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I'm trying to get to 4.0ghz or anything higher than 4.0ghz im new to this whole thing im trying but keep BSODing and im turning to you guys for help

375 this is what i can do with my
overclock genie but this is not on at this timei just manually set the FSB to the same.
this is what i got with the overclock genie [URL=http://www.overclock.net/image/id/1742508/width/600/height
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but as you can see i went from a x24 ratio to 21 I'm also on stock cooling and running max speed through bios.
here is the info with everest 375
375
here is my bios pics 450
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I'm trying to make this post contain alot of info to get help and be taken serious as i have posted before with nothing and have not gotten help so please if you can help me please do
    
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look like my board does alot on "AUTO" for my i just changed my base clock and let it do it normal setting but i changed to "low vdroop" and this thing booted but now i need to get the temps while benching to come down. I'm good for idling but need to get off stock cooling.
Oh i forgot i followed this link here and did what he did http://www.overclock.net/t/62564/intel-cpu-stable-overclock-for-overclock-net/700#post_14950752
but i dont dare till i cool this thing down to try this http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1999731
    
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i know when i tried to run ooct with linpak my temps got too high for my comfort! im stock and know i need to replace the heatsink unit.
so i did a test a basic one as my temps r okish so here they r. this is my 3.2ghz vs my 4.0ghz overclock all test scores that r higher r the overclock
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You need to get better cooling. Until then you are just putting a risky strain on your CPU. 4Ghz is quite a big OC with these chips so the heat will always cause you problems with stock cooling.
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Any cooler but the intel stock one should help, I'm using a hyper 212+ and my chip gets to about 80C while running linX at 4.5 but it needs a lot of voltage to run that speed.
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post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post

Any cooler but the intel stock one should help, I'm using a hyper 212+ and my chip gets to about 80C while running linX at 4.5 but it needs a lot of voltage to run that speed.

i just got 4.3ghz but im only checking my email nothing big is loading im running a temp of 36C right now im just seeing what i can do i will be going water cooled soon i hope or make my friend buy me a cpu cool from tigerdirect http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2226637
    
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post #8 of 36
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than shut it off and go back to stock also would this be a good starter water cooling kit http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14183/ex-wat-182/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX360_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c83s137

is the a gtx 560ti water-block cheaper than 100 bucks. im going to buy a reference design card dont worry
    
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than shut it off and go back to stock also would this be a good starter water cooling kit http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14183/ex-wat-182/XSPC_Rasa_750_RX360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_w_RX360_Radiator_and_Free_Kill_Coil.html?tl=g30c83s137
is the a gtx 560ti water-block cheaper than 100 bucks. im going to buy a reference design card dont worry

yes, but if you only cooling the cpu i suggest you get the RX240kit instead of the RX360. you could even get the EX240kit just for ur cpu for $130 thumb.gif
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post #10 of 36
Honestly, having had watercooling on my i3. You don't need it to get the most out of that chip. It might be worth it for the 560ti though.
I'm not sure about the block for the 560ti but a universal GPU block would work too.
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