Phenom II x4 925 overclock possible?

I have read that people can overclock the 925 to 3.8+ ghz. However, when I try to change the frequincy to above 3.2 my pc freezes. I use the Nvidia performance app. My specs are:
Phenom II x4 925
Thermaltake bigwater 780e liquid cooling sys.
MSI NF-980 mobo
ddr3 1600
CM 1000w psu
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  1. learn how to overclock. read some guides and make sure you know what you are doing.

    otherwise you will damage your PC.
  2. Thanks for the advice, it is appreciated. I do know about overclocking and the effects of such (especially with amd). The problem that I am facing is the fact that the PC freezes at anything above 3.278. I just didn't know why this was happening, and any possible solutions.

    Honestly I probably won't even go above 3.2 for now. It just bugs me that I can't.
  3. well thats where a voltage boost comes into play.
    i don't mean to be harsh, but it sounds like you don't know what you're doing, and its very easy to change the wrong setting and mess something up.

    read plenty of guides, and make sure you understand it all. come back here with any questions and we'll be happy to help.
  4. 3.8GHz+ huh? I can't get mine stable past 3.78GHz @ 1.55v.
  5. BradyT88 said:
    3.8GHz+ huh? I can't get mine stable past 3.78GHz @ 1.55v.

    not all chips are the same. SOME will overclock past 3.8. some won't.
  6. Yeah that's true, especially since mine is a C2 instead of a C3.
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