First time poster, builder and overclocker. I went with this mainboard (specs in my signature) after reading the positive reviews. I have read through dozens of pages thus far and plan to finish the thread. I am looking for some advice/opinions.
1. whats the purpose of CPU Unlocker?
2. whats the benefit of increasing the PCIe speed?
So far, all I have done is raised the ref clock up to 215, the multiplier to x17 (3440mhz) at the stock volotage. I added a fan to my Arctic Cooling pro 64 for push/pull configuration (see pics). The board seems stable (I'm typing on it right now), but the temp is around 45* with regular workflow (several windows open). I read the Arctic Silver takes 200 hours to break in, but I think I used too much (about a BB sized spread thinly over both the CPU and cooler base. Not sure what to do with voltages yet, wouldn't the AUTO adjust itself properly?
Any help or "next step" recommendations appreciated and thanks for the great forum.
Edited by algreen - 2/15/10 at 2:01pm