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want to do a small oc on my phenom II x4 975

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want to do a small performance boost on my pc. my rig is in my signature. I only have a stock heatsink fan right now. for the mean time id like to get a little performance boost like 3.8-4.0ghz. is that possible?
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Originally Posted by jesse618 View Post

want to do a small performance boost on my pc. my rig is in my signature. I only have a stock heatsink fan right now. for the mean time id like to get a little performance boost like 3.8-4.0ghz. is that possible?
get rid of the stock heat sink then overclock.
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get rid of the stock heat sink then overclock.
whats a cheap heatsink you recommend?
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The best heatsink for under $30 is the Hyper 212+. I highly recommend it.
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^^ Me too. Best for the price. If you looking for a better cooler some of the thermaltake works good as well.
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Get rid of the poor capacity 3+1 phase board before doing anything.

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lol true about the board. I now check your sig. That board will not overclock good at all.
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Agreed on the heatsink and board. The 212+ heatsink is 20-30 bucks if you look around and a new board is whatever price you are willing to pay. I am about to get a whole new mobo and have a proc very similar to yours (965BE). I am currently leaning towards the 990FX sabertooth board that ASUS makes. OC results are good and the board is reportedly solid for overclocking. I'm interested to see what you decide.

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Thanks for the input smile.gif I plan on getting a better motherboard asap, I just went with a cheap setup to start off.
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