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Hey fellas, I'm new to OC'ing and to the site as well. I haven't done what most of you would consider to be real overclocking yet. I've got an Asus P5N-T Deluxe mobo in my currect PC (2.5 years old) and I've just been using the AI Overclocking feature in the BIOS to crank it up a few notches. I haven't got down to tweaking individual voltages and timings yet. I'm working on a new build (my first) and I'm still missing a few components before I fire it up for the first time. I'm using some older tech (LGA775 CPU and mobo) cuz I haven't got the extra cash to spring for the newer stuff but it will still rock

Anyway, I'm 33 years old (which I would think would be old to start OC'ing) and I work for UPS as a driver. So obviously I work in a job that's not even remotely close to the technology sector. Everything I know about computers is all self-taught. I've never taken any kinds of formal classes; I've just learned from reading lots and lots of articles and forum threads and now I feel I'm ready to start OC'ing in a more in-depth manner.
    
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welcome to OCN!
   
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fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
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fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
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Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
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Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
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welcom to ocn
    
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post #4 of 18
Welcome to OCN.

I did the same thing, using Asus tweeker.

This is a good community, you will get alot out of.
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Welcome to OCN. I'm a few years behind you but I didn't start OC'ing until mid-20's and everything I learned came from the OCN community.
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post #6 of 18
From one old-nooblet to another... "Welcome".

Enjoy the site and all the awesome information and people that can be found here.

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Welcome, im sure there would be lots of people who will want to help you!
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Welcome to OCN.
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Welcome to OCN!

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post #10 of 18
Welcome.

One question. When you order stuff from Newegg...Do you get to deliver it to yourself!?!!
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