and thats how it currently is on the three pin., problem is my fan is running I'm guessing on low, if I do any stress benchmarks or amd overdrive, fan doesn't go any higher and fan keep same level, cpu gets above 60c
It should be going full speed already, unless your mobo has some sort of fan profile preset thing. I would poke around and look for that. Should be in your bios under some sort of cpu/fan/something option.
Hmmm... Thats really all I can think of why it wouldn't be going at max. What are the RPMs at in software?
This bios won't let me do anything beyond raid and time, I meant oc the processor, disappointed with this motherboard Smh, just need a fan max rpm fan don't care about noise lol...Might try to reset jumper and reset bios settings and see if that works before I spend more money, just bought a Radeon 7850 + power supply and the 965 be yesterday
You need to have a motherboard capable of overclocking before you get any option of doing so. That BE proc won't do you any good overclocking wise if the motherboard doesn't support changing the multiplier. (Not to mention if its a cheapo board it will have cheapo components and fry if you push it to hard.)
Nah won't be going hard probably won't even overclock full until processor is more outdated
Hard to find a strong cpu fan with 3 pins, closest I'm can get is a zalman on newegg gotta wait till I get home and do measurements
CPU fan doesn't matter as much as a good heatsink.
Oh and I just noticed the link you put up, for that PC going from any of those CPU options to a 965 BE is just not worth the money. Not even if its 80% off. You won't be able to OC on that motherboard and "upgrading" to a similar proc (just a 0.4Ghz clock increase) isn't worth it. I would just save up for a new mobo+cpu (like an i3/i5 or an FX proc)
Consider you can get a cheap mobo for 70 bucks and an i3 that will be mostly on par with your phenom.
Old cpu was 2.6, was bottlenecking the 7850, .8ghz difference...I'll find out the gaming difference once I get the fan ordeal fixed...lol...
I'll upgrade again in two years or so, current rig worked great max settings on all games, just wanted more cpu power for some intense cpu games and whatnot.