Overclocking the AMD A64 4200+ AM2 Processor

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4200+ AMD Features

The 4200+ AM2 processor comes from the factory with a clock frequency of 2.2GHz.  This means that the processor is running an HTT of 200 with a multiplier of 11 to reach the rated speeds.  The stock voltage on the CPU is 1.35V and as you will soon see the core can go well above that on air!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ AM2 Features:

Brand AMD
Series Athlon 64 X2
Model ADA4200CUBOX
CPU Socket Type Socket AM2
Core Windsor
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Operating Frequency 2.2GHz
HT 2000MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
Process Type 90 nm
Vista Ready Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.30 V/1.35 V
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan
Manufacturer Warranty 3-Year
 

We started off at all default settings to make sure that our test platform was up and running okay.  Using CPU-Z to confirm out BIOS settings we found that our computer was up and running just like a default 4200+ AM2 processor should be.

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Who wants to run default clock speeds?  Let’s first try overclocking without touching any of the voltages. Note that in the above image the voltage is set to 1.35V, but CPU-Z only reads it as 1.232V on the processor.  Keep in mind that the CPU-Z images show lower voltages than what we set in the BIOS.

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