Will my MoBo limit my CPU OC potential?

Hey guys!
So I ordered a new CPU a few days back (Phenom II x4 965 BE) to replace my Phenom II x6 1035 T for gaming.

I want to OC, but my PC is a factory model ASUS CG1330. And OC via BIOS is restricted. That being said, I'm going to use the program AMD Overdrive. Is this going to be good / reliable?

I also got a GTX 550ti, as well as a coolermaster 212+ and a corsair 600 w psu.

Motherboard link http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A78LTM/#overview

Thanks guys!!
PS: going to be shooting to OC to about 3.8ghz.
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  1. good luck with that.
  2. You should be able to increase the Baseclock to achieve that clock speed.

    EDIT: Sorry, not in details here, but you need a software which can change the base clock only. I have a tutorial here:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271491-29-guide-overclocking-system
  3. AOD using will not work bro ...also the bios, very hard to oc with non BE CPU use factory mobo .. i think locked all in bios .. get mobo ocable
  4. Im pretty sure AMD overdrive won't work on your PC.The only program you can overclock it with is called K10stat.
    And even then if you're serious about overclocking you should try to undervolt at the same time.That's because the motherboards on most premade PC's are made to provide only 125W pwoer to the CPU.
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