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A little help with overclocking

post #1 of 6
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hi, i just got a new computer for christmas and am new to overclocking. and i was wondering if any of you guys could tell me what the best ways are to configure my system to get the maximum out of it and if it is worth to overclock.
thank you very much.
Dell XPS M1530
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Di Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Di Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
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Tuxedo Black 
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post #2 of 6
Is this a pre-built one? HP, Dell etc..?
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Q9550 EVGA 780SLi EVGA GTX285SSC 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 
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150GB Velociraptor x2 - RAID0 2 - Samsung Write Master's Window 7 64-bit 750 Watt OCZ 60 AMPs on +12v 
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150GB Velociraptor x2 - RAID0 2 - Samsung Write Master's Window 7 64-bit 750 Watt OCZ 60 AMPs on +12v 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
no i bought all of the parts from newegg and built it together myself
Dell XPS M1530
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Di Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) Windows Vista Full Hi Definition, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LC 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 
Case
Tuxedo Black 
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Dell XPS M1530
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Di Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
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Case
Tuxedo Black 
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post #4 of 6
Do you know what stepping the cpu is? It should say on the top of it.
Desktop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 EVGA 780SLi EVGA GTX285SSC 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
150GB Velociraptor x2 - RAID0 2 - Samsung Write Master's Window 7 64-bit 750 Watt OCZ 60 AMPs on +12v 
CaseMouse
LIAN LI PC-V2110B Black Logitech G3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 EVGA 780SLi EVGA GTX285SSC 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
150GB Velociraptor x2 - RAID0 2 - Samsung Write Master's Window 7 64-bit 750 Watt OCZ 60 AMPs on +12v 
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LIAN LI PC-V2110B Black Logitech G3 
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post #5 of 6
Also, this is a great place to start. Let us know if you have any more questions.

Ultimate Overclocking Guide.
Desktop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 EVGA 780SLi EVGA GTX285SSC 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
150GB Velociraptor x2 - RAID0 2 - Samsung Write Master's Window 7 64-bit 750 Watt OCZ 60 AMPs on +12v 
CaseMouse
LIAN LI PC-V2110B Black Logitech G3 
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Desktop
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 EVGA 780SLi EVGA GTX285SSC 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
150GB Velociraptor x2 - RAID0 2 - Samsung Write Master's Window 7 64-bit 750 Watt OCZ 60 AMPs on +12v 
CaseMouse
LIAN LI PC-V2110B Black Logitech G3 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Dell XPS M1530
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Di Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) Windows Vista Full Hi Definition, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LC 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 
Case
Tuxedo Black 
  hide details  
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Dell XPS M1530
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Di Size: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) Windows Vista Full Hi Definition, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LC 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 
Case
Tuxedo Black 
  hide details  
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