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Hi again, I've received help from this forum previously when I first oc'd my i7. That was also my first ever CPU OC. I've gained a bit of experience since then but have become rather rusty. I reset my CPU once I realized nothing I was doing warranted the extra strain on my processor . Then, Planetside 2 came along. With my current system, 16GB RAM, 2x GTX 580s, and my stock 950 I run the game at around 80fps when not in an area of significant action. However, when engaged in a large battle my frames can drop to around 30. The numbers are around the same at ultra and low graphical settings and the in-game monitor shows my CPU as the bottleneck. My first attempt gave me a boost of 60 mhz (3.06-3.66) with a full load temp in the mid 90's. However, a few days ago I reseat my processor and found I had used way to much thermal paste, after reapplication my idle temps dropped 3-5 degrees. I feel I can do much better now. Below are my stock idle and stress numbers using Prime95. I feel this gives me a decent 20* window to work with. I've found this community to be very kind and helpful and would greatly appreciate it if anyone could assist me, perhaps by providing stable numbers to start with. Thank you- Tom V.

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Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz Asus Sabertooth X85 EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (P... G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 120GB 2.5" (SSD) Windows 7 HP 64bit 24" Acer GD235HZ Nvidia 3D Vision Ready 
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COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000W ATX12V COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper 
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The Beast 3
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Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz Asus Sabertooth X85 EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (P... G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 120GB 2.5" (SSD) Windows 7 HP 64bit 24" Acer GD235HZ Nvidia 3D Vision Ready 
PowerCase
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000W ATX12V COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper 
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