Is This A Normal OC?

Well, i experimented with overclocking my Phenom ii 965. I was able to get 3.8ghz stable @ 1.325v, but if i run it at stock voltage i can get 4ghz stable, i don't the because that is a lot of voltage increase for such small gain. i was wondering if this is normal for this CPU. My CPU is revision RB-C3 btw.
Thank you,

My Computer:
OS: Window 7 Ultimate x64

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 @3.8v (1.325v)

RAM: Wintec DDR3 4gb @1333 x2

GPU: PowerColor HD 6950@ Core: 880 Memory: 1300

MB: Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3(AM3+ Ready)

PSU: XFX Core Edition 850w

HD: 1TB Seagate
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    Yes that is a normal OC for a C3 965. Stock voltage should be OK but you may need better cooling when you OC to 4 GHZ. When you reach the normal OC limit, it takes a lot more voltage to get beyond the "wall" and it's often not worth the effort for such little gains.
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