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I just built myself a new C2D system with the following...

- Intel Core 2 Extreme x6800
- Zalman 9700
- Memory:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168
- Mobo: EVGA 680i
- EVGA 8800GTX
- PSU: Tagan 1100w
- Antec 900 Case

Obviously I need to OC this thing. However it will be my first time.

I been reading around a bunch of different forums and have found alot of good information, but it is hard to find 680i info atm.

Really what I am looking for is information on what kind of numbers I should expect to aim for.

Also from my reading I have read two different things. One topic covered how with the x6800 you could lower the 6x multiplier and jack up the FSB alot, and in another how I should lower the multipler to 10x and step up the FSB from there.

If anything I am left a bit confused.

Also I am pretty comfortable with the CPU OCing overall in terms of understanding, but when it comes to memory I have to take a step back.

How should I approach the memory as I OC my CPU. I have seen things from lowering the memory FSB, raising the memory FSB, raising the timings, lowering the timings, etc. Think I have seen every combo done somewhere. So confused again.

Would 1:1 forced ratio be the way to go for me? If not hopefully someone out here can explain it a little better, or tell me what I should be doing with my setup.

Thanks!

Edit: Just to add, I am familiar with alot of the terminology because I have read alot. This little book has helped a bunch and I recommend it for people new to OCing in general to read: http://www.nvidia.com/docs/CP/45121/...erclocking.pdf
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Great find!!!
I would guess the linkey won't last too long though.
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Already printed out a few!
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Cant really help you with OCing, however great find on the guide as it will help me a lot. But basically jack up the fsb and increase the voltage if necessary
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OMG great find
    
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rofl nice
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downloaded (unofficially ofcourse )
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post #8 of 16
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Just got the machine built and am currently formating / installing windows.

CPU in bios is running at 21C. I am going to try to shoot for around 450x8 (3.6).

I will keep you updated on how it goes.
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Good Luck!
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html

that there is a very good guide of how to oc
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