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hi everyone im new here and wanted to introduce myself and also get some help. I know nothing about overclocking but i would like to start learning about it. My cpu is air cooled and its at 3.2 stock so what can i put it at without it overheating. i would like to overclock my graphic cards but dont know what i shuld set the speeds at, they are all watercooled so im guessing i can overclock them alot better then if they were air cooled. Please help me out for i am a complete noob
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post #2 of 19
Welcome. Nice system you have there... I'm surprised you have water cooling and don't know how to overclock. You will learn a lot here.

For starters, to overclock and monitor your GPU's, download EVGA Precision
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Is there such thing as an Nvidia CPU fan?
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okay stan with that monster you've got some overclockin...PO Ten Tiel..
    
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And one more thing... I have 8 gigs of ddr3 ram but every time i put all 8 in my system crashes every 30 min, so i only have 4 gigs in and its stable as a rock. Any ideas on whats wrong? ...
I ran 3dmark vantage on performance setting and got 26k... is it possible that id get around 30-32k with my parts if i overclock correctly?
Hope to get some help thank you...
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Do you have CPU Z
    
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post #7 of 19
Your Northbridge voltage needs a boost.
    
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Stan Tessmer View Post
And one more thing... I have 8 gigs of ddr3 ram but every time i put all 8 in my system crashes every 30 min, so i only have 4 gigs in and its stable as a rock. Any ideas on whats wrong? ...
I ran 3dmark vantage on performance setting and got 26k... is it possible that id get around 30-32k with my parts if i overclock correctly?
Hope to get some help thank you...
Welcome to Overclock.net. I would test each RAM stick individually using MemTest86. http://www.memtest.org/ If their an error RMA the RMA.

Enjoy your stay.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Stan Tessmer View Post
And one more thing... I have 8 gigs of ddr3 ram but every time i put all 8 in my system crashes every 30 min, so i only have 4 gigs in and its stable as a rock. Any ideas on whats wrong? ...
I ran 3dmark vantage on performance setting and got 26k... is it possible that id get around 30-32k with my parts if i overclock correctly?
Hope to get some help thank you...

I would say yes, easily.

Your ram might have something to do with the timings. Are they the same brand/series?
    
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hey jw is your vista 64 bit?
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