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post #11 of 15
Well to start, the board you have is not a great choice for obtaining a sustainable overclock.
Not saying it is not overclockable but the power delivery and onboard cooling solutions are simply not up to the task long term, I am not fimiliar with the BIOS on that board and what setting are availible to you.

What clocks will you be trying to acheive ?

is 3.0 Ghz the target ?
That being said, first off you will need a better north bridge cooler, the hyper 212 is a great cooler for the price and probly will server your needs just fine.

Best possible air flow in case will help with temps tremendously.

Reliable quality power supply is paramount in any system with a sustained overclock

Once the above criteria has been met you are ready to dial this thing up

Hit me with a PM if intrested in some base settings that will get you on your way, keeping in mind you do so at your own risk smile.gif
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post #12 of 15
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It's literally a cheap case I got free when I bought the components when building my PC. It has one small fan on the back, when I got it I had the stock intel fan where the air flow was upwards from the CPU and was carried out of the side of the case, but I have one similar to that coolermaster which takes air horizontally across a heatsink on top of the CPU but doesn't seem to take the air anywhere. The heatsink had thermal paste on it when I recieved it

EDIT for Witchdoctor:
I am currently using one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134 and running at 70 minimum when Idle, I've ordered a new stock intel fan just incase. I am looking into a new Corsair PSU but I'm not sure what sort of Wattage I'm going to need, and they are pretty expensive. I think a case will be my next port of call, anything specific I should look for in a new case?
Edited by Uraku - 1/30/12 at 9:48am
 
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post #13 of 15
Well cases are all like diamonds

It is a matter of pressure,

get the dremmel out and apply some, any case including a cardboard box can be made to have good air flow
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post #14 of 15
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Any tips for removing the old thermal paste? It's all crusty and gross :/
What sort of pressure am I supposed to be applying?
 
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I just use a Q-tip personally with 90+% rubbing alcohol on it

I like this ATM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426020
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