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So pretty much I have overclocked my x4 840 to the max and I'm happy with the results. I have thrown many benches at it and compared and tweaked as about as much as I can possibly do. I'm just runnin outta ideas to keep me busy really. Just was curious at some more options and experiments I might be able to do. I have even went as far as lapping my h100 and cpu and gotten great results imo. Would getting another m4 ssd and putting it in raid boost performance noticeably? I don't know much about that. Any ideas would be great, I'm still new to this and like a sponge right now and think I'm addicted to overclocking and snorting computers haha thanks for reading

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Only lap your cpu if you aren't worried about possibly bending a few pins or having something bend or break on you. Lapping the h100 would probably help quite a bit, and I would go for an aftermarket cooler on your 6950 and push it more. If your board can support something like 1800mhz ram, try to go for an overclock on that. Also, the northbridge can give huge performance gains when overclocked, so try to up the freq on that too.
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have you overclocked your graphics card yet?
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Originally Posted by ilikepancakez View Post
have you overclocked your graphics card yet?
Read in the system details, there's a decent overclock on it.
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watercool your whole rig
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Now, it's time for a second 6850 or a single 6970
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Overclock your CPU-NB (IMC) and your memory.
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I already have nb clocked to 2630mhz and seems to be about as far as I can go... I have noticed quite the improvement with it. The thing about my ram is its 1600mhz but in order to get that any higher I lose a couple hundred mhz on the cpu overclock. Not sure which is more beneficial. I've tried timings at 7 7 7 20 28 and was a no go. My darn graphics card only let's me overclock the clock to 850mhz. The memory clock can go a bit higher but requires more voltage I assume which no program allows me to change the volts on it. But 850mhzz is the highest allowed in afterburner and overdrive. It is a 6850 not 6950. Only option is to get another 6850 because can't afford the 69's. Just with the one card I get 45 min fps in bf3 so its not bad. I do like the water cooling the entire rig idea. Would I have to get rid of my h100? Btw the cpu and the h100 is already lapped anyways guys thanks for the tips! It is definately my passion that only ppl at ocn can understand. Coworkers and friends think I'm just a nerd and not interested lol.

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Edit: my ram is 1600 but only at 1400 or so because if I bring cpunb freq down I lose that performance on the nb and cpu clock speed. Where I'm at now 263x15.5 the next step from ram is 1700+mhz as opposed to 1402mhz now. So there's my stipulation there. I think id like to get some light up fans and watercooling cause the haf x club I just joined there is some amazing setups in it from members. I have the phone my pc app and another app to monitor temps on my computer from my android. Anyone know any other cool android apps that integrate the computer?

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Some mobos don't even support ram freq higher than 1600mhz, like mine. If you can manually adjust the NB freq, you should be able to just boost up the volts as long as the temperature allows for it. As for having to lost cpu Mhz over ram speed, cpu comes way before ram. I wouldn't bother watercooling your 6850 since it can hit the max OC on the stock cooler. You might want to look in to a mobo block and a cpu block though. You should be able to fit a few decent sized rads on your case.
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