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Hi guys. Im curious about a few things and if someone could help me id appreciate it alot. My CPU run really hot for some reason, 40-50 while idle and 60 + with orthos. First question is should i bother overclocking before i get a new cooling system? 2nd, Whats are some good cooling solutions i can use to help my cause, that arn't to hard to install.
Other than that i have 1 last question. When overclocking, when people talk about 1:1 ratio with the RAM, and the timeing or what ever like 6-3-3-2.. what does this do / mean?

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OK DONT overclock with those temps WAIT.

Reseating the HSF and reapplying some AS5 should help if this does not look into some Zalaman Coolers, CU900f or something like that.
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Definitely hold off on overclocking until you improve your cooling. I made a suggestion for a good, easy to install cooler in your other thread.

The RAM ratio is the frequency of the CPU to the frequency of the RAM, expressed at 1:1, 1:2, etc. While 1:1 often provides the best results, many systems can see a performance increase by running a divider the favors the RAM. RAM timings are, more or less, how responsive the RAM is to the system with lower number being better. Take a read through the Intel overclocking guide the and RAM 101 guide for more info.
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ok thanks alot guys. But Ace, what is reseating the hsf, and the other thing you said? And how would i go about doing it?
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AS5 = Arctic Silver 5, which is pretty much the most popular thermal compound out there. It fills in all of the microscopic grooves on your heatsink and processor for better thermal conductivity.
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