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Hi everybody . I'm sorry if my english bad, since i'm comin from Indonesia.
I'm running Intel P4 2.40C mPGA 478 (OC to 3.30GHz) with Asus P4P800 Mobo with the latest BIOS. I tried to OC my system to 3.50GHz with 1.600V voltage but it won't run at all. The highest clock I got was 3.42GHz (with some application not working).

Could anybody tell me what is wrong? I'm afraid that my processor won't run because of the heat (3.50GHz idle temp 48 Celsius) Please check my system details.
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ira-K always recommends good stuff.
so i hereby direct you to one of his posts:
http://www.overclock.net/2278943-post4.html
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I got 1, here you go:

www.petrastechshop.com has some really nice preassembled watercooling kits for sale, that will include everything you will need to setup.
Petra's Water Cooling Kits


If you want to build one piece by piece, here are some good parts for a good custom watercooling setup(may I suggest the following):

Pumps:
Laing D5 Vario/Swiftech MCP655 Inline 12V DC Pump
OR
Laing D5 Basic/Swiftech MCP655-B Inline 12V DC Pump
OR
Laing DDC w/ Petra'sTech DDCT-01s Top Combo


Radiator:
(These following rads are best used with some high CMF fans because they are thick):
Black Ice GTX Gen Two Xtreme 240 Highest Peformance Radiator
OR if your on a tight budget, this rad:
Black Ice Pro II Compact High Peformance Radiator
OR
Black Ice Xtreme 2 High Peformance Radiator

(These following rads are best used with some lower CMF fans because they are thinner and have a less dense cooling fin structure):
ThermoChill PA120.2 Dual 120mm Radiator
(the thermochill is thick, but it seems to perform well with both high and low CMF fans)
Swiftech Radiator - MCR220 Quiet Power Series Dual 120 mm

NOTE: These are the 2x120mm size radiator, they also come in 1x120mm, 2x120mm, 3x120mm and the Hw Labs make 4x120mm radiator sizes.

Fans:
High CMF fans will always get you better temps with thick rads.
So if you dont mind noise go with these:
Panaflo 120mm x 38mm FBA12G12M-1J Medium Speed Hydro Wave Bearing 3pin Case Fan (86.5 CFM/35 dBA)
Sunon 120mm x 38mm KDE1212PMB3-6A Double Ball Bearing 4pin Case Fan (108 CFM/42 dBA)
If you like your PC silent, go with these:
Yate Loon 120mm D12SL-12 Case Fan - Black (47 CFM, 28 dBA)
(Cheap, perform well and are quite!! got to love Loons!)

CPU block:
D-TEK FuZion Universal CPU Waterblock
OR
Swiftech Apogee GT Universal Waterblock
OR
A custom made waterblock, milled by hand by Fred a member here on this very WCing forum. You can reach him at his site here:
Stinger Waterblocks


GPU nVIDIA 8800 series:
For you GPU, there are 2 options, a full coverage block that covers everything including the RAM, or one that just covers the GPU core and cools the other parts with passive cooling:
(personally i prefer full coverage but results show that just the core one gives you better temps)
Full coverage:
EK-FC8800GTX Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 GTX
EK-FC8800GTS Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 GTS
OR
Swiftech Stealth Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 Series
OR
Danger Den - 8800GTX
Danger Den - 8800GTS

OR

Just GPU core coverage for the GTX/GTS:
Swiftech MCW60 GPU Waterblock w/ G80 Adapter Plate (Retail Edition)
OR the combo one with the ramsinks included:
Swiftech MCW60 GPU Waterblock w/ MC14 Ramsinks

Tubing:
1/2" ID (3/4" OD) Tygon R-3603 Laboratory-Grade Tubing
/16" ID (5/8" OD) Tygon R-3603 Laboratory-Grade Tubing
AND
1/2" ID (3/4" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing
7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing

With all that bending of tubing in your PC you are bound to form what they call "kinks". Which is when the tubing gives way and collapses to for a very tight bend, these are bad as they restrict the flow and can cause your pump to over work itself.
Thicker OD of the tubing is known to kink less since the walls are thicker.
But if your still having problems here is a good solution:
Swiftech SmartCoils 625 (for 5/8" OD Tubing) - UV Ocean Blue
(Comes in other colors as well)

Some people say the 7/16"ID is easier to work with as its thinner than the 1/2"ID.
Personally i picked the 1/2"ID, just to have the largest.

As tygon is more flexable, but also much more expensive than Masterkleer, i suggest you use Tygon for the tight curves you will need in you system, and the cheaper Masterkleer for the straight parts of your loop.
At tygon at about $3.25 per foot and Masterkleer at $.75 per foot it will save you some costs that way.

A radbox:
Swiftech MCB-120 "Radbox" Radiator/Fan Housing Rev. 2 - Black
You will need one of these to mount your radiator at the back of your case.

A "T" Line or reservoir: (OR both)
Now you can use what they call a "T" line or a reservoir in your watercooling loop.
Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Hi-Flo Reservoir
EK-RES150 Multi-Option Reservoir
The EK and Swiftech reservoir are just 2 of the more famous ones, there are many good reservoirs out there, you just have to pick one that suits your liking, they all share the same purpose, which is just holding some coolant to feed your pump, not much complications there.
OR
For a "T" line you will need 2 parts:
1/2" OD T-Fitting (for 1/2" and 7/16" ID Tubing)
and
Danger Den Delrin FillPort They come in different colors.Blue,black,brass,etc.

Other miscellaneous stuff that you will need and make your build easier and more secure include:
Stainless Steel Worm-Drive Hose Clamp
PTFE Thread Tape
Danger Den Filling Syringe


Coolant:
For coolant there are many choices you can go with, look up some idea's on the forums.
Pure distilled water with 0% addatives will give you the best temperatures.
For much more detailed info you can go here:
Coolant Ideas
Personally i like this:
UV Reactive Pentosin G11 Coolant Additive (Blue)
You will also need a biocide to kill some evil algae growth in your system.I use this:
Petra'sTech "PT_Nuke" Concentrated Biocide

I really like www.petrastechshop.com
I order from them all the time, they have great stuff and some excellent customer service.

Some more good shops to buy watercooling parts can be found here:
Stores to buy watercooling gear

Some good links to read and get you started:

Water Cooling - In English

Water Cooling Guide

Assembling your Custom Watercooling

Choosing The Best Pump for Your WaterCooling System

Guide To WaterCooling and Leak Testing

The Beginners Watercooling FAQ


For examples on "T" lines and all that take a look at My Rig in my sig bellow to see some nice pics.
Or
Look at some pics of our watercooling setups of the people in this forum posted here:
WaterCooling Pics
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Indonesia!!!

cool, get some Black Ice Xtreme rads, they are mad in Malaysia, im sure you can get them vheap there
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ive been wondering, did you store that post to a text file and just copy/paste it whenever someone asks something like Ceasar here did?
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Here is a guide that would be better then air...You might be able to find the parts easier there...If you can find a Laing D5 pump I would get one instead of the one listed....


...Snerps Cheap WC'ing Guide
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