I am currently running a 965 BE CPU at 3.7ghz with 1.4v. After playing Crysis 2 for an hour or more on Extreme/Ultra graphics, coretemp says it reaches 57 as the max temperature and that is with a stock cooler. It also is 33 idle. Until I invest in an aftermarket heatsink, would it be wise to test how much higher it could go or is 3.7 generally the max for this certain CPU under a stock cooler?
you little high 2 degrees for max fulload Game , usually at 55C it will safely for dailly play game.
it's different with test strees can reached at 60C and i think's 3.7ghz is you max OC
use stock cooler
i had phenom X6 1055T max OC use Stock just at 3.5Ghz . .and the CPU cooler ran at 6000 RPM when fulload 100% .. like JET and the stock cooler Thuban and Deneb is same noises for better keep coo as possible and soon get Coler .. check Hyper 212 + / Evo very cheap that easy for 965BE to 4ghz