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Phenom II x4 955 OC advice

post #1 of 5
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Hi,

I'm planning on getting the 955 and need to know two things:

1. How high can I OC with the stock cooler?
2. What sort of cooler would I need for a 4Ghz OC (no water, budget max $70-80)

My MB is an ASRock 890GX-Extreme3 890G.
 
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1. Around 3.8 GHz at most. Probably 3.6-3.7 average.
2. I could hardly get mine pass 4 GHz with a H50. Isn't much of an improvement over the 3,8 GHz.

Save your money and buy a H50 or equal. Or just a Noctua NH-D14 if you have the space in your case.
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post #3 of 5
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What sort of temps would I be looking at with it OCed at 3.7?

Case is a Antec DF-30, not entirely sure how well a D14 would fit to be honest. I'm planing on going with water for my next build, I'm just a bit unsure as to how the reservoir and radiator would fit in the DF-30.

If it is unlikely that I'd e able to hit 4 without water or a massive noctua thats fine by me. Anyone have suggestions for an $80 cooler?
 
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Well, for 3,7GHz you don't necessarily have to increase the voltage. It's only 500MHz after all.
Which means the temps won't increase.

In case you happend to increase the voltage, your temps will not be much higher. Perhaps 5C more.
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Ok, thanks a lot for that. My next question is better suited to a different section of the forum so yeah...
 
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