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Hey all,
I'm new here and just have a couple of questions.
I built this pc not really for oc'ing but for performance.

Im wondering what would be the best way to get the max out of my e6600 and my 8800gtx?

My GPU and CPU are both water cooled and the temps with one rad are okay. The cpu is around 34C and the gpu about 36C. I've bought a Black Ice Pro III rad that is 3x120mm. Instead of this 1x120mm. So I should get some better temps. This rad will be mounted out-side instead of inside like this one is.

I've used the asus ai booster or whatever its called and only got it 5% more i dont know if the program works or not because it freezes and gets errors. So there must be another way right?

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Do not use the AI booster, or any overclocking software for that matter. The safest and most reliable way to do it is through the BIOS. http://www.overclock.net/overclock.p...uide-intel.htm is an excellent tutorial on Intel overclocking in the FAQ section that explains in detail how to overclock through BIOS.
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Do not use the AI booster, or any overclocking software for that matter. The safest and most reliable way to do it is through the BIOS. There is an excellent tutorial on Intel overclocking in the FAQ section that explains in detail how to overclock through BIOS, I'll link to it as soon as I find it.
ok thanks mate

edit:
http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...0i_SLI/?page=4
I used all those settings and got to 3.0 at 40C Im not even sure those are the right settings :|.
When I bought my ram it said: Patriot Signature Line 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL5 240PIN Memory Dual Channel DIMM Kit.

Are the settings okay? Should I go higher ? (if its right)

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is 40c your idle temp? If so that is waaay to hot for 3.0 Ghz, especially on liquid cooling. You may want to check your system and possibly reseat the water block, or ask a question in the water cooling forum to make sure the hardware you got will push water adequately, as I have 0 experience with water cooling personally. But something is wrong, 40 is way to high for a 6600 at 3.0, if of course that is an idle temp.
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is 40c your idle temp? If so that is waaay to hot for 3.0 Ghz, especially on liquid cooling. You may want to check your system and possibly reseat the water block, or ask a question in the water cooling forum to make sure the hardware you got will push water adequately, as I have 0 experience with water cooling personally. But something is wrong, 40 is way to high for a 6600 at 3.0, if of course that is an idle temp.
aye its idle. I think its because of the rad atm. Ive gotten a new one and will connect it tomorrow. Because right now its only a 8800gtx and a e6600 on a single 120mm rad...

but are my settings correct? what would i add to make it higher and is there a point ?

Edit: seems im out of thermal compound, recommend anything good?
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get your cooling first off dont do any o/c till your temps are down,yeah go to the water cooling sec,they will help,ps this isnt a pre built one is it?
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get your cooling first off dont do any o/c till your temps are down,yeah go to the water cooling sec,they will help,ps this isnt a pre built one is it?

The computer? Nope assembled it my self. If your talking about the Water Cooling, I did purchase the bigwater se, turned out to be **** so I replaced all the parts with Danger Den and a few other brands like Swiftech.
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Here's a few pointers for starters, for variables that you need to change in your BIOS;

Disable all CPU features such as C1E, EIST, Execute Diable BIT, Virtualisation Technology, Internal Thermal Control, etc

Disable all Spread Spectrum options

Raise your FSB from 1066Mhz to 1333Mhz.

Unlink your RAM and set it to 800Mhz

Raise CPU vCore to 1.4v or 1.425v

Raise NorthBridge voltage to 1.4v

Set SouthBridge voltage to 1.5v

Set HT 1.2 Voltage to 1.3v

Raise VTT voltage to 1.55v

That should get you good for 3.0Ghz without even trying. From there its a simple case of raiseing FSB further, and then CPU and MCH (NorthBridge) vCore, whilst monitoring your temperatures and stress testing.
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aye its idle. I think its because of the rad atm. Ive gotten a new one and will connect it tomorrow. Because right now its only a 8800gtx and a e6600 on a single 120mm rad...

but are my settings correct? what would i add to make it higher and is there a point ?

Edit: seems im out of thermal compound, recommend anything good?
If you are referring to the memory timings, and you set yours to 4-4-4-15 2T and it passes MEMTEST then you are fine. I think most DDR2 CAS5 ram is 5-5-5-15 2T. But that doesnt mean you cant tighten up (lower) the timings. I've got mine which are rated at 4-4-4-12 2T running 4-3-3-7 1T. To be honest, I dont see a difference from stock. I know the 680i boads can do 1T, but I had the same 650i ASUS board and it would not run stable unless the memory was 5-5-5-15 2T.

As for the thermal compound recommendation, I would get Arctic Silver 5.

If you are goint to OC, you will need to run some tests using Orthos, MEMTEST and CPU-Z as a minimum. They can be downloaded here.

Good luck!
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Thanks for the help guys, when I get my new parts in and see how the temps go with the new things, I'll post back.

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