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E8500 on 680i - need help with OCing

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Just got my new E8500, and now running on EVGA 680i P32 BIOS.

Rest of system comprised of 9800 GX2 Quad SLI (which I also need to OC, RivaTuner suggested?), 2 Gb DDR 2 OCZ Reaper 1066 Mhz 5-5-5-15-2T (which for the love of me never booted at more than 800 Mhz), Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W, all in a Thermaltake Armour Plus.

Now, my question is: can you please suggest what settings to pump at the E8500 to see if I can reach 4 GHz +? Running on a Zalman 9700 NT or Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, still undecided.

Any ideas as regards appropriate vcore, FSB settings and voltages, mem timings and voltage and other voltages on SPP and so on on mobo? I know each component and board OC differently, but would like to get a general idea before I start trial and error testing. Would just like a stable 4 GHz + OC for hardcore everyday gaming, have to put that Quad SLI to full use, shall we?
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yes it can. your ram prolly won't do more than 800mhz because the volts are set wrong... if not RMA them. as for your cooler, it really doesnt matter much, your temps won't get hot. but the TRUE is better incase you get a different cpu later on. OC'ing your 2 gx2's (do they even have drivers for this yet?) won't do anything for gaming, it will boost your 3dmark score.
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Yes they have drivers, I dont know about the 680, but I know the 780 has an option to unlink your fsb and memory so you can OC them independently.

Actually, I just suggest going over to evga.com and looking at their 680i forum, it will most likely have a very detailed OC guide stickied at the top, also I highly recommend the voltmod for your mobo.

The only difficulty with your setup is going to be the proc, apparently, these things do not like a lot of voltage and they are apparently dropping like flies, so the max voltage is actually going to be kind of lower than what most people usually see with the 65nm procs.
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ok first try your CPU at 1.4 vcore, and your NB to 1.4 that should get you to 4ghz and also not to be a ass or anything you got pics to show your system.. its not you dont worry. we have helped people that didnt really have the rig they said they did.
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