Overclocked x3 425 cooling questions

zeppman

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Hey guys,

I am building a computer around the amd x3 425. If I decide to overclock it, will I need a new cooler? Also, I believe (from articles I have read) that this cpu comes with thermal compound already on the chip. Will I need a better quality thermal compound if I overclock?

I'm new to all this, thanks for your help.
 

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Thank you guys. I got the 425 as it was recommended to me for a gaming system in the $800-$900 range under the "home built system" sub forum. Will I see a noticeable different in overclocking this cpu? Or is it not really worth messing with...
 

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My other "main" components are:

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5

Thanks for your suggestions so far.