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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE bottlenecking R9 270X - Forum help overclocking AMD Phenom ii x4 965 - Forum AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4GHz to 4.0? - Forum GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 & AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Forum Need advice on overclocking AMD phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help overclocking AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE CPU Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 black edition Running Slow :( Forum SolvedShould I overclock my AMD Phenom II X4 965? Forum SolvedCPU COOLING [Amd Phenom II x4 965 BE] [Low Budget] Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 BE bottleneck with HD 6670 Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 BE bottleneck with HD 6670 Forum SolvedWould an AMD Phenom II x4 965 bottleneck a GTX 670? Forum Solvedcan i upgrade to an amd phenom ii x4 965 black edition with my mobo? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II 965 X4 Black Edition /w G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 Forum SolvedIntel Core i3-3220 vs. AMD Phenom II X4 965? Forum Solvedwill the AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 3.4GHz bottle neck my gpu?? Forum SolvedNeed help/advice for cooling overclocked amd phenom II x4 965 BE Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II x4 965 Downclocking in game Forum SolvedMy AMD phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz BE idle is 50c help guys... Forum SolvedAMD Phenom™ II X4 965 vs AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 3.2GHz Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !