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Overclocking x4 975 on stock cooler

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March 30, 2012 6:55:46 PM

If I just up the multiplier and not the voltage will it be safe?
March 30, 2012 7:17:53 PM

what are you overclocking to? use bois and turn off cool n quiet. get a 30$ cooler then overclock. go to overclockers.com to get your understanding of phenom 2 overclocking. Im at 3.8 on 1.4 volts but my motherboard sucks, it could be lower.
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March 30, 2012 7:17:54 PM

Honestly, I NEVER recommend OCing using a stock HSF. Get something like the Cooler Master 212+ or 212 EVO and you'll be much happier.

Basically, most stock heatsinks meet the minimum cooling requirements for CPUs. Just not worth the risk.
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March 30, 2012 8:12:58 PM

Whether you are using the stock cooler or an aftermarket one, do the same thing:
Run the internal multiplier up as far as you can, increase the core voltage if you need to, monitor the core temps, and stop when you reach the suggested thermal limits.

Use the BIOS, not the overdrive utility.
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March 30, 2012 8:25:52 PM

I'm using the thermal paste that's pre-applied to my heatsink. I'm thinking about buying a aftermarket cooler next week.
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March 30, 2012 8:58:51 PM

can you think of any coolers that are 35$ or less that don't require removing the motherboard?
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March 30, 2012 9:00:26 PM

yes it has a fan on the side window. It has one back fan and I installed a fan on top.
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March 30, 2012 9:13:02 PM

Is the XIGMATEK installed without motherboard installation?
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March 30, 2012 9:14:56 PM

motherboard removal?***
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March 30, 2012 9:16:14 PM

which one would you say is better?
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March 30, 2012 10:34:15 PM

hey I'm back. I'm probably going to go with the XIGMATEK.
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