Giving the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ a bit of a push
Subject: Processors | June 20, 2006 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP found some X2s clocked a little lower than the ones they have been benchmarking recently, in the hopes of getting some overclocking done. After reaching 2.7 GHz, an increase of 1/2 a GHz, at a 340 MHz processor bus, and the RAM humming along at 1088MHz, they concluded that yes, there is some potential there.
"While testing some of our first socket AM2 AMD processor-based motherboards, we have of course been
doing some overclocking. Since we were originally supplied with high-end FX-62 and 5000+ AMD Athlon 64
FX and X2 parts, we did not have much processor headroom when it came to overclocking. Yesterday we
were delivered two brand new AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processors.
These are 512KB L2 cache parts that are not of the 'low wattage' variety (and we mention this as we
certainly want to get our hands on those soon). These parts are rated at 89W Thermal Power while the
low power parts are rated at 65W. Still as you will see below, there is plenty of overclocking
performance to be had in these somewhat less expensive dual core processors."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Athlon 64 BIOS Settings
including AM2 Platform @ Lost Circuits
- AMD Sempron 2800+
(AM2) Overclocking @ Legion Hardware
- Intel Core 2 @ 3D
- Price Guide, June
2006: Processors @ AnandTech
- AMD vs. Intel,
Will the Best CPU Please Stand Up? @ PCstats.com
- Overclocking the PentiumD 805 to 4.0Ghz (AIR COOLING) @ AMD3D
- Core 2 Duo
Performance Update @ ExtremeTech