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I just got a phenom 965BE and a radeon 5770. I read this and wonder if I should still overclock them. I passed the 1055T because it wasn't a black edition. But now I'm not sure if just raising the multiplier can harm the CPU. The same for the video card, but I already overclocked the 5770 to 960/1250 because I find that it has so much overclocking potential.

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Bad move, you should of got the 1055T, they have more cores and usually overclock 350 or so MHz above the 965 BE.
    
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I just got a phenom 965BE and a radeon 5770. I read this and wonder if I should still overclock them. I passed the 1055T because it wasn't a black edition. But now I'm not sure if just raising the multiplier can harm the CPU. The same for the video card, but I already overclocked the 5770 to 960/1250 because I find that it has so much overclocking potential.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...th-degradation
Honestly, the degradation isn't that bad. Sufficient cooling extends your CPU's life.
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Bad move, you should of got the 1055T, they have more cores and usually overclock 350 or so MHz above the 965 BE.
As I already mentioned, I don't want to mess with the FSB. And the 1055T was 25 dollars more than the 965.

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Honestly, the degradation isn't that bad. Sufficient cooling extends your CPU's life.
I just had an E6600 die because of overclocking. It wouldn't run properly on stock clocks, OCCT detects errors within minutes. Plus I get blue screens all the time. So do you think I should still overclock my current processor by increasing the multiplier?
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Look at it this way. How long are you really going to keep a cpu before upgrading with the constant changing technology. Most people upgrade every 2 years or so. I have oc all my cpu's a minimum of 25 percent and run them that way always. You can also set up bios options to only run oc when benching or gaming and then run it stock or below when surfing. If you overclock stable to a point where you don't raise volts what is the real safety issue. Isn't heat the biggest killer of components. If you are stuck on warranties and safety then you already know that you should not overclock. If you take your time and use appropriate safety measures and proper cooling and quality products I do not see where the risk is that great. JMO
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As I already mentioned, I don't want to mess with the FSB. And the 1055T was 25 dollars more than the 965.


I just had an E6600 die because of overclocking. It wouldn't run properly on stock clocks, OCCT detects errors within minutes. Plus I get blue screens all the time. So do you think I should still overclock my current processor by increasing the multiplier?
I think whether or not you choose to overclock is up to you...so the question should be "Do you want to overclock your processor?"

But the degradation isn't that bad on the CPU and it's proven that better cooling extends CPU life. Although, I've got an Athlon XP 3200+ that's overclocked to 2.6Ghz and has been since I got it back in 2003 and is still running strong as is my Socket 754 chip but I'll have to check to see what CPU it is again. I can never remember if it's a 3200+ or 3400+. But stock is 2.0Ghz I think and it's running at 2.6Ghz like a champ.
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