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Hey guys!

I am a complete newbie when it comes to overclocking - and are having some trouble focring my brain to learn how to properly do it....
Because of this I was wondering if you could help me out to get a stable gaming rig, nothing extreme, but at the same time pulling a decent potential out of the old brick wink.gif

Some of the components are getting rather old i reckon, but it does the job for most games I play (RiFT, SWTOR, WoW, MassEffect 2, Heroes of Newerth, Terraria, etc.. you get the idea;)

Specs:

Asus Rampage II Extreme LGA 775
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2,4 GHz stock)
Corsair Vengeance C8 PC3-12800 1600 MHz (SPD 9-9-9-24) (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8)
Corsair 600W CPU
Asus ATI Radeon HD6050 (flashed to HD6970)

At stock, the Rampage doesnt want to run the RAM at 1600 MHz, and any attempt to automatically overclock using profiles and such in bios makes my computer freeze at random times (can be 2 seconds, can be 5 minutes of just "windowsing".

So at stock, the RAM runs at 533.3 MHz with a FSB:DRAM ratio of 1:2 (running at 1066 MHz, with 8-9-9-24 2T timings)

Any tips on how to get the most out of my system? I kinda feel that even tho the CPU is getting kinda old, it packs somewhat a punch still. But the downside is that I don't feel that the RAM is running optimal.

I have successfully clocked the computer using Asus Profiles to 3,2 GHz, stable, but RAM isn't remotely close to 1600 MHz.


Thanks in advance
-SgtCyrex

(oh, by the way - if you need any pictures of let's say CPU-z jsut ask, and i'll get what you want smile.gif
Edited by SgtCyrex - 2/7/12 at 1:35pm
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LG FLATRON W2363D MiST 500W Fractal Design 
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