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November 18, 2009 1:57:44 PM

I just build the pc listed below, im having issues with the bios and settings. I have looked through the guides posted here but i'm going back to square 1. I was hoping someone could post some links for me to some beginner o/c(memory, gpu, cpu), memory timings, bios settings, or any other guides or tools (i have cpu-z and pc probe) that you think might help me begin o/c'ing and fine-tuning this rig. My biggest problem with new rigs comes when i open the bios for the first time, unknowing some of the terms and how the bios is set up, and i get frustrated and confused. Take memory for example, i was very shaky on the memory timings, what they mean, how to set them, etc, and now there are a million different memory settings and to top it off, the mobo only reads the memory at 543.6mhz when its supposed to be 1600, i know i am supposed to manually set this, im just unsure how. Hopefully some simple guides can help me on my way. Heres my setup with a Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 which is not listed :

1 x ($149.99) CASE CM|RC-932-KKN1-GP BK RT - Retail
$149.99

1 x ($173.99) MEM 2Gx3|OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK R - Retail
$173.99

1 x ($139.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-850TX 850W RT - Retail
$139.99

1 x ($288.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I7 920 2.66G 45N R - Retail
$288.99

1 x ($359.99) MB ASUS ROG RAMPAGE II EXTREME X58 - Retail
$359.99

1 x ($54.99) HD 500G|SAMSUNG HD502HJ % - OEM
$54.99

1 x ($36.99) CPU COOL SCYTHE|SCMG-2000 R - Retail

Oh, and my bios as read by cpu-z is American Megatrends Inc. Version 1406 with a date of 06/01/2009

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November 18, 2009 5:31:52 PM

Anyone have any suggestions? Im at a loss here.
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November 19, 2009 10:20:23 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x58-motherboard-i7,...
http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-rampage-ii-extreme-3-w...
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21...
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=637&type=expert&pi...

But proceed with caution...And double check what you are doing is right...Dont just set the settings in the BIOS...see what they are used for and what is being affected...
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November 19, 2009 9:43:55 PM

thank you so much, i didnt think anyone was goign to reply! i really appreciate your help..as you can tell im active duty air force so i dont have much time to find the articles..barely enough time to read them :) 
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November 20, 2009 1:40:51 AM

^ That's nice to hear...But again I would like to say you that before changing any settings, get to know what it is and what is the max limit...so that way there is a less chance that you will blow up your mobo/ CPU :p 
Good Luck :) 
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