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Hey everyone! I'm new to the forums and I'm certainly new to overclocking. I've just recently built a C2D 8400 rig and is in the midst of overclocking it slightly. I'm thinking of just going to 3.5~3.6Ghz and I've read in many places that the 8400 will easily do that. I hope to learn lots from OCN
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Welcom to OCN. Enjoy your stay here.
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Oh hey!!! Welcome to OCN. Pack your bags you won't move for a while. Once you get sucked in you don't come out.

This is OCN!!!!
 
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post #4 of 9
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Yeah! I'm pretty sure I'll be on OCN quite a lot. I have a quick question. The other night, I was trying to OC my 8400 for the first time and I simply just did 3.6GHz (400x9) and it booted stable. However, when I opened CPU-Z, all it said was 3600MHz and nothing about the FSB and the Multiplier. This isn't normal is it?
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Welcome to OCN!
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Welcome to OCN!!!
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post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tankman12 View Post
You might want to post your questions in the appropriate sub-forums. Here ya go, http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/


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thanks!
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes
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(2)7200.11 500GB (Raid 0), 7200.11 750GB LG-GH20LS10 Windows Vista Ultimate LG 22" LCD 
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