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What OC could I achieve with...

By childofthetao · 5 replies
Apr 8, 2013
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  1. ...with an ASRock 970 Extreme 3, that and the Phenom X4 965, cooled with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, what kind of OC do you think I might be able to achieve?

    Thanks
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,101   +3,223

    There is no way to know for sure what over-clock anyone can achieve, every CPU has a different over-clock ceiling. There are other variables to factor in as well; room temperature, case design, cooling methods, thermal compound application, and over-clock methods. Using the Hyper 212 Plus will help very little if you have poor case ventilation or hot room temperatures.
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,167   +202

    3.8 ghz at 1.35 volts is stable and not really hotter than stock for me.

    4 ghz is about the limit for me and requires 1.45 volts and will be stable if you are one of the lucky few :)

    Also depends on what version of the chip you have, the c3 is usually a little better to overclock.

    Watch your temps, Anything under 55 degrees under full load is passable, threshold is 61 degrees.

    I run mine at 3.8 on a daily basis, no problems at all.
     
  4. childofthetao

    childofthetao TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 158

    Got it, never allow the max load temp to go over 55.

    Thanks :)
     
  5. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    My 955BE is stable at 4GHz @1.428V. Max temperature is 50°C with an NH-D14.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,222   +163

    The vast majority of them oc to 3.8-4.1GHz
     

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