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I think i am ready to start to take overclocking a bit more serious. Until now i have only increased the multiplier. I have always left the voltage and other OC variables alone. I have been reading and reading and i think i am ready for the big leap. My issue is where to start. i have increased the NB Freq to 2400 and my multiplier to 19.5 to be at 3.9Mhz. I am stable here with prime95. i would like to go higher, but i am scared. I think it's time to start raising the voltage. there are quite a few voltage adjustments in my bios and i am not sure if i should start rauseing which one. I know to do the cpu volt, but i am nt sure if i should play with the others. I will list my hardware and the rest is below in "my rig".

MB = MSI NF980-G65
CPU = AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE (Deneb)
HDD = WD Velociraptor 450 (x2) raid 0
RAM = Corsair Dominator 4x2gb 1600

I have the CPU water cooled with a custom loop.

swiftech mcp655
EK HF waterblock
2x swiftech 220 w/ 1500rpm fans in push/pull

So i am looking for a push in the right direction as to overclocking. Thanks in advance for your posts
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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-edition-overclock-guide-raising-multiplier

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Second Intel Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 290 (2) 16 / 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 10 64 28 2160 
PowerCase
850 540 
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Second Intel Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 290 (2) 16 / 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 10 64 28 2160 
PowerCase
850 540 
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Hold on there, buddy.  You should probably realize that the board you are using is known for VRM failure when attempting to overclock 125W TDP processors (see the "About VRMs & MOSFETs" link in my sig for full documentation as well as explanation of why this is an important thing to consider).

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