As the title says, I'm finally taking the leap into overclocking. I've read a lot of good things about this ASUS board and I've dropped the 8400's stock heatsink for an Arctic Cooler 7 Pro. I'm also running 4 GB (2 x 2GB) of Corsair Dominator RAM @ 1066.
This may seem tame to some more experienced overclockers but for starters at least, I'd like to see if I could get this cpu running stable at 3.6 Ghz, possibly bringing up to 3.8 if things go well. Does anyone have experience OC'ing this board/cpu combination that could throw some help my way? TIA!
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Well, I'd start by going back to the stock Intel CPU cooler, or a similar "downdraft-style" cooler that blows air down onto the MB and out in all directions. All those heat sinks/radiators around the CPU are placed there exactly to take advantage of this secondary cooling function of the CPU cooler.
Failing that, buy some small (40mm?) fans and set them up so they blow air through those radiators and heat sinks.