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Old 07-22-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default How much can I overclock an AMD Athlon II Regor 3.0Ghz CPU?

The processor I currently have is:

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor

I'm looking to overclock this thing some for gaming purposes, but at the same time I have a concern for burning it out as I can't afford a new CPU at this time. I'm currently using the heatsink that came with the CPU. I do have another one but from what I had read when I purchased the CPU at the time, their heatsinks were getting great feedback and worked even better than some purchased from other companies. To save myself the trouble, I just went with the stock heatsink though I do have another I used to use. Don't have the name off the top of my head but I can get it later if people feel it would be a wise idea to go with something better for overclocking.

Anyway, don't wanna push the CPU too hard, just within a safe range where I will get a performance increase but not at the expense of risking damage to the CPU. Any suggestions from individuals with experience on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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Default Re: How much can I overclock an AMD Athlon II Regor 3.0Ghz CPU?

got mine to 3.5 safely anything after didnt pass any stress tests
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Default Re: How much can I overclock an AMD Athlon II Regor 3.0Ghz CPU?

What motherboard are you using?
You could try unlocking that dual core into a quadcore.
Most biostar and asus boards have ACC (advanced clock calibration) option in the bios.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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My Phenom 2.8 got to 3.6 Without any trouble. I was using an Asus Board and some AC5 though. I would think you could clock it to 3.4 Safely with the standard heatsink/paste.
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Try unlocking the the other 2 cores first. Can you post the rest of your specs to see if there are any bottlenecks ?
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