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Overclock Help Needed

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January 1, 2011 10:17:32 AM

Sorry if this is the wrong section.

Hello, I am new to Overclocking.

System Specs:
P6T Motherboard
X58 Chipset
Intel i7 920
Standard stock cooling
5GB BalistiX RAM

Settings I have tried via BIOS:
AI Overclock Tuner = Manual
BCLK Frequency = 160
DRAM Frequency = 1604
CPU Voltage = 1.225
QPI Voltage = 1.35
DRAM Bus Voltage = 1.65
SpeedStep = Disabled
PCI-E Frequency = 100
UCLK Frequency = Auto

With those settings, running RealTemp, and Prime95, the temp. jumps almost immediately to the 90's-99c. So I reverted back to default BIOS settings.

Default Settings:
Idle temp.: 57-60
Prime95 (Blend, 8 threads): 80-87

CPU-Z Screenshots:

I know I probably have to upgrade cooling for the CPU so I would like to know what you all would suggest in terms of the best (and cheapest, if possible, but not necessary, for intel i7 920) and anything else.

If more information is needed, please ask.

Thanks in advance.

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