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i7 965 Extreme + Rampage Extreme II - OC WC - WC the chipset or not?

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Hey there,
Im n00000000b at WC and OC.

This is my first attempt to WC and OC my pc since i ever got it
I have a
i7 965 Extreme 3.2
Rampage Extreme II
6 GB crosair triple channel 1600 MHz
GTX 295

The only thing that im really interesting in OCing is the CPU.
I bought the water block for the CPU and I've done all my research on what to buy. BUT one thing that i dont see stable across builds is the north to south water bock or the X58 waterblock only. I dont know if i should or not WC other chipsets.

So question 1 is: Since the only thing that i want to OC is the CPU alone should I WC the chipset too or Air cooling the chipset should be fine? Like i would like to try to push it to AT LEAST 4ghz...


The question 2: comes when OCing the ram, although they already have a fan over them, i've never OCed them. Does it really make a big difference if i OC the ram?...

Question 3: How much can i push the i7 965 to be stable? and if anyone has a link to the OC details i would be deeeply thankful

thanks guys for sharing your knowledge! =)
Edited by thurft - 5/25/11 at 11:59pm
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max overclock for the i7 965 would be 1.4v or 74*C what ever one came first.

also not really any point in water cooling the north/southbridge on these boards as they dont affect overclocking that much. more cooling the mosfets since i7's pull a bit of current
Edited by Kal777 - 5/26/11 at 2:44am
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post
max overclock for the i7 965 would be 1.4v or 74*C what ever one came first.

also not really any point in water cooling the north/southbridge on these boards as they dont affect overclocking that much. more cooling the mosfets since i7's pull a bit of current

Intel spec says 1.375 not 1.4 GHz. Where did you get the 1.4 GHz?
 
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