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Of course, 3Ghz is a great overclock. But I've got plenty of thermal headroom. Right now my temps are 26C idle and 47C load. It seems like 3Ghz is my maximum overclock, but I know there's more variables that can be changed to allow more overclocking. My RAM timings are pretty loose, and my multiplier will not exceed x9.5. For 3.2Ghz, I'd need an FSB of 337. Should I increase my voltage even more to achieve 3.2Ghz, or should I change drive strengths? I hear that adjusting drive strengths can help overclocking, but I don't understand them...
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Of course, 3Ghz is a great overclock. But I've got plenty of thermal headroom. Right now my temps are 26C idle and 47C load. It seems like 3Ghz is my maximum overclock, but I know there's more variables that can be changed to allow more overclocking. My RAM timings are pretty loose, and my multiplier will not exceed x9.5. For 3.2Ghz, I'd need an FSB of 337. Should I increase my voltage even more to achieve 3.2Ghz, or should I change drive strengths? I hear that adjusting drive strengths can help overclocking, but I don't understand them...
Meh. What a question.

Sure, why not?
    
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Meh. What a question.

Sure, why not?

I dunno. I feel like I might be in over my head, though I don't see how I could be.
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I dunno. I feel like I might be in over my head, though I don't see how I could be.
You've gone this far already; what's a few more hundred MHz?

Your call all the way (in answer to your original question).
    
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You've gone this far already; what's a few more hundred MHz?

Your call all the way (in answer to your original question).
Hm...well, what do drive strengths do? What do they affect? And do they really help my overclock?
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yea go for it.. Let hope it doesnt blow up >.<..
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yea go for it.. Let hope it doesnt blow up >.<..


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lol..haha
it's random
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Alright, I just thought of some ideas. I'm shooting for 3.2Ghz! Wish me luck.
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Alright, I just thought of some ideas. I'm shooting for 3.2Ghz! Wish me luck.
    
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