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post #1 of 14
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I've just ordered all my components. They will be arriving on Thursday. I will begin building at 7pm on that day ^__^

They are as follows:

C2D E6400
2x 1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz 4-4-4-12
Gigabyte 965P DS3
256MB XFX 7900GS
Zalman CNPS9500

Re-used:
X-Blade Case
450W PSU X___X
Audigy SE
19" Suyama monitor

I wanna take this baby up to at least 3.1GHz.
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
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200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #2 of 14
Yay!

Start saving for a new PSU. Especially if that's a generic one, you'll need it!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #3 of 14
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Yup. It's pretty generic ^_^

"VTK ATX Switching Power Supply" as it says.

Roll on Thursday!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
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200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
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200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #4 of 14
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Will be here soon! This is my first build and will be my first real OC. I'm gonna need some help ^^;
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
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200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #5 of 14
We will be sure to help you mate!

You will need a new PSU though as that ione is not going to do for Overclocking and you could fry your board and components
    
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Core2Duo E6600 @ 3.6GHz Asus P5N32-e SLI 680i ATI HIS HD2900XT 512Mb GeIL 2GB Ultra PC6400C4 | 4-4-4-12 @ 850MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250Gb WD [Raid 0]|400Gb Seagate 7200.10 Sony Sata Dual Layer DVD Writer Windows XP Pro 19" Asus WS (1440x900) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX620W Modular (50A) Thermaltake Armor "Extreme Edition" Razer Copperhead Chaos Green 
Mouse Pad
Icemat Original Clear 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250Gb WD [Raid 0]|400Gb Seagate 7200.10 Sony Sata Dual Layer DVD Writer Windows XP Pro 19" Asus WS (1440x900) 
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX620W Modular (50A) Thermaltake Armor "Extreme Edition" Razer Copperhead Chaos Green 
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Icemat Original Clear 
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post #6 of 14
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Oh, I'll definitely save for one then.

PROBLEM!

Ok, it took me 5 hours to set up. In the end I got my flatmate who's studying electronics and comp science to help me out.

I have just raised the FSB to 333MHz and Clock to 8x and I'm getting 55 celcius from core temp program.
I'm using a Zalman S9500 fan O_O

Any ideas, this seems way too hot...

Edit: That's 55C Idle.
C2D System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #7 of 14
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WELL...

I sorted out that temp issue kinda...

I added a lot more thermal grease and now I've overclocked 1GHz =P

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=145248

Now to see if this thing can go past 400FSB.

Any ideas about cooling?

I'm using a Zalman S9500 CPU Fan. I'm idling at 42C
C2D System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
WELL...

I sorted out that temp issue kinda...

I added a lot more thermal grease and now I've overclocked 1GHz =P

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=145253

Now to see if this thing can go past 400FSB.

Any ideas about cooling?

I'm using a Zalman S9500 CPU Fan. I'm idling at 42C...

Super Pi:
http://img133.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ntitledkw6.jpg
C2D System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #9 of 14
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8 hours stable with Orthos at 3.2GHz

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=145351

I'm going to try with CL4 timings.. If that fails then I'm heading on to +5 FSB.
C2D System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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C2D System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #10 of 14
The FSB increase probably will be better. Intel does not care too much about timings
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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