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— This CPU might seem underpowered, but it's insanely easy to overclock. I personally was able to get away with a staggering 4085MHz on stock cooling, when changing the VCore to 1.3v manually. Bear in mind, the stock voltage is 1.375v, which adds heat. Not only was I able to overclock on stock cooling, I was able to enable Core Performance Boost levels 1 AND 2. Not to mention the fact that Cool 'n' Quiet is enabled, and is working fully. I see ~1500MHz values with 0.825v when sitting idle. Overclocking Results:. 0 - 4085MHz | 1.300v. 1 - 4192MHz | 1.337v. 2 - 4300MHz | 1.375v. Bus speed was increased to 215MHz. Thermals: Thermals were actually very nice despite the fact that is on stock cooling. Under full Level 2 CPB on one core, the cpu reached roughly 59C. Under full load on all cores, reverting to base clock, the CPU reaches 64C. It's close to the Tj max, but not enough to constitute throttling. Nice job, AMD. This CPU has remained stable for almost two straight years, one of which it has spent overclocked. I'd love to see Intel CPU's attempt to keep a stable overclock with TurboBoost and SpeedStep enabled. Oh? They can't? Well, I guess I'm lucky.

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