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Phenom II x4 965 black edition overclocking With 4gb ram 800 mhz

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November 4, 2009 1:59:29 PM

before I buy my computer I would like to know if I will be able to get the cpu over clocked to 4.0 GHz

these are the specs


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AMD PHENOM II X4 965 (3.4GHz) - BLACK EDITION - BOX

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3

G.SKILL 4096MB (2048MBX2) DDR2 800 CL4-4-4-12 - F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B

SAPPHIRE HD5870 1GB GDDR5 - RETAIL

CHIEFTEC A-135 550W





Leave the cooling aside, my main question is the ram, is it sufficient to get to about 3.8 GHz - 4.0 GHz clock speed with the cpu?

If not please suggest me MHz frequency for ram and timing.
(Please don't suggest specific items because I am not buying from newegg or something)


Thanks ahead :]
November 15, 2009 11:35:57 PM

If you want to reach 4ghz for your target overclock you are better off going with an am3 board rather than am2+. I suggest a 790 chipset and full dd3 ram. I have the x4 955 currently and I hit 3.8ghz on it with the ma790fxt-ud5p mobo from gigabyte. I am using OCZ Reaper 1600 mhz memory and have no stability issues at all unless I start creeping up towards 4ghz. You also want to make sure you get the latest c3 125w 965 or else you are just getting a 955 with increased voltage.

You say to leave the cooling aside, that is foolish because without a decent cooler you will get no where close to what you want without being extremely hot.

Just my 2 cents
November 16, 2009 11:59:52 AM

I have the ssme procy on a Am3 board (MSI 790FX-GD70). You might wanna know that I have OC'ed my processor to 3.8Ghz @ 1.475V and it runs very stably with temps never reaching the 50s (AMD 965BE have a threshold temp of 62-65). However, increasing it even 1 Mhz over 3.8 crashes it instantly. I use the Corsair H50 in an Antec 1200 for cooling.

Other people have also had similar problems with this processor. Its not very stable beyong 3.8Ghz.
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