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Yeah I actually have a water cooling loop chilling out in my closet i need to clean it out and get a new pump and upgrade to 1/2 barbs & 7/16 tubing for a high flow system. But that's so much work i don't feel like doing atm lol. This little experiment started by just wanting to get my mobo to recognize my 1600 RAM at 1600 and not 1333 then my curious nature wanted me to see how far i can go with a stock cooler heh. I dont plan on going past 3.8ghz till i get a decent air cooler or fix my loop. I might even go for the 200 BCLK with 18 multi 3.6ghz and a lower vcore just to be safe on temps while improving my ratio a bit.
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Thanks for everyone's input it was very helpful!!! I have decided to go with a higher bclk and lower multi on my stock cooler until i can upgrade. If someone should stumble upon this thread that is having the same issues i had please read this guide it helps alot as well as the people who replied to this thread.

Guide:
http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/...e-clarkdale/3/

Thanks again for everyone's help and if i get lucky and do something absurd like 4.6-4.8ghz I'll be sure to post screen shots in the official i3 overclocker club. Thanks again and wish me luck!
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if your going for a Blck of 200, I suggest you lower your QPI multiplier to 16x, (from default 18). I believe that in some cases the QPI frequency gets too high and limits the Blck frequency. Correct me if I'm wrong someone!

and good luck with the overclock
    
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