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I7 860 Overclocking

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September 22, 2011 4:06:02 AM

Antec 300 Mid tower
i7 860 2.8 GHz 42 C idle temp
OS Win 7 ultimate
4Gb x2 Patriot gaming DDR3 1333 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus P7P55D EVO Mobo
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550
500Gb WD HDD 7200 RPM
Antec 500W PS
Stock CPU cooling
x1 120mm fan
x2 140mm fans

I have been interested in overclocking but don't have a lot of experience doing so, with the set up i have does anyone have any setting suggestions i could start with in BIOS or maybe a tutorial link that would be similar to my hardware? I recently tried the ASUS turboV software and that was a joke it made everything unstable. I recently updated my bios to version 2004 from version 0209. I would like to see a higher RAM frequency and a significant GHz increase. Being that i only have air flow cooling is it even safe for me to run a significant overclock without some aftermarket cooling?

Note*( when i tried the TurboV software i was running off of a really old version of BIOS, would the update bring different results, or would i still be better off overclocking from BIOS?)

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