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How can a complete beginner OC his 965 BE?

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Just got my Hyper 212+ and I am ready for some overclocking. I have never OC'd anything before, so a detailed guide would be nice.

I want to OC to somewhere around 3.8GHz or around there. Just something so that my CPU doesn't explode

How should I go about doing this? Does it require going into the BIOS?
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Absolutely! Always do it in the bios. Utility OCing is rarely stable or optimal for any setup. Here's a real good thread to study/save as it has a lot of very good info as to "How to" OC and will give you a good path to follow.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
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EASY since you have a BE just up the multiplier and your done. For 3.8 would be x19 multiplier
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EASY since you have a BE just up the multiplier and your done. For 3.8 would be x19 multiplier
Do I change voltage or anything?
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Do I change voltage or anything?
yes, you do. keep voltages under 1.55. you shouldn't need more than 1.45 volts for 3.8
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yes, you do. keep voltages under 1.55. you shouldn't need more than 1.45 volts for 3.8
should I gradually change it or just set it to 1.45 from the start?
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Do I change voltage or anything?
i would try not to at first.. but if needed you can go up to 1.55 but i don't i don't think you will need that much 1.4vcore i think is good or maybe lower if you can.

Then use prime95 at least 6hours or 24 hours and if nothing fails your all good.
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I run 3.8ghz, (200x19.0) on stock voltage (1.4), don't forget to OC your NB(northbridge), it speeds up your ram and gives a great performance boost. Just change the multiplier in the bios to set it to 2600mhz, and change the CPU/NB voltage, i have it stable at 1.25v
Edited by venomblade - 4/6/11 at 11:10pm
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