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April 5, 2010 1:32:55 PM

I just received my new amd phenom 965 be, I want to be able to overclock it just a little bit safely, with stock air cooling is this safe at all to maybe 3.6 or 3.8 or should I leave it stock? also my case has 2 fans and I will be using artic silver compound, and the cpu fan is this enough, thanks for your help!

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April 6, 2010 6:19:02 PM

jijoslin said:
I just received my new amd phenom 965 be, I want to be able to overclock it just a little bit safely, with stock air cooling is this safe at all to maybe 3.6 or 3.8 or should I leave it stock? also my case has 2 fans and I will be using artic silver compound, and the cpu fan is this enough, thanks for your help!


i got a 955 which is only at 3.2ghz and ive gone to 3.8 just fine. all you gotta do is download something like cpu-z and monitor your temps as you overclock slowly.
http://download.cnet.com/CPU-Z/3000-2086_4-10050423.htm...

if im not wrong, AMD should have provided you with a program to overclock when you install the CPU/mobo drivers. it should be in your program files under AMD and within that it should be called AMD overdrive.
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April 6, 2010 8:29:14 PM

The temp need to be around 45 celsius or lower right at idle?
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April 6, 2010 8:30:18 PM

I noticed you had a watercooled cpu, that makes a big difference
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April 7, 2010 7:53:35 AM

i wouldnt worry about idle temps but as long as your load temps arent over 60c i wouldnt worry.

also, just because i have watercooled doesnt mean i dont know a thing or two about OC.

what i would do in your case is OC by 0.1 then stress test it and check your temps. bump up another 0.1ghz then stress test it until you reach your goal clock speed or you reach your max comfortable core temps.
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April 7, 2010 3:44:40 PM

Depends on your sample. With stock cooling 3.6 is doable, but 3.8 not so much. What you need to be concerned about are your load temps and stability under load rather than your idle temps.
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April 7, 2010 5:36:39 PM

thats just what i said >.>'' you gotta consider that his stock core clock is already at 3.4ghz. going to 3.8 is cake
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April 7, 2010 7:29:22 PM

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