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How does the Athlon II X2 250 overclock?

newtekie1

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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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why don't get PII X2 550?
About $20 is why. Besides, if I was going to go up to that price range, I'd get the 710.