Hello, I am trying to see if I can reach 4.0 ghz on my system, but haven't had any luck, I've tried Multiplier and FSB, but I notcied that when using FSB, it increased overall temp by alot, is that normal or am I doing it wrong?
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Oced to 3.8 ghz , CPU voltage at 1.45(Any lower and it crash during 3Dmark GPU physic test)
Air Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
MB - ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3
Ram - 8G Running at 8-8-8-24 1600mhz 4
It's not a good idea to mix memory brands and expect them to run good together, it's not an impossible goal, just not a good idea, but sometimes we have to do what we have to do.
Those modules were never tested to run their Cas Settings with other pairs, try relaxing the timings to 9,9,9,24 @ 2t @ 1.65v, then retry overclocking raise multiplier / Vcore only, with the FSB stock.
If that does not get you a higher overclock drop to one set of modules at their settings 8,8,8,24 and try again.
Memory stability has everything to do with how far you will get raising the multiplier and achieving overall stability.
You have an AMD 965BE, take advantage of your unlocked multiplier, it's the easiest overclocking you'll ever do.