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post #1 of 4
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I've never oc'd before but I want to try. I'm using stock cooling on an e6850.
It's also my first PC build.

My system is...
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX86S256H GeForce 8600GTS 256MB
Power Supply:APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 680W Power
Supply
Ram: Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
(x2, 4 gb total)
OS: Vista Premium 32bit

What are the chances that I completely screw up and ruin my computer? And how long does it shorten the life? (I am planning to keep it for 1.5-2 years then upgrading to wolfdale or yorkfield, p35 motherboard supports them I think). I've heard people talk about G0 stepping that makes the e6850 cooler to, is this true?

So are there any good guides for overclocking? And how high do you think I can get my processor?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 320gb LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium 19" 
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post #2 of 4
If you plan on overclocking you should probably replace the stock cooler with something better.

So long as you do your research first,are confident you understand what you're doing and don't try to push too far too fast there's little danger of ruining your rig.
    
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As long as you dont overvolt your memory (keep at 2.0-2.1v) or your CPU (stock is up to 1.325v, but it is not recommended to go over 1.45v on air) you should at worst have to reinstall the OS. Also, go to the downloads thread and grab Coretemp, CPU-Z, Orthos (or OCCT) and use them when you OC to check temps, verify your OC results and to stress the system to check for CPU stability repectively. It is also a good idea to test temps when Orthos is running, known as load. That way you can find the max temp the CPU is running at. As for whether the CPU will run cooler as a G0 stepping, I've read that the TCASE max temps were increased by 10°C.

edit: Yes, get a new cooler.
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post #4 of 4
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I guess I might not go with overclocking until it becomes necessary. I don't have the time or the budget to order another part.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6850 GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 Gigabyte 8600gts Patriot eXtreme Performance 4gb ddr2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 320gb LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Some compaq one I found by the side of the road APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 680W XG Viper 2 Microsoft C6W-00001 Silver 
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e6850 GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 Gigabyte 8600gts Patriot eXtreme Performance 4gb ddr2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.10 320gb LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Some compaq one I found by the side of the road APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 680W XG Viper 2 Microsoft C6W-00001 Silver 
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