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Should I change the multiplier or the core frequency?

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I'd like to push my 965 BE to 3.7Ghz which I think is reasonable. I currently have the stock fan but I use a case with great airflow (Coolermaster 690 II).

I was wondering if I should try to overclock by increasing the frequencies or the multiplier. I noticed that my ram frequency increases when I increase the core clock. Is it bad for my ram?? I have 1333mhz rated ram, so I chose the 1333mhz DRAM option in the bios (it defaulted at 1066). When I OC it gets to 1400ish, is that fine?
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if its stable at 1400, great. i use both the multi and reference which you pretty much have to do for the ram adjustments.
fill in your system specs in the user control panel. it will help immensely

oh yeah, put a few cpu-z shots. the cpu tab, the memory tab and the speed tab
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Your RAM should be stable at 1400ish even without extra voltage.

Your CPU is a BLACK EDITION therefor, you could try going for 3.6 GHz first and see temperatures. Being a black edition, try 200 FSB and 18x multi before playing with FSB.

For voltage, I would try stock voltage, else bump it 1 notch. Around 1.35v should do it.
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from what ive seen n read, he can hit 3.8 without much heat or any voltage bump. the 965 is a 3.4. we are only talking a 400mhz increase.
if its a c3, no problem at all.
i also said to up screenshots and fill in his specs because we have no idea what his mobo is. all we know is its a ddr3 board. at stock volts, heat shouldnt be an issue at all.
but to make everyone feel better and to keep me from getting flamed, watch your temps with either hwmonitor or speedfan. that way your motherboard doesnt get flamed.
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