Can I overclock the 4600x2 with HSF?


Limp Gawd
Apr 16, 2004
I'm going to ask before I do it but, will I be able to achieve 2.6 or 2.8 with my hardware using the retail HSF or am I forced to purchase an aftermarket HSF?

Aspire Q-Pack (1 120mm fan Included in case)
XClio 450BL
X2 4600 / Retail HSF (Coated with Artic Silver 5)
Corsair 2gb DDR2 TWIN2X2048-6400 5-5-5-12
Asus 7900GTX 512mb
1 Optical, 1 Pci Card, 4 USB Devices,
I believe the 4600 only comes with the base aluminum heatsink with fan, but don't know for sure. I think it's the 1mb cache cpus that come with the copper core w/ heatpipe. Though i'm probably not qualified to give you the definitive answer, i would say stock will probably not cut it.
It all depends on the chip. Sometimes you get a lucky one, sometimes you don't. It's possible to get a clock like that with stock, but it might not happen for you. You'll be a lot more likely to get it with better cooling. If you really want to get the extra kick out of it, purchase a better hs/f.