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Did I forget anything?

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Hey guys, I'm kind of getting back into OCing; just wanna make sure im not forgetting anything:

First off SPECS:

MOTHERBOARD: Asus Striker Extreme
CPU: C2D E6420 stock @ 2.13ghz OC: 2.6 ghz
MEMORY: 2GB Corsair XMS
PSU: Antec 550W SLI
GPU: 7800GT

Now basically what I did to OC was i went into the BIOS and raised the FSB in increments and I got it to 1200mhz FSB. I also made sure the PCI-E bus was locked at 100mhz. That's about it. Only one thing is bothering me: There was no option to lock the PCI bus to 33mhz.

So far Im running two instances of Prime95 for about 3.5 hours and so far, so good.

Am I on my way to kick ass performance?
Did I forget any other settings to check.

Im kind of nervous about OCing,,but hopefully this MB and CPU will treat me well. As far as gaming goes i notice a HUGE difference in Source games(CSS, TF2).

I appreciate your feedback,

Nathan
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post #2 of 4
I've gotten my 6420 up to 3.6ghz, it's a very capable chip. If you hit a "wall" just bump up the vcore voltage a little bit. Looking good so far.

Try to keep the temps under 60C and keep the vcore voltage under 1.5v.
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yeah, if your vcore is on "auto" put it to a numerical value, start from stock and move your way up.....but on stock cooling you are going to be worried about temperatures when you are stability testing, use programs like speedfan, coretemp, asus probe.....etc
    
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Yeah always always always watch your temps if you're using the stock CPU cooler.
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Samsung F3 1TB Crucial C300 128GB Corsair Force GT 60GB Noctua NH-U12P 
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Windows 8.1 Professional x64 Apple OS X Mavericks HP ZR24w LG IPS226V 
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