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Acquired an friends of mine old PC when im talking old im talking S939, FX-57 With some Corsair DDR400 memory(suppose to high-end shit) motherboard is an A8N32-SLI Deluxe, some really old school high-end hardware and im thinking about taking it for abit of fun the CPU is watercooled so temps wont be a problem how high can i take this thing?

any advice or guides would be helpful googled around abit but havent found much other then irrelevant posts.
 
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Doesn't the FX series have an unlocked multiplier? All you need to do for that chipset is raise the multi and the voltage.
 
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If you can get it to 3.4ghz it will be a great chip.
 

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good old AMD FX series, back when they ruled CPU's, I was so jealous when my mate got an FX-51, as Asylum said, 3.4ghz would be stellar, anything over 3.2 is respectable already.
 
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If you can get it to 3.4ghz it will be a great chip.
I agree! I had one on a vapochill and struggled hard to get the chip to over clock well...The FX57 is pretty much already at its limits when it was released. I doubt highly that you will get much more than a 300mhz clock out of it. Nice stuff tho!
 
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Awesome chip, i still have mine :)

Honestly the most i think you will get will be a little over 3.0GHz they never realy got to much more out of them :(

But i did see somewhere that one person did get 3.9GHz out of one, crazy shit but must of been on ice or something to get it that high.
 
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yeah been fiddling with it and right now im at 3.15 anything @ 3.2 and above is POST stable but wont boot into windows and i damn near fiddled with every feature, my buddy who previously owned it says he was able to do a bench-run with it @3.4ghz but i really dont even see how that is possible!
 
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Yea 3.4GHz i think he was dreaming there, faster ram and near frozen water maybe? but yea i dont think so.

Whats the temps at that clock?
 
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The ram is CMX512-3200XL PRO which according to him, was know to hit speeds up to 800mhz.. but i cant even get them to post/boot at DDR500 speeds, so far i've got them running DDR450 2-2-2-7
 
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800Mhz??? LOL now that would be impressive to see.

Good ram but yea i think you have pushed it as far as it will go.

The FX-57 does like higher clocked ram as mine always ran on DDR500 and it did improve performance a bit. 3-4-3-8 timing (i think)