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Pufflets

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Dec 26, 2009
Hey, i have a new question.

I have a AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4ghz CPU and ive been wanting to overclock it to 4.1. But one thing im not sure of since im still a newbie. Should i leave the voltage on Auto? or choose a voltage my self.-:shrug:
 

Dooms101

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Definitely choose it yourself, usually when on Auto, the BIOS will choose what it thinks is the 'safest' voltage. But if you want to hit 4.1ghz, you'll probably need 1.4v - 1.45v. Just make sure you have some serious cooling. From what I know, anything over 1.45v will significantly reduce the life of your CPU.
 

oldbrave

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Apr 8, 2009
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Trust me, if you want 4.1Ghz then you're going to need a fair bit more than 1.45v. I think I can say with some certainty that 1.50v+ will be needed.
 

QuietIce

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Hey, i have a new question.

I have a AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4ghz CPU and ive been wanting to overclock it to 4.1. But one thing im not sure of since im still a newbie. Should i leave the voltage on Auto? or choose a voltage my self.-:shrug:
When OC'ing you should run most major settings on manual - even if they're set to the default setting. This keeps the BIOS from changing those settings from one OC to the next. Being new to OC'ing the #1 most important thing to keep track of is CPU load temps. Use Prime95 or OCCT to load the CPU 100% and, if you're using Prime95, use CoreTemp to read the internal CPU temp sensor.
Prime95
OCCT
CoreTemp


Good luck OC'ing ... :)