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Hey all! So, I have the Phenom x4 965 and I would like to overclock it. I've never overclocked before, but I watched some videos on youtube, mostly Linus, and I think I sorta understand it. At least understand it better than I used to. My specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Deneb
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850
ASRock 970 Extreme3 AM3+ AMD Mobo
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX
Corsair Vengeance (2 x 4) 8GBs RAM DDR3 1600 Blue
Antec BP550 Plus 550W
I would like to see if I could get to 4.0GHz or more with this mobo and cpu. I'm not sure about vrm cooling or if my mobo is good with OC'ing so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks all
-Jarf
Edited by Jarf - 2/13/13 at 7:09am
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What is the CPU at stock keeping you from doing? I believe the CPU is already at 3.4ghz so I would just leave it at that. There's no point in possibly blowing a cap or mosfet just for a measly 600mhz. (4ghz will be all you get if you're lucky with the power phase on that MB)

I know this is OC.NET but if it's not keeping you from doing anything, why OC? It's not worth the headaches.
 
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Yeah I guess 600MHz isn't too much. I'd imagine it won't give me alot more FPS in games. I've seen someone get 3.8GHz with this cpu/mobo combo. Eh, I don't know.
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