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I have an aging system and I have been(for the past few months) trying to overclock my PC. I have been vastly unsuccessful! I have done a great deal of research on my Combo and have not been successful in finding any good advice. I seem to be able to get right around 3.0ghz with ram @1050 set at 5-5-5-15 @2.0v. Temps at this level never exceed 50deg cel, and idle around 38-40deg cel. Problem is, I cannot successfully run stable with any higher settings than this. PLEASE, I would love it if one of you OC'ing geniuses could help me here. I know my CPU should clock stable to 3.4 easy.

Intel C2D E8200
xFx 750i SLI
4gig Corsair Dom ram
Corsair 550watt PSU

Thank you for your help.
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loosen your ram timings and lower speed, and voltage, don't run the ram at more than rated voltage if possible, tighten and increase your ram speed after you have a decent cpu clock, and something is wrong if you only get 2 degrees difference between idle and full load, i would check your cooler seating and TIM.
    
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loosen your ram timings and lower speed, and voltage, don't run the ram at more than rated voltage if possible, tighten and increase your ram speed after you have a decent cpu clock, and something is wrong if you only get 2 degrees difference between idle and full load, i would check your cooler seating and TIM.
10-12 degree difference. not 2.
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Shoud I leave the RAM on auto? and not adjust the ram frequency?
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