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Hey guys. I have a 965 BE I wish to OC, but I have 0 experience in OCing. I absolutely do not want to do anything which will ruin my CPU. The guy at my local PC shop said something like "Overclocking isn't dangerous until you adjust the voltages" so I will probably want to overclock it and not touch the voltage.

Is there any way I can get from 3.4ghz to 3.8ghz without adjusting the voltage? Will it still be stable?

Also, right now I am just using the stock heatsink, but I will have my Arctic Silver 5 compound and Hyper 212 Plus heatsink next week, so should I OC right now or wait until next week?

Could someone give me a good guide to OCing my specific CPU as well?

This is the PC I have if it helps: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227179

Thanks for the help!
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I'd wait till you get the Hyper
    
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As wooly said wait for the hyper 212+ cooler..and yes you can achive 3.8ghz if you got a "golden" processor, those are very rare and overclock with little to no voltage increases...If you want PM me and i will help you out a bit more with just tinkering for now...no overclocking the stock heatsink will not work properly
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I would wait like everyone above said,But until then do some reading to get an ideal on how to OC.Here are some good reading material:http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=596023
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/10/...locking-guide/
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Actually tempering with the voltages isnt dangerous at all, as long as you stay under the safe limit of 1.55v and have good quality mosfets/enough of them/heatsinks on them.
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3.6 easily attainable usually without having to touch voltages. Every chip is different, 3.8 should be able to happen with a good cooler.
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post #7 of 8
What motherboard is in your system?
This one looks like a Gigabyte 770 without MOSFET cooling
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What motherboard is in your system?
This one looks like a Gigabyte 770 without MOSFET cooling
It is a GA-770T-USB3
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