Whats the actual percentage of Duron 600's that reach 900?

Sunner

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Well topic says it all, does anyone know roughly what chance you have to OC a D600 to 900.
And how does TBirds do in comparison, can they be OC'ed equally easy?

Im deciding between a TBird and a Duron, the ones Im thinking about are the 750 MHz TBird and the 600 MHz Duron.
 

Jugernot

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I'd say 80-85% will do the dance at 900MHz. I just got my week 29 from buy.com and it runs 900MHz with stock cooling. I'm only running it at 800Mhz until I get a better socket a heatsink though.
 

Sunner

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Thanks, sounds good.
The Duron is just under half the price of the TBird, but none is a wallet smasher so its not that big an issue.

Does anyone have any experience with OCing 750's TBirds?
 

RobsTV

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When used with a KT7, and a conductive pen or rear windows repair
kit (instead of pencil), and 1.7v to 1.8v, I have never heard of
any 600's NOT making it to 900mhz, even with the stock HSF. Most
will do 900 easily. Blue cored T-Birds seem to be able to get an
extra 100mhz, so 1ghz is common with the blue T-Birds.
 

pdo

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If you go over the overclockers database there's still plenty of people that only make it to 850MHz. Second of all I might be doing something wrong here, but I got one of those defogger repair kit are pain to use I finally give up and just use the pencil
 

paulip88

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Actually, there are MANY cases where the Duron 600 can only reach 800 or 850. They run cool, but they just don't go any faster. There are probably even more, but people just don't want to bother talking about it.

Optimist
However, the "slow" chips are probably mostly from earlier batches that have already passed through retail channels and into people computers. The present market may contain better yields. Also, for every story of someone hitting the ceiling before 900, there is another story of someone getting 950 or 1G.

 

gplracer

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I have two week 29's from buy.com that will only do 850mhz. Actually one did 900mhz but later when I wanted to reboot it locked up. I really think 850mhz is the stable limit for me. I have all the good stuff too!
 

NFS4

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I hope that the Durons available in January will still be unlocked and as overclockable (process should be more refined by then). That's when I plan to build my dually Duron AMD760MP system ;)
 

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Feel bad for you gplracer. I also have a week29 and mind will boot into WINDOWS at 950MHz@1.8V but it wasn't stable so I back it down to 900MHz@1.75V. I didn't even tried 1.85V since extra 50MHz wasn't that important to me.
 

redpriest_

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My Duron 600 is at 954 MHz. Will do 1000 Mhz, though it ditches Prime95, so it's not 100% stable. No clue what week it is, but default voltage is 1.5, and I have it at 2.0 volts now ;)
 

RobsTV

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I find this question kind of hard to answer.
Many people may indeed have Duron 600's that are capable of running at 1ghz, but the rest of there system, or poor knowledge is preventing this. Take a look at the CPU database at overclockers.com and you will see what I mean. Some users say there CPU will not overclock because it's mulitplier locked, some say 650 is the most they can get. Also, how many are running higher FSB, or +33mhz memory settings, yet only have cheap PC100 or worst yet PC66 ram? Also, many video cards are unstable if the bus is overclocked.

Any of these things can prevent someone from getting 900+mhz with there 600's. You really need to have ALL things equal to see the percentage of 600's that reach 900.

Last of all, 900mhz or even 1ghz are not the "magic numbers" if you use 100mhz FSB to get there. Higher FSB means much more than higher muliplier. For example, a CPU running at 896 (112*8) runs faster than a 1ghz cpu using 100*10. Yet, even though it's faster than a 1ghz, it fails your question of getting 900mhz. Perhaps a better question would be "how many 600's get 900 or better performance". When I see most posts saying how they can or can't get a certain speed, and they are at round numbers like 850, 900 or 950, it seems most are not overclocking the correct way to begin with. USE FSB along with multilpier!!!!!