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Hey guys. I am trying to overclock my 965 past 3.8ghz, which its been at for about a year. I have successfully upped the pc to 3.9 stable, but cannot understand why it won't hit 4. Here are the settings:

CPU @ 4000
RAM @ 1600 7-8-7-7 1T
NB @ 2800
HT @ 2000

Vcore: 1.403
Cpu-nb: 1.25
Vdimm: 1.65

My temps during stress testing hover around 55c. When I up the core and or cpu-nb I get one of the following: bsod or just a reboot.

Ideas?
post #2 of 10
My guess is you need more vcore.

My unlocked/overclocked 960T is running 4.0 at 1.425 ish. So I would say you definitely need more vcore.

Edit: What are your temps like? What are you using to cool your CPU.

Also, welcome to OCN!
Edited by dalastbmills - 2/18/13 at 6:22pm
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Thanks! My temps are around 55-56c. I have a 212+ with two fans push-pull in a Silverstone raven 02. When I up the Vcore it still doesn't become stable. My temps can break 60c when I up the vcore
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Originally Posted by StiM AddiCt View Post

Hey guys. I am trying to overclock my 965 past 3.8ghz, which its been at for about a year. I have successfully upped the pc to 3.9 stable, but cannot understand why it won't hit 4. Here are the settings:

CPU @ 4000
RAM @ 1600 7-8-7-7 1T
NB @ 2800
HT @ 2000

Vcore: 1.403
Cpu-nb: 1.25
Vdimm: 1.65

My temps during stress testing hover around 55c. When I up the core and or cpu-nb I get one of the following: bsod or just a reboot.

Ideas?
Ok.
1) What mobo you have?
2) What PSU you have?
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MSI 870-G54 and a Corsair TX650
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MSI 870-G54 and a Corsair TX650
The mobo is the problem. It is a 4+1 unheatsinked phase power.
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So basically be happy with 3.9? Lol
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So basically be happy with 3.9? Lol
Yep! I had a 965 that only hit 3.9ghz.
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Yep! I had a 965 that only hit 3.9ghz.

Yeah, 55C is to the point where he shouldn't be pushing the chip any harder anyway.
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Yeah, 55C is to the point where he shouldn't be pushing the chip any harder anyway.

Yep. Until a new motherboard and better CPU cooler is obtained, not much more OC advancing can should be made rolleyes.gif
    
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