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I have aquired half of the components shown below from www.scan.com and some from www.overclockers.com tomorrow or friday and as you can see I am intending to over clock it.
Im going to set up my system with either 4 or 6 120mm fans inside, i.e (1 exhuast, 1 top, 1 intake, and one bottom.) I also have got 2x 120mm ambers that i intend to use to blow air at an angle over the northbridge/throught the ram heatsinks through to the top of the case.

my case: http://www.nzxt.com/products/lexa/

I have brought a artic cooling freezer pro for the cpu and artic cooling NX1 to replace the niosey reference cooler on my 7800GT + some brass Zalman heatsinks of asorted size for whatever else i can stick em too.

I am hoping my otpy 146 will got to 2.6+ and my ram should run upto 500mhz at least.

If anyone could perhaps jot down a plan of overclocking just so i can get my head straight i would be very gratefull. As you can understand I am biulding and entirely new system from stratch very soon (including a new HD) and once its complete and burn't in ill overclock it.

Im interested in HTT, Memory, cpu setting to achieve a stable clock.

regards
Mr Bond

EDIT: also does anyone know wether my mushkin memory can be supplied with 2.8v with my motherboard? because it recomends this voltage for oc'ing.
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post #2 of 11
Htt 3x
divider 166
FSB keep on steadily rasing by 10 every time

BTW I love that case, am just about to get it. Let me know how it is and some picks would be nice . How much are you getting it for? (and the fan on the bottom has to be 80mm i think)
    
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I think some others on here will agree that its not the best to overclock a processor right away. Let it run for abit. If your in a hurry then do a quick burn in, like load your processor for 24+ hours. Maybe its just me, but I think its best to not start oc'ing and pushing the volts up right away.

10x
HTT(FSB): 250
no divider(for now since you have DDR500)
HT 4x(3x after HTT goes over 250)
vcore: leave at stock and then up as need be
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yea, im gonna leave it for a while before overclocking it.

GOD!! you wouldn't beleive the trouble it was to get it working, I added 2 120mm ambers and they wont run off chasfan on the mobo and at first it asked me to reactivate windows!!! ***.

working fine now.
As for the LEXA case its not quite as big as i really would have liked but its still fine, 1 bad point is the fans it ships with need 4pin molexs not 3 pin chas conectors with the lights on it really does look the dogs bollox and it is very lightwieght.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
I think some others on here will agree that its not the best to overclock a processor right away. Let it run for abit. If your in a hurry then do a quick burn in, like load your processor for 24+ hours. Maybe its just me, but I think its best to not start oc'ing and pushing the volts up right away.
As far as I am concerned chips should be fully functional from the outset.

Ok fair enough do a CPU Burn to ensure that the chip functions correctly and that your cooling setup is sufficient.

There is nothing to stop you jumping straight in after running CPU Burn for a few hours.

The majority of electrical equipment will fail in the first week if it is going to fail at all.
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post #6 of 11
I am of the opinion that a period of CPU Burn-In will not make a cpu/chipset more stable. However, that being said, it will certainly help spot any elusive glitches that might otherwise not show up for quite some time on nominal computer use.

I have, for example, had software report minor math inaccuracies on a CPU which seemed fine otherwise. There were not hardware STOP events and no system crashes however the FPU was having a hard time performing, and that kind of problem is the most daunting since it will cause incorrect calculations on platforms such as databases/spreadsheets or other floating-point data. The problem is that such errata can go unnoticed for a long time until someone double-checks the hard data and finds errors.

As previously mentioned one might be straddling the fine edge of CPU/System heat tolerance. If your cooling is just barely adequate, the CPU might develop problems over time even though it seems to be running just fine. Eventually you notice instability and you find yourself dropping the speed a notch or two. Here again a burn-in test will accelerate this process and you'll see the possible causes of failure in time to resolve them (like using a better heatsink/fan).

My Advice:

Burn-In tests should be performed routinely on overclocked CPU's to ensure they are running error-free and as a fault tolerant method to spot possible chip deterioration before it gets too severe.

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post #7 of 11
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When i got my cpu from www.scan.com i thought it would be a new one but i got a CACJE 0206 or 0602 lol cant remember.
What the overclockerbility of a CACJE like?
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBond
When i got my cpu from www.scan.com i thought it would be a new one but i got a CACJE 0206 or 0602 lol cant remember.
What the overclockerbility of a CACJE like?
The nice thing about that processor is that you will not need a lot of volts to have it do a fine job. You can expect anywhere from ~2.7 - 3.0GHz and ~1.40 - 1.5V.

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post #9 of 11
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I have got it running stable @ 2.7 atm 2.8 is a little funky sometimes.
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post #10 of 11
goos stuff m8 u also have a nice new rig :]
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