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hey guys, so im pretty unfamiliar with amd processors and what their capabilites are, the only thing i really did with amd is buy the x2 560 and unlock it to quad and it was very stable, so i decided to get rid of that and got a
PHENOM 2 x4 965 it says its 3.4ghz, but what are the OC capabilites of these processors, i got this board too

everything is going to be under water, CPU, NB


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post #2 of 21
The X4 965 overclocks pretty well, espacially under water.

I think you can get 4.2-4.6ghz out of it

just bump up the vCore to atleast 1.5v , CPU/NB to 1.42-ish and NB to 1.3v+
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I run mine under water at 4.3 with 1.44v. There have been some very nice clocking 965's of late Deneb is really starting to mature.
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Overclock it?
See how far it goes
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post #5 of 21
Overclocking'd be a good start, but definitely add some MOSFET cooling first. Esp. since you use watercooling and just about no air gets to mobo in most cases.
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Overclocking'd be a good start, but definitely add some MOSFET cooling first. Esp. since you use watercooling and just about no air gets to mobo in most cases.
Well he siad everything is going to be under water
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post #7 of 21
I have the same CPU and a similar mobo, I currently am running it at 3.8 GHz (19x200) on stock voltage with air cooling so you'll be over 4.0 easily with water and higher voltage.
Edited by Sentri - 3/25/11 at 1:51am
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post #8 of 21
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Believe it or not thisnew mobo does not even have amosfet heatsink on it, so no water cooling on the mosfets which is weird

but my friend got the same board and the mosfets are actually pretty cool while his x6 is at 4.1ghz
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Well he siad everything is going to be under water
But unless thoes VRM's are under water, the board can still go, "pop"! Probably good to about 1.55v on that board though regardless.
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But unless thoes VRM's are under water, the board can still go, "pop"! Probably good to about 1.55v on that board though regardless.


Good to know, thnx

so what kind of MHZ will I be liking at with that Volt
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