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Windows 7: Replacing an overclocked CPU

22 May 2011   #1
MadSupra354

 
Replacing an overclocked CPU

I have an overclocked Athlon II X4 and I wondered if I needed to do anything before I replace the CPU? Should I remove the overclock?


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22 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes, it's a good idea.

once you know the new chip is fine at default speed, you can start clocking it again.

each individual chip will overclock to different speeds - maybe the new one won't be stable at your old speed, maybe it will go higher...
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22 May 2011   #3
MadSupra354

 

Well, with my Athlon II x4 620 I could only get a stable 3.5GHz overclock. I'm upgrading to a Phenom II X6 1055T. And Phenoms have set world records for overclocking
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22 May 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The 1055T has a locked multiplier, the 1090 is unlocked. If you like to OC, go for the 1090.
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22 May 2011   #5
MadSupra354

 

I can still smart OC.
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