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OC an Athlon X2 4200 help

By red1776
Sep 27, 2008
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  1. Hi folks,
    im new here so if this has been covered under an previous thread my apologies. Im trying to hold on to my ageing system a little longer ( until I see How AMD responds to the latest drubbing from intel) before i start my 'enthusiast' build. anyway im replacing my single core amd 64 3400+Venice with an x2 4200+ toledo. The mobo in this thing was ' proprioritized' by Hp and and has no bios control for whatsoever for voltage. My problem is that i want to OC this x2 4200 to 2.7ghz or more if i can get it. which is going to take a .10 - .15v shot of juice as far as i can tell. I software my fsb, htt, multis, mem timings etc, but im stuck on the voltage access.
    anyone have any ideas on software or pinmod configs to get the voltage i need for this OC? and anyone have any experience with the x2 4200? Im running my athlon 64 3400 2.2ghz @ 2.5 ghz on stock voltage, might I expect to get that at least out my x2 4200?
    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    asus A8N-LA / 4 GB A-Data PC3200-dual channel/ athlon 3400+2.2@2.5ghz(bieng replaced with athlon x2 4200+ toledo 2.2ghz) Zalman 7000 cu/ ati radeon 3780/
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,840   +165

    Forget about overclocking the CPU and try to maximize the system RAM. I doubt if the lesser Asus motherboard will accept more than 2GB of system RAM.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,897   +88

    thanks for the response Tmajic.
    the mobo is a good one , its just been nuetered by hp with the lack of control. it takes 4gb ram, thats what im running now (in dual channel). been a while since i posted this thread and since then i found software that gave me access to the voltage,fsb,pci bus etc. i currently have it running with 4gb ram @ 3-3-3-6 and at 2.65ghz and my pcie bus oc'd. been stressed tested to the hilt. Decided to make this one a project and build a new one in the spring and im getting some really amazing performance out of this thing.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,840   +165

    I'm not an Asus fan... but good going on the project and good luck on the new build
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,897   +88

    Tmajic, interested in your opinion

    thanks Tmajic,
    Thats interesting. I would be interested in why your not an asus fan as im currently trying to figure out components im going to use for my next build. If you could take a minute, could you let me know what you dont like about asus? maybe i can avoid a rebuild, lol

    Thanks for the posts!
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