Originally Posted by rdl2
Hi all - I'm new to overclocking, so I've been trying to do as much research as I can based on what everyone's said so far on OCing. I'm planning to get an E6850 for my next build. I'd like to get at least 3.4GHz+ out of it with the stock cooler (unless you think I should get an aftermarket). Here are some quick specs:
Stock Intel cooler
2GB A-DATA PC2-6400 5-5-5-18 1.8V
CORSAIR 520W PS (CMPSU-520HX)
I'm open to any suggestions on settings, or if I should be using memory with different timings, etc. Thanks!!
Is there any reason you want to stay with the std cooler?
You could pick up a good zalman 9500 or 9700 cheap.
Stock cooler will ahndle 3.4ghz no doubt but I would still get another cooler.
I dont know anything about that Gigabyte board but someone else here might.