I have a crosshair IV Extreme motherboard, with Phenom II 970 Black Edition, Corsair Vengence DDR 3 16 Gigs of memory, HIS ATI PCI-Express Video.
I am running the CPU at the stock 3.5 GHZ, and memory is set at 1600 MHZ. It defaults back to 1333 if i set everything to auto.
I just want to know if anyone has simular mobo and how far did your rig overclock before problems occured.
I'm curious as to how far I can push my system without all the trial and error time.
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IMO..I would expect to see 4.2GHz @ approx. 1.54v....That as extreme as that chip will go.
BTW thats a great board for OCing...the BIOS is not for the novice user however
I can only get my 965 (stock 3.4ghz) up to 3.9ghz stable with my crosshair iv formula and 8th 1600 ddr3 ram and scythe ninja 3 cooler.
Lowjack I saw in your signature that you got your 965 higher. Do you have water cooling?