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What do u need to overclock?

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yer so i was wondering what exactly do you need to be able to push your system to the absolute limit?
    
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A better motherboard than that?
    
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Hi Ghostman. You will need programs that will monitor your hardware such as CPUZ and CoreTemp. That is what I used. You will need to familiarize yourself with the BIOS of your motherboard. You will need a lot of patience. A lot of testing, which could be done with Orthos or Prime95. You might also want to include MemTest. There are other things that could be added as well.
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Along with dleccord's suggestions:

A good overclocking motherboard, RAM rated for overclocking, aftermarket CPU cooler, and aftermarket thermal paste(such as Arctic Cooling MX-2, or the popular AS5).
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Good motherboard, CPU and RAM, along with awsome cooling and patience.
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Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
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Windows 7 Pro x64 ASUS VH242H 23.6" Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Antec Neo Eco 620 
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Don't forget you need luck too
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