Overclocking a 965 Black?

I've got a Phenom II X4 965 Black edition in my build right now (stock cooler) and I want to overclock it as much as I can without having to replace the cooler on it since I'm low on cash.

One, I don't have any idea how to overclock anything.

Two, I don't want to burn something up and spend another $100 on a CPU.


  • How do you OC it?
  • What is a good OC on the stock cooler?
  • What kind of OC can you get with a Hyper 212+?
  • 500w Corsair Builder PSU

Thanks for the help.


You will be very limited with the stock cooler and I would guess a 3.6-3.8ghz would be the max. The hyper 212+ should open up 4.0+ghz

OC info http://www.overclock.net/t/499526/official-phenom-ii-x4-9x5-oc-club