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Phenom II 965 BE

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November 5, 2010 12:30:41 PM

so decided to try overclocking my new CPU for fun didn't think i would break 3.6ghz on it with a stock cooler. well i was wrong.

stock CPU:

Vcore: 1.4v
BCL: 201
Multi: 17
idle temp: 35C
load temp: 45C

Overlocked to 4.0ghz

Vcore: 1.45 (displays as 1.44)
BCL: 201
Multi: 20
Idle temps: 42C
load temp 68C (prime 95 for 6 hours seems stable)



was pretty surprised for a processor under 200$ it very fast though the 6MB cache is a bit of a drag.
Anyone know how high it could go on water cooling? I'd problably get a swiftech cooler.

also if anyone is in question about buying this processor i'd recomend it.

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November 6, 2010 2:49:38 AM

deneb :kaola:  thuban :sol: 
November 6, 2010 4:11:18 AM

wow that is a really good oc but those temps are crazy high for daily use. On water you may be able to get 4.2-4.3 with temps under 50c. you really should keep your max temp to under 55c though any higher than that and your chip degrades pretty fast.
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November 6, 2010 5:17:44 AM

yeah i know what you mean i only kept this to see if it was indeed stable which it is. i find it kinda odd that the stock voltage is so high though seeing as for now i have it OC'd to 3.8Ghz with 0.050v under stock. AMD must like stability.
November 7, 2010 1:45:37 AM

I'm interestesd to know what your motherboard is. :) 
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November 7, 2010 5:38:47 AM

Well, AMD makes way better stock heatsinks than Intel, most people know that XD The Deneb stock heatsink isn't bad as they actually use heatpipes and a 92 or 120mm fan I believe. I'm also pretty sure they collab'd with Asus or CM to make it, can't remember which company.
November 8, 2010 1:16:17 AM

@cinnaman: So your mainboard is a Gigabyte. Great choice I guess. My stock cooler on this same cpu runs so hot on an MSI 890gxm motherboard. It horribly sucks!

I think I need to get a Cogage or Scythe cpu air-cooler asap to save this Phenom II x4 965 from dying.
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November 8, 2010 1:17:59 AM

Ok if his stock is doing so well... I don't think he needs to get a 40$+ cooler, a Hyper 212+ would do wonders. It's only 27$ on Newegg right now with Free Shipping
November 8, 2010 1:22:11 AM

idle temp and load temp: all above 60 C in a stock cooler on this MSI 890GXM motherfuckinboard. wtf!
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November 8, 2010 1:31:57 AM

Fail. HAHA It's not the mobo issue, what's your 965 running at.
November 12, 2010 7:36:08 PM

aznshinobi said:
Fail. HAHA It's not the mobo issue, what's your 965 running at.

You're right. It's not a mobo issue, it's a fan issue my friend. My problem is solved now!
When I bought this mainboard 890gxm-g65, I also bought a Phenom CPU, but the store supplied me with a stupid low class stock CPU cooler which I thought was a standard AMD fan, it turns out it was not the fan designed for a Phenom II x4 965. It's too ******* small and freaking slow making the CPU temp run at 73 C idle! WTF? They try to mess with me it pissed me off. I returned to the store after I found this out and beat the hell crap out of the responsible technician fool until he gave me the correct CPU cooler for my processor. That piece of *** will never mess with me again!
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November 13, 2010 1:27:11 AM

^ fail. haha.
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November 13, 2010 1:53:24 AM

better shut up than look dork :pfff: 
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November 13, 2010 2:12:23 AM

^ That sentence doesn't make sense.
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