AMD Phenom ii x4 965 Tags: CPUs Phenom AMD Last response: February 16, 2012 6:51 PM in CPUs Share smrpguh February 16, 2012 4:45:38 PM I know i may be beating a dead horse here but I'll ask anyway. I have my CPU running at 3.8Ghz and temps dont go above 41C after running Prime for 7+ hours, is there any point to push it any further? More about : amd phenom 965 Rockdpm a b à CPUs February 16, 2012 4:58:48 PM No. the 965 and 955 are made for extreme overclocking unless you have a surplus of them and are testing to see how high you can go. 3.8 is plenty for that CPU and is its known stable point. I have seen 4.0 on them before but unstable. 3.8=stable Chainzsaw a b à CPUs February 16, 2012 5:04:39 PM At 3.8Ghz that's a good speed, and if your temps don;'t go above 41c that's actually excellent. What type of cooler are you using? IMO I wouldnt try going any higher...you might run into stability problems and/or diminishing returns. Related resources AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Forum Amd phenom ii x4 965 black edition running cpu heavy games - Forum ASRock N68C-GS WITH AMD Phenom II x4 965 WILL NOT REBOOT HELP!!! - Forum Help with OC'ing AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE - Forum Question regarding the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer omega21xx February 16, 2012 5:29:32 PM You can hit 4ghz just for the hell of it. Don't need it for 24/7 use as the .2ghz extra is pretty useless, but it always feels nice to hit those milestone markers smrpguh February 16, 2012 5:51:09 PM Believe it or not im using the Corsair H70 in a push/pull... i hear mixed reviews but it works great for me. Chainzsaw a b à CPUs February 16, 2012 6:45:20 PM Sweet so the H70 when installed properly actually works quite well, I will keep that in mind if people run into issues with it cuecuemore a b à CPUs February 16, 2012 6:51:02 PM If your temps are that low then you have plenty of headroom, I had mine running at 4.3GHz 24/7 and it was stable. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 overheat ForumAMD FX-4100 or Phenom II X4 965 for gaming? ForumIntel Pentium G860 vs. AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE? ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 Concerns ForumIs AMD Phenom II X4 965 good for photoshop? ForumCan my Thunder N3600r Mobo compatible with AMD Phenom II X4 965 ForumNeed help overclocking my AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE ForumGood Motherboard for AMD Phenom II X4 965 $100 ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 or AMD Phenom II X6 1045T ForumAMD Phenom II X4 965 stock cooler ForumAMD phenom II x4 965 BE vs. Athlon II x4 750k BE ForumAMD Phenom ii x4 965 + GPU? ForumHELP! AMD Phenom II x4 965 overheating - best cooler ForumConcerning the "hygiene" of my C70 case, and how to maintain it. ForumAMD Phenom II X4 3.4ghz 965 BE Heating. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !