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I think it would be safe to assume that it does.
 
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All right. Thanks!

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post #33 of 46
Keep an eye on your temps.
Recommended max is 62C "Core Temp" and not 60C for extended periods.
See my guide for more information.
post #34 of 46
My friend i recently achieved 3.5Ghz on my x4 955 even after i undervolted it to 1.35V from 1.4V stock. I run it under 100% load at 56C with gaming. Using prime95 torture test it went too 61C but then settled at 60C. It should be possible to achieve 3.7Ghz with the stock cooler but you will be walking a fine line with the temp.
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Psh, ran 3.7ghz on the stock cooler without ever hitting higher than 60C. The stock cooler is not all that bad, just loud as sin.

Undervolted to 1.32v on my 965 for that.
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Sometimes, I just have to keep reading. My B55 is essentially your 955. Before you spend money on anything, I feel you should test it out! You should follow proper overclocking procedures on your chip by starting at 3.3, and then +100MHz, repeat, increase voltage by the smallest bump possible if your chip fails stability. You want to keep the temps under 60C just to be safe, but no more than 65C.

The biggest question that has not been asked yet is where do you live? What are your ambient temps? You remember that post xd-1771 made a few pages back? He lives in Vancover, Canada. Do you think it is colder there than in Guatemala?

My B55 does 3.8GHz on stock voltage. I may have tha special chip that you may not have, but if you only need stock voltage to run your chip at 3.7GHz, then your chances are good for running that clock on a stock heatsink while keeping your temps in check; you just have to try it out.

If you want to try for 4GHz, grab a Hyper 212+, but you should not just order a 2nd fan right out of the gate. You get a 2nd fan of your temps are not low enough. I am sure you have a budget in mind, and I saw you post some things that indicate that.

We all strive for optimizing everything on here, but sometimes it simply is not needed. Sure, colder temps are better for your chip and better for your overclock. I have watercooling myself, but I can cool my chip in the basement with a CM Hyper TX3 and keep it under 55C @ sig clocks if I wanted too. Like I said, it is in my basement. Put the desktop in Mexico and it is a whole nother result.
 
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I live in a place where its hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter

Chicago

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I am in Ohio. I have a similar climate, but I have my desk in the Man Cave in the basement. Try it out. You might be ok since temps are dropping.
 
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post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Oh yeah.
If you can grab another 120mm fan for it you will be even better off.

Its not a high end cooler, so dont expect MASSIVE overclocking, but its a good budget cooler and you should get to 3.6+ without much trouble at all.
A 212+ can manage a Phenom II @ 4GHz without any problems.
     
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post #40 of 46
Oh yeah, I'm at 3.8mh right now@ 40*C load with my cooler. Aiming for 4.0 once I get some mosfet heat sinks to aid my cheap motherboard.
Edited by Qasual - 10/9/11 at 12:02am
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