Overclocking AMD's Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 05 2005 @ 08:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech has written an in-depth article about overclocking AMD's Athlon 64.
In general, though, what we're hearing is that almost all of the Venice cores can run at very high clock speeds with a bit of effort, so there isn't a huge difference between 3000+ parts binned for 1.8 GHz and 3800+ parts binned for 2.4 GHz. AMD has simply set the package to use a maximum 9X multiplier on the former and a 12X multiplier on the latter. Talking about CPU multipliers leads us into the real meat of the discussion, though, so let's get into it.
Read on over here.


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