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Hey guys new guy on the block here. A little about me I am a mechanical engineering major at Arizona State. Been messing with computers for years but due to money constraints and just having a fairly plain dell desktop rocking media center 04 for years I have never really done any overclocking.

About 5 months back my dell crapped out got the pc you see in my specs (most of it from craigslist for dirt cheap the rest my own upgrades) and now here to make it a little more.

While I am noob with overclocking I have a pretty good background.

Anyway looking forward to getting some insight into a whole new area.
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You came to the right place. Welcome!
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welcome to OCN!
   
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Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
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Welcome to OCN
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Thanks guys. Just a question what might I do to help get questions I post answered. I have made a few and gotten sparse response. I try searches first to see what I am looking for but some stuff just isn't there. Are there some unofficial rules or formats here?
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I came to this forum knowing absolutely nothing about overclocking.. What I've learned in almost the year I've been here is beyond me, it's incredible.

Receiving help is simple, and this forum is very active so it shouldn't be too long until you get an answer.

What do you need help with? We can point you in the correct direction as far as the forum goes, and maybe even someone can help you.
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E-Peen I agree this site has a ton of great info I have learned a ton in the past week alone.

I really wanted help on this thread concerning my 1st OC attempt and mostly the RAM settings I have and how that is impacting my performance.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-how-am-i.html

I had another on a cpu cooler but a combo of past threads, newegg, and a fry's salesmen solved that and I got the Cooler Master Hyper 212+
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ASU Basketball 
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Seagate 1.5Tb Barracuda 5900RPM LG DVD+/-DL Win 7 Pro 64bit ASUS 24" 1080p HDMI VK246H 
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Logitec Delux cordless Antec NEO HE 550 Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitec cordless optical 
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