please help me Overclock my AMD Phenom x4 965 Black Edition

I'm tryna OC my cpu, i had to set my ram from 1333mhz to 1600mhz i didnt change their timings since it was at 9-9-9-24 I up the voltage just under 1.6

i want to know whats are the recommended settings for ocing my cpu

specs are

AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 ghz black edition
Radeon HD 5770 GDDR5 1GB
8GB DDR3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
750GB x2 wd/st
2TB Hitachi
Windows 7 home premium 64bit
750w Corsair psu

thanks so much in advance for the help xD
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  1. Ok now I don't have a 965 but I have a 955 and I successfully OC it to 3.7 ghz with a 1.375 Vcore. I only changed the CPU multiplier and the Vcore.
    If that helps.
    But could you tell us what your CPU cooler is that would be helpful.
    And also how high do you want to OverClock ?
  2. Best answer
    Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

    My question: What cooler do you have?

    I can't understand somethings in your rig, even that here are some advices.

    1- Disable Cool'n'Quite
    2- Disable C1E
    3- Change the CPU voltage from "Auto" to something around 1.3V and test the rig for stability. You can use y-cruncher, prime95, LinX or OCCT for do that. Let me know that temps that you get, with HWMonitor you can know that too.
  3. wow outta all things i forget to mention my cooling........

    I have water cooling Astek 510LC 120MM

    my case has the 2 fans it came with and i added 3 more.
    my case is CoolMaster Elite 430

    I have notice my pc running around 50c when its idle..... I removed some widgets from my desktop and was able to get it under 37.... its been a while since i seen it so cool tho.

    A friend told me i should be able to run it at 4.0 w/o any problems so thats what im shooting for

    my cpu voltage is at 1.4 factory settings... why would i wanna go lower to 1.3?
    i dont see Cool'n'Quite or C1E
  4. Ok.

    If you CPU is Rev. C3 the 4GHz are possible, but if it's Rev. C2 forget the 4GHz.

    Your temps are a little high for stock speed, so, maybe that could limit your overclock.
  5. What does Rev. C3 mean???
  6. Apristian30 said:
    What does Rev. C3 mean???

    In easy words, the Rev. C3 is use less voltage, so, produces less heat and in that way you have better headroom for overclock.
  7. Best answer selected by apristian30.
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