
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Old September 8, 2007, 10:35 PM
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You should be able to reach 2.8GHz comfortably. That seems like a fairly relaxed overclock, so you should have no worries. Initial temperatures may be somewhat higher than normal since it takes some time for the thermally conductive pad underneath the heatsink to undergo pseudo-liquifaction for better contact. By the way, that power supply will be at almost 100% load if you decide to combine a powerful video card with the bundle; I hope it's a really reliable unit for extended high load.
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Old September 8, 2007, 10:40 PM
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My hope is to get a 320mb 8800 GTS, how will that be with the PS?
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