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Hi. Im looking to oc my current system, but am currently near clueless. I havent been keeping up with the technology as I used too. Im hoping that someone is familiar with my rig could guide me thru it. Ive found a few threads about the 780iftw board and q6600 cpu but find myself struggling to understand.
Ive been told that I can get a decent performance boost if it goes well. (im willing to risk it all) Also, I was looking at a new cpu, but found that higherr 775 quads were more expensive than the i5. My current specs for my rig are up to date...But, Ive looked at an i5 setup, which is what I will be going to if my rigs goes up in flames from this...jus want to see what can be done with what I already have. Anyone up to the challenge?..cmon...be my sifu!

thanks in advance
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 2.4 evga 780i FTW rev. a2 1- xfx 5770 hd 1gb 4- 2x2gb patriot extreme performance 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1- 300gb velociraptor drive lite on dvd r-rw win7 home premiun 64 synchmaster 997mb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 1200 watt thermaltake cm stacker logitech g5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 2.4 evga 780i FTW rev. a2 1- xfx 5770 hd 1gb 4- 2x2gb patriot extreme performance 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1- 300gb velociraptor drive lite on dvd r-rw win7 home premiun 64 synchmaster 997mb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 1200 watt thermaltake cm stacker logitech g5 
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I have to say your cpu cooler could limit your overclocking ability.

first you should lower your ram speed so that it isn't an issue while overclocking, then start by bumping your FSB up by like 5mhz, and then just do that until it is unstable, at which point you will need to add some voltage.
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ty for the response. i was looking at an h50 earlier today, but dont want to put any more coin into my rig til i step up to i5. didnt think the cooler i have would be too much of a prob, since heat has never been a problem...my system idles between the low to mid 20s on all 4 cores...if that tells you/means anything.


how/what would make my current ram speed a problem whem overclocking?
Edited by MyDaughtersHero - 1/20/11 at 5:31pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 2.4 evga 780i FTW rev. a2 1- xfx 5770 hd 1gb 4- 2x2gb patriot extreme performance 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1- 300gb velociraptor drive lite on dvd r-rw win7 home premiun 64 synchmaster 997mb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 1200 watt thermaltake cm stacker logitech g5 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 2.4 evga 780i FTW rev. a2 1- xfx 5770 hd 1gb 4- 2x2gb patriot extreme performance 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1- 300gb velociraptor drive lite on dvd r-rw win7 home premiun 64 synchmaster 997mb 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 1200 watt thermaltake cm stacker logitech g5 
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