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I built this rig back in 2009 and recently added 6 more gigs of GK Skill RAM. I would like to understand better how to overclock my rig and was wondering if there was a guide for the Rampage 2 Extreme with a i7 965 Extreme out there some where??

I have just used the motherboards built-in Extreme Tweaker to automatically OC it to 4.0ghz-Crazy with no problems the past few years. It Levels Up everything for me. Most of the guides that I see here don't use this feature to get to 4ghz and explain how to OC manually for an i7 920.

Also, I recently added 6gb of GK Skill 1600 RAM to my existing 6gb of Corsair 1866 RAM. Does the motherboard use both 1600 and 1866 for each set of memory, or do they all use the same speed ie 1600?

I have looked into liquid cooling, but have read several reviews that really liked my Noctua air cooler. So, I am also wondering if I would need to change my cooling as well.


System
MB - Asus Rampage 2 Extreme
CPU: i7 965 Extreme Edition 3.2ghz (multiplier unlocked) 6.4GT
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P
12GB RAM: ----
Triple-Channel Corsair Dominator 6GB(3x2GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Timing 9-9-9-24 Cas Latency 9 Voltage 1.65V
Triple-Channel GKSkill 6GB(3x2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Timing 9-9-9-24 Cas Latency 9 Voltage 1.5V – 1.6V
Video: nVidia GTX 660TI 3gb
HDD 1: WD VelociRaptor SATA 300gb 16mb Cache
HDD 2: WD VelociRaptor SATA 300gb 16mb Cache
PSU: Corsair 850watt CMPSU-850TX
Monitor: 3x Asus 27" LED LCD & 1x 27" Hannspree Touchscreen
OS: Windows 7 x64



I really wish I had a friend locally, or even someone who I could pay to come over and explain all this stuff to me. (somebody should start this business!) I have read some about oc'ing over the years, but it's a lot to get into.. I live in Columbus, Ohio btw.. smile.gif

Thx,
Snacko