I wonder why a more expensive (and overpriced) processor (970) doesn't overclock nearly as well as my 965. After struggling with the 970 for a week, I went back to the 965 and within an hour had found the right combination of settings to get it running at 4.05 gigs. It ran all night on Prime95 with no hiccups.
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Not all CPU are made the same. For every person that says their 970 won't overclock as much as their 965 somebody else is saying the opposite. Every chip is different. There are many reports of getting the 970 over 4Gz, including myself.
MD - Moderator Deployer of Mjölnir - House Keeping
Your 965 probably started its life with the intention of being a 970 or better, what internal testing found was a poor yield 970, so they binned it and retested at 965 specs... turned out to be a great yield 965... Its true, though chips are similar in spec, they are not all the same.
Every processor company does this btw...
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