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Hello, I am new to overclocking, and just kind of fell into it.

My old dell XPS died on me, so i thought i would save some money and buy a gateway fx7024. 2.4 q6600 go stepping, 8800gt, 3g of ram.

Long story short - you can skip this part... it wasnt running very fast, so i thought, ill check google, i find out they run very hot (q6600 especially in a small pos case with small fans). So discovering that half the cores were held back from high temps (65 idle, 70+ they would of course start shutting down) I began modifying.

system before - q6600 2.4, 8800gt 625/950, 3g ram, idle temps 65, load 70+, video card was also running around 70+ C

after -q6600 3.2 38 idle, 55 load, 4g ram clocked to 6-5-5-5, video card voltmodded to 1.1, 750/1820/1000 40 idle, 65 load

mods - corsair 620 psu, removed all stock fans and hs, added ac freezer pro 7, pad mod to 333 fsb, added 92mm exhaust fan, drilled side of case for another 92mm fan, bios flash volt mod 1.1v 8800gt, added accelero s1r2 + turbo module, oc'd ram timings, run all fans straight to psu (its not very quiet, but not that loud either).

ordered a coolermaster haf, on its way, then i am lapping cpu and heatsink, + pad modding to add volts, and possible pencil mod, not sure if i want to mess with the vdroop.

And that is that, so i took my gateway bestbuy special, and with a little time and money, ok a lot of time, not much money, i have a decent setup. can run crysis on 1620x1050 all gamer settings with no trouble at all. before i was lucky to get mainstream without laggy spots. not 100% prime stable at 3.2, but i am sure i will be with added volts.

any comments would be great, i am addicted to adjusting things now, its more fun than playing the games on this! haha.

next system will be on an overclockable board for certain!
    
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I understand the addiction! I used to game all the time, now I just sit around and mess with my BIOS and benchmark.

Honestly, you're braver than me. I've been wanting to do some voltmods for a while, but didn't want to break anything.

Good luck on your next rig! I suppose you can guess where I'd recommend going for advice about new hardware... OCN, of course.
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hey hey glad to have you here wit us
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Hello, and welcome to OCN.
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