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Hello to everyone!
My specs are
MSI 990FXA-GD80 Military class II
AMD Phenom II x4 965 black edition 3.4MHz
Kingston 4x 2gb
Radeon R6790 1gb ddr5

Where do I stand with this and should I even try to overclock my CPU? I have a stock cooler on the processor. If anyone has an advice for me, please respond.

If I need to give more info about my specs let me know. Thank you.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/525113/phenom-ii-overclocking-guide


Googling "phenom overclocking guide" can give you other guides also. Personally, I couldn't recommend anyone to overclock on stock HSF.
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Thank you for the advice. What do you think I should get before overclocking my cpu? Any ideas?
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Another resource is here. It should be used as a guide only for temps and possible overclocks. Never consider those values as something you can just plug in, as every chip and board are different.

But first and foremost, I recommend you get an aftermarket cooler. Stock will not cut it. Something cheap but effective is a Hyper 212 Evo.
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I was able to take my current cpu to 3.8 on stock cooling (.6 increase). You'll be fine on stock (you'll have a louder fan though), the bigger issue is worrying about your mobo components as I blew mine on my last one. You should at the very least be able to do 3.8 with a turbo feature.

Edit: I had a 965 BE that I oc'ed to 3.8 on stock for well over a year and it was perfectly fine.
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I would say to get some new cooling to your cpu. Stock more than likely is not enough to cool your cpu for overclocking.
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If money is tight you can get a XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 for around $20 or the 212+ Evo for around $30.

You will be able to get at least 3.8Ghz with good temps that should not surpass 55c (assuming you have a case with good airflow and tolerable ambient temps).
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I was able to take my current cpu to 3.8 on stock cooling (.6 increase). You'll be fine on stock (you'll have a louder fan though), the bigger issue is worrying about your mobo components as I blew mine on my last one. You should at the very least be able to do 3.8 with a turbo feature.

Edit: I had a 965 BE that I oc'ed to 3.8 on stock for well over a year and it was perfectly fine.

This is true. However, I do feel there are better options for sound as well as temps though. I have a 955 BE at 4.1ghz and kept temps in the high 40s low 50s with an aftermarket cooler with a $20 aftermarket cooler. If he wants to go to that realm, then he probably needs to step up to a better cooler.
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This is true. However, I do feel there are better options for sound as well as temps though. I have a 955 BE at 4.1ghz and kept temps in the high 40s low 50s with an aftermarket cooler with a $20 aftermarket cooler. If he wants to go to that realm, then he probably needs to step up to a better cooler.

A better cooler is definitely recommended. When I had my 965 oc'ed to 3.8 it would get loud but there was never any damage considering how long I had it oc'ed for. Sadly my 1090t is stuck at 3.8 due to a crappy mobo. But my Antec Kuhler keeps the cpu cool and it is also very quiet, the Kuhler is also a decent price too.
But in my personal experience it has been safe to do a .4-.5 oc on stock cooling.
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