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Want to Overclock new build - Help

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December 18, 2008 3:53:20 AM

Just finished getting all of my components for my PC and haven't put it together yet but wanted to get some pointers. I'm looking for some relative OC settings I could use to start out at. I want a completely stable system and I don't want my memory or chipset or anything to burn out in a measly 6 months so no exreme OCing here. Here's what I have:

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred with added two optional fans (total 7-120mm 1-200mm)
PSU: Zalman 850W Continuos (1050 Peak) Modular
Motherboard: evga 780i
Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) Patriot 1066 SLI ready
GPS: evga GTX 260
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer Pro 7

plus a few other components that don't really matter for OCing. What would be a good push for this system to remain completely 100% stable, I'll run all the nessicary tests of course.

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December 18, 2008 6:49:16 AM

Read the sticky, it'll give you lots and lots of pointers
December 18, 2008 10:01:52 AM

Yep. Just follow step by step and take your time. That's why the sticky is there.
December 18, 2008 11:48:33 AM

^+1 - If you'd read the sticks - you'd understand that what im saying isn't new, and will be more elaborate in the guide but, for sake of this post and helping you a little, what you need to know is - Lower your CPU:RAM Ratio to the lowest possible (or unlink the memory from the increased FSB) and increase the FSB until the platform becomes unstable - bring the FSB back down until it is stable again and than increase the CPU:RAM Ratio (if needed) to try to get as close to a 1:1 as possible.