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Squeezing the old rig before the new build

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Got a 5 yr old rig, P4 2.53, Asus P4PE 1GB Corsair PC2700 RAM, 2 WD Raptor 36GB HDDs and a Nvidia Ti4200 G4

I wanna squeeze as much out as I can before I build a new rig. Last night I bumped up the FSB till I hit about 3.1GHz then the machine would not boot. So I upped the VCore a notch, then another, and got it to boot. Problem is, the processor got up to about 54c. I reset everything and pulled my Intel HS and cleaned the old parafin off and put some Arctic Silver on and tonight Im gonna push it again.

As far as OCing, thats about as far as I have ever gone. My machine has always rocked as far as the apps (CS3, FS and the like) I run, but I want more POWER now
My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 2.53 Northwood ASUS P4PE Geforce4 Ti 4200 AGP8X 1Gb Corsair PC2700 166hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 36Gb (2); WD Caviar 80 GB; Segate 300GB Lite On SOHW-1633s XP Pro sp2 Viewsonic g71f+ 
PowerCase
Antek 430w Antek Performance One 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 2.53 Northwood ASUS P4PE Geforce4 Ti 4200 AGP8X 1Gb Corsair PC2700 166hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 36Gb (2); WD Caviar 80 GB; Segate 300GB Lite On SOHW-1633s XP Pro sp2 Viewsonic g71f+ 
PowerCase
Antek 430w Antek Performance One 
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welcome
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6420 @3.2Ghz P5W DH Deluxe >< 2x 1GB OCZ Special OPs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
200GB/500GB/40GB Samsung Writemaster + LiteOn DVD-Rom Vista Ultimate 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek |Entry level gaming| OCZ StealthXStream 600W CoolerMaster Cavalier Typhoon office mouse 
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Black 
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C2D E6420 @3.2Ghz P5W DH Deluxe >< 2x 1GB OCZ Special OPs 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
200GB/500GB/40GB Samsung Writemaster + LiteOn DVD-Rom Vista Ultimate 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek |Entry level gaming| OCZ StealthXStream 600W CoolerMaster Cavalier Typhoon office mouse 
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Black 
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welcome to OCN. Please fill in your system specs.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 EVGA 790i Ultra Sli 775 Visiontek 4870x2 OCZ Fatal1ty Edition DDR3 8GB (2 x 2GB)x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor X 150GB;2x WD 200GB;WD 250GB;WD 36GB Raptor Windows Vista™ Ultimate x64 Acer 24" LCD Logitech G15 Keyboard 
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Enermax Galaxy 1000W Lian Li Cube Case (Modded Big Time) Logitech G5 Mouse Bf2142 Edition Desk 
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Q9550 EVGA 790i Ultra Sli 775 Visiontek 4870x2 OCZ Fatal1ty Edition DDR3 8GB (2 x 2GB)x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor X 150GB;2x WD 200GB;WD 250GB;WD 36GB Raptor Windows Vista™ Ultimate x64 Acer 24" LCD Logitech G15 Keyboard 
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Enermax Galaxy 1000W Lian Li Cube Case (Modded Big Time) Logitech G5 Mouse Bf2142 Edition Desk 
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Thread Starter 
Done.
My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 2.53 Northwood ASUS P4PE Geforce4 Ti 4200 AGP8X 1Gb Corsair PC2700 166hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 36Gb (2); WD Caviar 80 GB; Segate 300GB Lite On SOHW-1633s XP Pro sp2 Viewsonic g71f+ 
PowerCase
Antek 430w Antek Performance One 
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My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P4 2.53 Northwood ASUS P4PE Geforce4 Ti 4200 AGP8X 1Gb Corsair PC2700 166hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 36Gb (2); WD Caviar 80 GB; Segate 300GB Lite On SOHW-1633s XP Pro sp2 Viewsonic g71f+ 
PowerCase
Antek 430w Antek Performance One 
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post #5 of 7
Squeezing your computer can lead to hardware failure.

Now get some of that silvery tube stuff that goes on the dryer and hook one end to the AC vent in your room and push the other end into a 80mm fan hole. Viola instant 10-15Cº drop.

EDIT: BTW I'm a huge dune fan.
Mira
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2400S ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 AMD Radeon R9 390 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB Western Digital WD50000LPLX LG BR/DVD/CD Burner Air Nation 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Home RCA 32" 1080p RCA 32" 1080p LG 32" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator II Ultra 1000w PC Voodoo Rage Cooler Master Devastator II 
Mouse Pad
Custom 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 EP45-UD3L ATI Radeon HD 6950 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Western Digital LiteON DVD+-RW ArcticCooling CPU | 4x 80mm Case Fans Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 46" + LG 32" Logitech G15 Silverstone ST60F 600W VoodooPC Rage D:100 
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Logitech VX Revolution Vera Wang AltecLansing 5.1 300W Surround 
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R a z a N e u n
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2400S ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 AMD Radeon R9 390 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB Western Digital WD50000LPLX LG BR/DVD/CD Burner Air Nation 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Home RCA 32" 1080p RCA 32" 1080p LG 32" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator II Ultra 1000w PC Voodoo Rage Cooler Master Devastator II 
Mouse Pad
Custom 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 EP45-UD3L ATI Radeon HD 6950 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Western Digital LiteON DVD+-RW ArcticCooling CPU | 4x 80mm Case Fans Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 46" + LG 32" Logitech G15 Silverstone ST60F 600W VoodooPC Rage D:100 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech VX Revolution Vera Wang AltecLansing 5.1 300W Surround 
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Rosso Illuminato
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 955 Asrock 790 4870 1 gb XMS  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 tb dvd rw 7 premium Samsung Syncmaster T200 
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Dell Corsair TX650 Antec 300-R Logitech generic crap 
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X4 955 Asrock 790 4870 1 gb XMS  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5 tb dvd rw 7 premium Samsung Syncmaster T200 
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AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
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