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I'm trying to get my CPU to a 4.0 GHz, I was communicating with a user that did it through PM (here is his validation) and he said to ask some questions in a thread.

So, I was wondering what things he changed in his system to attain 4.0 GHz? Was it only the FSB and voltage?

Also, he said something about monitoring the VRMs. What are VRMs?
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I'm trying to get my CPU to a 4.0 GHz, I was communicating with a user that did it through PM (here is his validation) and he said to ask some questions in a thread.

So, I was wondering what things he changed in his system to attain 4.0 GHz? Was it only the FSB and voltage?

Also, he said something about monitoring the VRMs. What are VRMs?
VRMs or VRegs get hotter as you increase voltage, they are Voltage Regulators. I like AIDA64 for monitoring mainboard temps, also watch your North Bridge temp.
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+rep

How important are keeping those temperatures in check? And what is the standard for those temps?
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They're usually ok into the 90C range and max a bit above there, but you don't want to push them to their limit on a 24/7 OC.

VRMs are the hottest parts on a motherboard together with the chipset(mostly NB but SB can also heat up some).

You'll get stability problems and eventually parts burning up if you don't watch the temps and make sure they stay reasonable. Increase voltage one notch at a time and test at each step while watching temps.
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Okay, when I overclock should I mess around with my RAM settings at all?
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