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Alright, I've got the timings down to 2.5-3-3-8.

What is the highest voltage can the RAM take without the chance of damaging it?

Even with the DDR 333, it is still hard to lower the timings very far, and I get loss of performance at DDR266 (I think thats the next step down). I've had to reset the CMOS like 5-6 times trying different timings... and the jumper is in the most odd position... right under the tail of my video card.
    
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post #182 of 226
3.0V is probably the highest you wanna go. OCZ actually limits their DDR RAM up to 3.0V and if you fry it at that voltage, your warranty is still valid.
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post #183 of 226
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I think I'll keep everything where it is until I get better cooling. Be it better air cooling or WC.

Final Temps = 40°C Idle 50°C Load
    
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Well well well I'm out of debt to my mom, and I'm up ~$25

I think I should plan on the Video Card next. What do you guys think? Either that or better cooling for CPU and/or different case fans (I hate the stock ones...).
    
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Well well well I'm out of debt to my mom, and I'm up ~$25

I think I should plan on the Video Card next. What do you guys think? Either that or better cooling for CPU and/or different case fans (I hate the stock ones...).
Definitely the video card. I believe that you will see the biggest performance gain if you switch. Consider getting a DX10 card since the implementation of it is upon us and it will save you an upgrade cycle. 8600Ultra or something like that should do you well(when it comes out of course)
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post #186 of 226
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right under the tail of my video card.
What you need is a Easy CMOS Clear Jumper

A 8600Gt would do you nicely when they come out
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post #187 of 226
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Yea, it will probably be either the 8600GT or Ultra, and/or another stick of RAM

Yay for upgradeability!
    
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post #188 of 226
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Hmm... been looking around for a link to the other GeForce 8-Series cards, but I can't seem to find it...


Or you can help me with the specs of the 8600GT or Ultra



Nevermind Found on the inquirer(sp?)
    
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Hmm... been looking around for a link to the other GeForce 8-Series cards, but I can't seem to find it...


Or you can help me with the specs of the 8600GT or Ultra



Nevermind Found on the inquirer(sp?)
Inquirer isn't known for its accuracy when it comes to tech news, but there are some price lists and possible release dates posted somewhere in the forum... grab the fastest 8600 you can though and OC it!
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8600s aren't released yet
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