I am a novice but I have loads of time and enthusiasm. How do you overclock a phenom x3 8650? and if I get water cooling how will that effect overclocking? I am guessing I could go higher than air cooling right? I am willing to replace motherboard with what ever will get me the biggest gains...thanx for any help!
You would be better replacing the processor than the board as the 1st generation phenoms are not good overclockers, what board, cooling and RAM do you have? Water cooling would not be worth while on this CPU as it would cost more than a CPU that is better at stock than you can get this one to.