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whats the highest i can take this cpu up safely

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I need just a tad more power from this cpu. Its a xeon e5540 quad core ES chip i want a soft over clock of 3.0 - 3.2 ghz . Its currently running at 2.66 and stock was 2.53 ghz . I am using the cooler master hyper 212 plus with modded 3 speed fan for cooling and temps never get above 64 C even when my room is like 90 degrees inside so i got room to play with just wondering if you got some suggestions

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
XEON E5540 UNLOCKED FACTORY TEST CHIP RAMPAGE 2 GENE GALAXY GTX 570 6 GB PATRIOT VIPER G SERIES + 4 GB KINGSTON HYPERX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
DRIVE 1 : CORSAIR F120 SSD DRIVE 2 : 640GB WD LG DVD RW WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL 64 BIT 17" DELL FLAT PANEL LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G110 1200 COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO GOLD ANTEC DARK FLEET 85 GAMER CASE LOGITECH GX9 
Mouse Pad
RAZER VESPULA 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
XEON E5540 UNLOCKED FACTORY TEST CHIP RAMPAGE 2 GENE GALAXY GTX 570 6 GB PATRIOT VIPER G SERIES + 4 GB KINGSTON HYPERX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
DRIVE 1 : CORSAIR F120 SSD DRIVE 2 : 640GB WD LG DVD RW WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL 64 BIT 17" DELL FLAT PANEL LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
LOGITECH G110 1200 COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO GOLD ANTEC DARK FLEET 85 GAMER CASE LOGITECH GX9 
Mouse Pad
RAZER VESPULA 
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As soon as you turn your computer on hit delete a few times and wait, it should bring you into a blue screen with options like pc health and general settings. This is called the bios. Look for something named Overclocking features or advanced features. Use the arrow keys to navigate around and hit enter and escape to get in and out of things. Hit enter into the Overclocking Features. In there it will have some more options like memory features, cpu features and voltage features. Enter into the voltage features. Look for the cpu voltage or cpu vcore voltage and take it off auto, set it to 1.25000v and hit escape. On the page with the voltage, memory and cpu features look for something called the FSB. This should be set to 333, but to overclock you want to increase this. To reach 3ghz youll need to set the FSB to a number that makes 3000 when multiplied by your cpu multiplier. For example, if your cpu multiplier is 10 and your fsb is 400 that will give you 4000mhz core speed or 4ghz. After you finish that go back to the first page and select exit and save.

Now your cpu is running faster than stock. All you need to do is boot into windows and stress test your cpu using prime 95 and a program to monitor your core temps. You want to run prime 95 for at least 4 hours and you dont want a core temp over 74*C
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K Batch: 3135B495T Gigabyte X79 UD7 GTX 570 3-way SLi Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB OCZ Vertex II / 3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supreme HF Nickel, EK DCP4.0, Stealth GT 360... Windows 7 Ult 64bit Acer 22" G225HQ 
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Razor Lacosa Mirror Edition Silverstone Strider 1500w  Aerocool X-Preditor  CM Storm Sentinel Advanced 
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Razer Goliathus Speed edition 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K Batch: 3135B495T Gigabyte X79 UD7 GTX 570 3-way SLi Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB OCZ Vertex II / 3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supreme HF Nickel, EK DCP4.0, Stealth GT 360... Windows 7 Ult 64bit Acer 22" G225HQ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Lacosa Mirror Edition Silverstone Strider 1500w  Aerocool X-Preditor  CM Storm Sentinel Advanced 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Speed edition 
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