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Could my 965 reach 4.2?

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Well I've really been wanting to get my X4 to 4.2Ghz for a while now and even at 1.5v it is unstable. The temperatures max out at around 62C and I was wondering if I could get a higher OC with better cooling or if the chip has met its limit. Thought about buying a Rasa kit if I need to. Oh yeah I can currently run 4.1 stable but the temps are not great either.

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Is 100mhz really that big of a deal? It might be as far as your chip will go.
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Is 100mhz really that big of a deal? It might be as far as your chip will go.
Just a personal goal It's just something I really want to reach. Also the Rasa kit would be nice for the summer because it gets very hot here.
    
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62c is the max safe temp for that chip but I would not go near it. Get the rasa kit and temps will be the least of your problems.
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62c is the max safe temp for that chip but I would not go near it. Get the rasa kit and temps will be the least of your problems.
I already plan on buying the rasa later, but if it can push my OC higher I'm thinking about putting it higher up on my upgrade priorities.
    
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post #6 of 9
You might have that much headroom left, who knows, as ever chip is different. But as it's been said a few 100Mhz won't make a noticeable difference. Getting better cooling will help with the temps, but will not change the fact that your chip is going to require more than 1.5v to become fully stable. 1.55v is the max that you want to go for 24/7. Also, make sure that your looking at the correct temps and keep it under 62C "Core Temp" and 60C for extend periods. Good luck!
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My setup is similar to yours Ubnub, with a 970 BE and Hyper212+. I hit the same temperature wall with my hyper212+ and I found that upgrading the stock fan and/or adding a second fan for push/pull reduced temps by a few degrees.

The stock fan for the hyper212+ maxes at 2000rpm with an airflow rating around ~76cfm, which is nice and quiet, but you can get much better for OCing. I purchased two scythe kaze fans that run at 3000rpm max and have an airflow rating of 133cfm in a push/pull setup and was able to lower my load temps by a few degrees. It is noticably louder, of course.

But if you are going to invest further in cooling maybe water is a better bet.
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Im running my 965 at 4.1ghz stable and im satisfied, u should settle for 4.1ghz its a nice oc!
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I'm running on 4 ghz stable with the Hyper 212+ at 1.4v w/o push/pull and it doesn't go more than 50c when gaming.
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