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I am still quite new to overclocking.I am running at 3.20 with now overclocking at all.I have my memory overclocked at 1600mhz. Also, my temps are 49 -50 c,running stock air cooler that came with the cpu.

All suggestions are welcome and rep for all.
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are those temps load temps? what are idle?

theres not much headroom for overclocking with he stock hsf.
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It is not recommended to OC your CPU while its still cooled bt your stock heatsink. buy a Hyper 212. Its cheap and is pretty good from what I've heard. thumb.gif
     
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make sure your actually testing on prime 95 to see max temps and keep running the test for about an hr
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It is not recommended to OC your CPU while its still cooled bt your stock heatsink. buy a Hyper 212. Its cheap and is pretty good from what I've heard. thumb.gif


That's exactly what I have in my Newegg wish list.
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I am still quite new to overclocking.I am running at 3.20 with now overclocking at all.I have my memory overclocked at 1600mhz. Also, my temps are 49 -50 c,running stock air cooler that came with the cpu.
All suggestions are welcome and rep for all.

Overclocking a 955BE is very easy but I offer you a word of caution. Not only are you on stock cooling but the board in your sig has a lack of mosfet cooling. I would do something to ensure they will stay nice and cool while overclocking. This or similar along with the proper TIM (LIke this or other Thermal Adheasive) and make sure you have good airflow to that area of the case.

Once your nice and cool with your 212 and some mosfet cooling your ready to let her rip. In a perfect world a C2 revision 955 BE will top out around 3.8-ish or lower. The C3 revision clocks much higher on avrage(mine will run 4.0). Some things to clue you in on while overclocking. AMD state's the max safe temp for the CPU is 62C, I have found that after 55c (or there about) stability become's a problem when overclocking. Stock VCore(Cpu voltage) is 1.40v Maximum safe 24/7 voltage should be no higher than 1.50 on air for long term usage, with 1.55v being the max safe voltage on air cooling.

Another weak link with the 955BE is the internal memory controller. If you can handle the heat of adding more voltage to the CPU/NB along with the CPU you stand a great chance of getting a good OC. Upping the CPU/NB will give more performance and help a lot with stability in most case's.

There you have it, if you need more idea's or tips on overclockig let me kow. ohh yea, its best to leave your memory and timings at stock while getting your CPU squared away. once you have your CPU clocked where you want it you can play more with timings. thumb.gif
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