Oc Amd 64 3000+

By Acidwinter ยท 4 replies
Mar 27, 2006
  1. I just purchased a socket 939 AMD64 3000+ CPU today, im not exactly sure which codename it is, but Ive heard from a lot of places that I can overclock it to 2ghz on stock cooling. Is this true? According to a benchmark site I found, if you OC it to 2.2ghz, you will get very decent results. I just want to confirm these rumors. Anyone done this before?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I think the best answer we can give you is... maybe. There is no "one" answer for your CPU. Each CPU has its own personality and overclockability.

    But going from 1.8Ghz to 2.0Ghz sounds like a fairly reasonable expectation, one you should be able to reach. 2.2Ghz is the question, isn't it? Just take it REALLY slow, bumping yourself up one small step at a time and then test your system for errors/crashes before bumping up to the next level. If you are lucky you'll have a CPU that is very happy at that clock and you're good to go! :)

    For an OC to 2.0Ghz, you will PROBABLY be OK with stock cooling. It'll depend on your case's air flow, ambient temp etc. But to go to 2.2Ghz, you're probably going to need a better cooling solution.

    Good luck!
  3. Acidwinter

    Acidwinter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    My first

    This will be my first real overclock. I tried overclocking a celeron but apparently overclocking the voltage = bad idea. So I will take it very slow with this once I can get the hang of FSB and stuff. Before I do anything im going to try it as is. I had a celeron D 2.93ghz cpu which ran pretty damn decent for some games. So if this is much better STOCK then I probably wont even screw with it
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I think you should go to 2.0ghz as it will increase prefromance, on stock cooling.
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    This is a risky thing and you may not want to do if you are satisfied with the current stock speeds.
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