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How does the Athlon II X2 250 overclock?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by newtekie1, Jul 20, 2009.

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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I've been trying to find an upgrade for my X2 4200+ Windsor, which doesn't overclock for shit... I haven't really gotten much luck, so I'm thinking about the X2 250 for $80 instead, but haven't seen much information about it's overclocking potential. Is 3.4-3.6GHz possible? How baddly will it hold back the HD4890?
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    why don't get PII X2 550?
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    It's a decent overclocker. I've managed 3.6ghz stable and 3.7ghz 1 hour stable. Can't get 3.8ghz stable at all, most likely the motherboard paired with the Athlon II is not stable at 3.8ghz.

    I've ran some testing and it's a direct match against my Intel E7300. A little behind both the E8x00 series, and the PhenomII 550BE.

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    I hear 3.5-3.6GHz
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    About $20 is why. Besides, if I was going to go up to that price range, I'd get the 710.
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