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Phenom II 965 Black edition OC

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June 12, 2013 8:48:29 PM

I have the Phenom II 965 black edition with a hyper 212 cooler. my idling cpu temps are between 29c and 31c when idling. I've never overclocked before and have no idea how. My video card came with a catalyst control center that has a cpu overdrive feature? Could I safety overclock with that?


The cpu overdrive feature has a autotune button..from what I understand it overclocks until my system becomes unstable then finds a stable settings and saves it? but warns that it may destroy everything and void any warranties i've ever had
June 12, 2013 8:53:10 PM

Bios is the only way to go.

What board do you run.
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June 12, 2013 8:53:57 PM

Yes you could. But the best O/Cs will be done in BIOS. Start by upping your unlocked multiplier a click at a time. Then run a stress testing pgm like Intel Burn Test while watching CPU temps. If it passes a default 10-run test, you can up the multi some more. And test again. When IBT shows a fail, you can either back off a click on the multi and call it good... or you can start upping the voltage a bit at a time.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/intelburntest.h...
I've had amazing luck with the 965BEs I've worked with using just the multi alone.

Go to the overclock section of the forum for the best advice on more sophisticated overclocking procedures.
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June 12, 2013 8:55:26 PM

Chris Wooley said:
I have the Phenom II 965 black edition with a hyper 212 cooler. my idling cpu temps are between 29c and 31c when idling. I've never overclocked before and have no idea how. My video card came with a catalyst control center that has a cpu overdrive feature? Could I safety overclock with that?


Here's a detailed view on overclocking. Good to know exactly what it is, what it does, what the risks are, and how it works before starting.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263...

There are also a number of youtube videos showing you how to overclock. Not every CPU, even the same SKU, will get the same results, some will get you little, some will overclock like a champ. Those particular CPUs have a good reputation (I got mine, now on my secondary rig, to 3.8 without it breaking a sweat and higher if I needed to).
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June 12, 2013 8:55:45 PM

yep... use the bios. fellow PhII x4 965be owner here... standing by.

Just gotta give you a few heads up about it. This will take weeks to nail down... of course part of the fun of overclocking is you're never done. you always have another idea of how to squeeze a little more out of it. But in the short term, this will take some dozens of hours to get a good and stable overclock... the closer to your chips limits you get the longer it will take (the first few hundred ghz are EASY)

This was my fav guide when learning how to overclock my PhII...
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596...
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June 12, 2013 8:57:09 PM

Asus m5a78l-m lx plus
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Bios is the only way to go.

What board do you run.


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June 12, 2013 9:00:05 PM

Chris Wooley said:
Asus m5a78l-m lx plus
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Bios is the only way to go.

What board do you run.




cool. you're on a similar board to mine - M4A78T-E

First thing is first. Turn off Quiet and Cool, as well as the Core Unlocker options... when the core unlocker options are on, you no longer get core temps reported.


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June 12, 2013 9:25:01 PM

I guess i'll research for a while. Not feeling to confident about it right now. Went into bios. It was terrifying looking so I left everything be. Research time!
ingtar33 said:
yep... use the bios. fellow PhII x4 965be owner here... standing by.

Just gotta give you a few heads up about it. This will take weeks to nail down... of course part of the fun of overclocking is you're never done. you always have another idea of how to squeeze a little more out of it. But in the short term, this will take some dozens of hours to get a good and stable overclock... the closer to your chips limits you get the longer it will take (the first few hundred ghz are EASY)

This was my fav guide when learning how to overclock my PhII...
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596...

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June 12, 2013 9:53:23 PM

I found quiet and cool. didn't see the core unlocker options.
ingtar33 said:
Chris Wooley said:
Asus m5a78l-m lx plus
SR-71 Blackbird said:
Bios is the only way to go.

What board do you run.




cool. you're on a similar board to mine - M4A78T-E

First thing is first. Turn off Quiet and Cool, as well as the Core Unlocker options... when the core unlocker options are on, you no longer get core temps reported.




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