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Phenom II X4 965, OC'd

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March 21, 2012 11:40:44 PM

I never oc any computer system I build But I was thinking of makeing an attempt to try and OC this 965 cpu. How far can I oc this cpu with stock cooling and with water cooling, for I have the option of adding a water cooling system to my Thermaltake Case?

My Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
My GPU: Sapphire 2GB. 6950
My Memory: 8GB 1866 G.Skill
My HDD: 2x1TB Seagate in Raid 1
My OS: W7 PH

TIA for the replies :) 

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March 22, 2012 12:50:50 AM

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965BE C3 stepping or C2 stepping.?


Stepping is 3 and Revision RB-C3
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March 22, 2012 1:37:06 AM

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if your stock cooler is the copper piped one then I'd say around 4.0GHz is the highest you can go.
aftermarket retail cooler can do about 4.4GHz tops on air.

you can hit 3.8GHz now without any voltage tweaks if this is the BE (black edition) by turning up the multi to 19..


I just turned the multiplier up to 19, thanks for the info.

Yes it's the BE version.

Wow, 4.4 sounds good. Do you have an Aftermarket cooler you would recommend?
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March 22, 2012 2:07:15 AM

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notice the difference from 3.4 to 3.8GHz..? :) 
what case and motherboard do you have.?


Honestly, I thought there wouldn't be any difference but my apps are opening alot faster.

I am useing the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 mobo.

with http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1321&ID=19...
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March 22, 2012 2:35:25 AM

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not bad and similar to mine.

AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ (3.8GHz) Deneb
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3
Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B

I could go higher on the overclock but I just choose not too, it's not that important to me anymore to get as high as I can..
need help with air or liquid cooling I can help, what have you looked at.?


I haven't looked at any liquid cooling or air coolers yet. Anything you recommend would be very helpful

Is the Scythe an aftermarket cooler?
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April 3, 2012 12:08:05 PM

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January 5, 2013 7:24:28 PM

I got mine up to 3.7 on a stock cooler running idle at 40c and 65c at load.
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