mine is OC'ed to 3.98ghz on the stock fan and works fine runs at 41 c and doesnt seem to be too loud maybe mine wasnt a loud one idk but i am about to buy a H50 to get it running closer to 4.5ghz stable.
I've got a 965 BE 125w and on the stock heatsink/fan it runs at 40 C but the fan is very loud and makes a buzzing noise most of the time. I've got it clocked at stock 3.4ghz (not OC'd). I've seen the temp. go as low as 36 C and only once as high as 51 C, other than that its always 39-41. Can aftermarket coolers cool better than this? I was gonna get a NH-D14 (the huge expensive one) but the temps I saw in reviews were very similar to these. I really want to try overclocking but I wanna be really safe about it. Is there a cooler that will get me better temperatures? What I was kind of thinking is maybe I could just replace the fan on the stock heatsink with a better/quiet one. Is that possible? If anyone knows of one that fits that'd be awesome.
Also what OC settings did you use to go up to 3.98? And did you really try pushing it to 4.5? Any Luck? Oh, and what temps did you get with the H50 I was looking at that cooler too.