Martin 71 said:
Hey, I have a Phenom II 965 at 3.8 ghz with the coolermaster hyper 212 cooler. The highest temp it's hit in prime 95 was 43c... I heard that 3.8 is usually the max for a Phenom, even if it's at low temps... is this true? I made a bet with my friend that I could get up to 4.0.
I got mine to go 4.0 the first hour after slapping it in just to do some benchmarks. So yeah, you can go higher than 3.8 it just might not be very stable. 3.9 to 3.95 seems to be very stable for me though.