Solved 965 over 955 .. Is there any real OC advantage ? Tags: AMD Overclocking Last response: April 12, 2010 11:14 PM in Overclocking Share Alvin Smith April 12, 2010 12:41:29 PM I have had about 100 techs tell me there is no appreciable advantage to getting a 965 over a 955 for max OC potential ... ... I have had 2 techs tell me that a 965 has more and better potential, at acheiving top clocks. ... wassup ?! 965 over 955 .. Is there any real OC advantage ? Thank You, = Alvin = More about : 965 955 real advantage Best solution Lmeow a b À AMD a b K Overclocking April 12, 2010 2:11:00 PM Phenom II X4 965 C3 revisions are binned higher than Phenom II X4 955s, thus the 965s should have slightly better overclockability. Share brett1042002 April 12, 2010 3:13:16 PM People are having more success hitting/breaking the 4ghz barrier with the 965 BE C3 stepping, compared to the 955 BE. m 0 l Related resources Is there a real advantage to pick a 1.5v kit over a 1.65v one? - Forum OC 955 BE to 965 speeds? - Forum Advantage of BFG 7800gtx OC over standard 7800gtx? - Forum Why not choose a Phenom II 945 95w over a 955/965? - Forum Which will OC better ? 955,965,970 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Alvin Smith April 12, 2010 5:53:57 PM Which is the 125Watt rev ... ... any 125watt 965s that are NOT C3 ? = Al = m 0 l JofaMang a b K Overclocking April 12, 2010 10:13:52 PM Alvin Smith said:Which is the 125Watt rev ... ... any 125watt 965s that are NOT C3 ? = Al = Nope. The C3 revision brought down the TDP to 125w from 140w. Any 965 with 140w tdp is c2. m 0 l Alvin Smith April 12, 2010 10:26:42 PM What about this whole "unlocked multiplier" thing ? Does both 955 and 965 have ? Whassup with the unlocked multiplier? = Alvin = m 0 l Lmeow a b À AMD a b K Overclocking April 12, 2010 11:06:20 PM The 955 and 965 Black Edition both have unlocked multipliers, which make overclocking a lot easier. m 0 l Alvin Smith April 12, 2010 11:14:47 PM Best answer selected by Alvin Smith. n n Thanks, all ... The kitten came sooner and needed the points more ... and was best. n n . . . n . . . n . . . m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Has anyone got AMD 965 OC'd Over 4.0 ghz stable on Win7 64 Bit? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !