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yeah, you remove that stock thermal paste if you put your own on.

I use arctic silver 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

I have heard that MX-2 and OCZ freeze perform a little better though.
MX-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186020
OCZ Freeze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202006

So since im an OC noob I only OC using the multiplier and voltage bumps..but this is what I got. I wasn't able to get past 3.8ghz

3.6ghz - 38c Load - 1.325V
3.7ghz - 42c Load - 1.35V
3.8ghz - 48c Load - 1.4V

Tried 3.9ghz up to 1.5V, but i'm not comfortable running anything over 1.4v 24/7, so oh well.

the 3.8ghz OC I got went for 30mins in prime95, gonna give it a 4 hour run later.
    
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Oh, I have some arctic silver 5 already. I was referring to what should I use to get the stock goop off
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I usually just wipe it off with some paper towel but an alcohol based product might worked best. In all honesty the stock cooler that comes with this chip is not to good please watch your temps carefully.
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Ah okay, thanks. Yeah, I wasn't planning on doing too much oc with this chip on stock cooling, but i've seen a few posts where people have done alright with the stock cooling so I probably won't try and push what they're getting

also, is your system name a Beck reference by chance?
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Oh, I have some arctic silver 5 already. I was referring to what should I use to get the stock goop off
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yeah, i usually use paper towels..but thats if I don't have an 97% rubbing alcohol around.
    
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Ah okay, thanks. Yeah, I wasn't planning on doing too much oc with this chip on stock cooling, but i've seen a few posts where people have done alright with the stock cooling so I probably won't try and push what they're getting

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Nah it's the name of my favourite song by a band called dry kill logic Your stock cooler should be fine for a bit of overclocking but you might run into problems when you start having to raise the voltage. Takes 1.46 to get mine stable at 3.9 but you can get some decent clocks off stock volts.
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Thanks think3r, got to love a cpu that can give you 2 more stable cores and a site like this to help us get to them.

As for the hsf it's the Scythe Mugen2 listed in my sig rig not the stock cooler...does that change your opinion on the temps I had? I have the bios cpu fan management set to auto. Do I need to redo the hsf thermal grease? The top fins of the hs gets warm so I think it's good. Also the system voltage is set to auto and Vcore shows 1.3250V.

If everything is still ok, then my next question would be...normally from what I can tell the cpu is the first part to start overclocking, but the memory I have is showing 1066mhz even though it's 1600 memory so should I first get the memory to manufacturers settings or leave it be since it seems to work fine and change it after starting to overclock the cpu?

Sorry for all the questions but I really want to get this right the first time

Thanks again for your help and for a site like this
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You will have to manually set your ram in the bios otherwise they will just run at default settings. Just read what your manufactures recommended timings an voltage are an enter them into the bios.
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So, after failing some overclocking attempts to get past 3.8ghz...I decided to mess with undervolting at stock frequency!

So far, I've gotten this chip to run stable at 3.1ghz with 1.225V (-.1V from stock). Dropping the volts puts my load temp at 33c, and my idle at around 22c. Pretty awesome if you ask me.

My original goal was to undervolt while OC'd at 3.6ghz, but my chip isn't having any of that haha.
    
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You should be able to go as low as 1.2 if not a touch lower. Have seen them stable at 1.18 volts before.
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