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oh boy that board of yours is 4+1 phase power , unless u got some mosfets installed on it its very dangerous to OC need at least 8+1 or 8+2
This board?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ga890gpa_ud3h/

4-Phase power, but 8-pin CPU and plenty of cooling and mosfets for a basic enough OC right?

I always check out ppls hardware for them before suggesting they OC, but I felt fine in suggesting it here. Was I wrong? (I'd hate to misinform someone with a dangerous suggestion unwittingly)
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OP - You should be fine with a small OC, if you don't want to then your CPU is already perfectly good at stock. Your temps will drop with a push/pull situation, but it's not an issue for now.

You should OC the NB a little regardless of whether you OC your CPU also as this is where you'll actually notice large performance gains and your minimum frames in games increase.

Your RAM is SICK! get that stuff ramped up haha
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Well, it's 00:30 here so I'll call it a day, for now.

I'll continue tinkering tomorrow and see where I get to. I'm only getting a 3-4fps boost @ 3.9GHz

I might just leave it @ 3.8Ghz for now - just to be safe.
Edited by Mobius01 - 1/13/11 at 4:39pm
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Uh... 8-pin CPU or 4-pin CPU really doesn't matter, most CPUs will consume around 150W and not much more even overclocked.
The 965 from the start is a 125W processor, even a 125W is capable of pushing the limits of the power phase too far regardless of whether they are getting too hot or not. I highly suggest lowering your clocks to stock. 4+1 power phase + 125W CPU shouldn't be good for anything above stock especially if there's no mosfet cooling.
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Okay, I'll stay with stock speeds and chuck another 5870 in and see what happens
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Update.

I went with a new CPU instead of an extra GPU and it seems to have sorted the performance issues out.


Assassin's Creed 2 on MAX settings never dips below 60fps
Far Cry 2 DX10 and MAX settings is steady at 55-60fps
Splinter Cell Conviction MAX settings - 50fps

Assassin's Creed 1 gained a few extra fps from the upgrade (45fps). But now runs at a steady 60fps on MAX settings after overclocking.

Crysis Warhead and GTAIV still run like asthmatic tortoises!

I'll get an extra 5870 in a couple months time.
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