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Cooling and Overclocking Phenom x4 965 BE

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February 6, 2013 2:03:01 PM

I am going to be over clocking my CPU. The Phenom x4 965 BE. I am running it at stock voltage,clock CPU cooler,stock clock

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CPU:p henom x4 965 BE
Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A DS3
February 6, 2013 2:13:06 PM

Psu:cx500
case: aerocool 6th element

I want to overclock my processor to about 3.8ghz at first then on to 4ghz. I want some advice on what cpu cooler i should get. Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo Tower Cooler for CPU or the 212 or anything else? i built this myself. i don't think other specs are relevant.

i had trouble with thread so thats why its 2 posts.
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February 6, 2013 2:43:50 PM

Between those two, I recommend the 212 EVO. The TX2 is rated for 95w of heat dissipation, which you will exceed when overclocking.
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February 6, 2013 8:22:18 PM

ok thanks. Ill go for that. My power source is ok is it not?. i am running a 7770 oc.
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February 6, 2013 9:05:24 PM

It'll do. Not a very good PSU, but not godawful, eitehr.
February 7, 2013 2:42:44 PM

cost me 50 quid xD. i thought corsair was reliable. is the power not good or just the psu as a whole?
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February 10, 2013 1:48:36 PM

A company called Channel Well makes the CX series for Corsair, and the quality of the units are mediocre at best, except for the CX430, which is oddly a well-built PSU.
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