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Possible overclocking a phenom 2 965

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April 19, 2010 6:15:40 PM

So I got myself a nice shiny new Phenom II X4 965BE a few weeks back.

I have read online that you can easily OC this CPU to about 3.8 - 4.0 Ghz without any voltage changes, which is interesting. What im stuck with though, is that I don't need to OC, with the combination of my video card.

Problem; I love OCing. You could say that I NEED to OC. :pfff: 

What im wondering about though, is whether it will give me noticeable performance gain, and what it's effect on it's lifetime would be.

Temperatures I am currently getting:
Idle: 29 - 31 C
Load: 47 - 48 C (using prime 95)
Room Temperature: 25 C. (warm, it's the middle east)

Thank you for any advice.

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April 20, 2010 4:38:09 AM

fair enough, Ill do that once I get home from school!