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Wouldn't that slow down my loading time which the opposite of what i want to do, and its currently stable (im not talking about my current voltage Im testing but my previous one) Also wouldn't that greatly reduce my speed because I read from a few other forums that intel cpus respond faster with higher ram frequency
I'm still puzzled as to why you haven't tried for 3.6 with a 1:1 RAM mutiple. The difference of 200MHz on the CPU is going to far outweigh any paltry gain from pushing your DDR2 800 over its spec. Even if you could get 1066 out of it, the real-world performance gains will be nothing you'd ever notice. Trust me, I've built more 775 systems than I can count, and the only reason to have anything past DDR2 800 is if you have to push past 400FSB.

As far as heat goes, i'd look at your airflow and cooler. Back in the day I ran an E6600 at 3.7 24/7 on a 680i board with a $100 chinese water loop with a single crappy 120mm radiator and 1/4" tubing. It never broke over 55C.
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Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
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post #13 of 14
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Well i didnt think 200 mhz really made a difference, I guess I could try it, but the thing is every game I used to play before my overclock that lagged doesn't lag anymore. Also, my cpu is 6 years old so i don't think it has that much life in it left, this is why I don't wan't to push it too much. Also I have a raidmax smilodon, an extremely crappy case that has horrible air flow. I could try and push it, but Im just afraid of the heat, and I don't really have the money currently to get a water cooling system, and I don't think it really worth it because this system isn't going to last much longer.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda-320gb 7200rpm Windows 7 Pro-64x SyncMaster 205BW G15 
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post #14 of 14
That E doesn't need crazy cooling. Just watch your load teams. 200MHz on the CPU will make alot more difference than that little bit on the RAM. Bench it and see.
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G-Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1866 8-9-9-24@1.5V Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Agility 3 240GB x2 RAID 0 WD 500GB X2 RAID 0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm XSPC Dual Bay reservoir with Alphacool variable... Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm... EK GTX680 FTW waterblock 
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Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate HP tSS-25X11LED 25" 1080p PC Power&Cooling Silentpower 910W Xigmatek Elysium 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 Rocketfish Creative Sound Core3D Logitech Z5300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960T unlocked to X6 ASUS M4A79XTD Evo Sapphire HD6870 1GB 2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 x64 Ultimate OCZ Stealthstream 600W HAF XB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K P8Z77-I MSI 560 Ti TF2 Samsung 20nm 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.8Ghz offset ASrock X79 Extreme6/GB EVGA GTX680 FTW with EK waterblock EVGA GTX650 for PhysX 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G-Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1866 8-9-9-24@1.5V Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Agility 3 240GB x2 RAID 0 WD 500GB X2 RAID 0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm XSPC Dual Bay reservoir with Alphacool variable... Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm... EK GTX680 FTW waterblock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate HP tSS-25X11LED 25" 1080p PC Power&Cooling Silentpower 910W Xigmatek Elysium 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 Rocketfish Creative Sound Core3D Logitech Z5300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960T unlocked to X6 ASUS M4A79XTD Evo Sapphire HD6870 1GB 2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 x64 Ultimate OCZ Stealthstream 600W HAF XB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K P8Z77-I MSI 560 Ti TF2 Samsung 20nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M500 Kuhler 620 Windows 7 x64 52" Samsung LED TV 
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