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Hello OCN'ers i'm doing a new overclock to my sig rig and i am wondering what is a good cpu/nb freq to complete it...this is what i had in mind:

4ghz - stock volts (already tested for stabilty)

1333mhz ram oc'ed to 1600mhz (8-8-8-24) stock volts

and now the blank cpu/nb freq, right now its at stock 2000mhz and stock volts, what do you guys think would be a good number to aim for with stock volts or should i leave it at 2000mhz?
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Have mine at 2600 but far from stock volts. it made a nice noticeable difference in speed.
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post #3 of 8
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Hummmm sounds good but I wanna try for stock volts across the board...i guess i'll try for myself...although mine is the sig is 2800mhz the voltage is 1.4v (far from stock as you said )
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post #4 of 8
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So far it looks as if 2600mhz is the magic number for the stock volts...running prime for about 20mins now and all is well...will leave it on overnight and see what takes place..if its still stable i may raise the cpu freq again maybe to 4.1ghz
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post #5 of 8
Raise the nb over the core clocks, 2800 is good. Most denebs cap out around there, 3000+ is better but don't kill your chip trying for it.. Thuban's have a better IMC and you'll see them running 3000+ a lot.
    
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highest you can go....most will denab will cap off at 2800ghz. try not to exceed over 1.4volts to 1.45volts. watch your temps. raising the cpu-nb will raise your cpu temp as well. keep it under 55c or lower. max is 62c.
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post #7 of 8
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Temps is not a problem for me...last night under full load the highest temp was 27c in a 17c room...2600mhz seems stable...do i need to worry about degradation if I increase the cpu/nb to 1.45v? or at what voltage does degradation start to kick in.
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post #8 of 8
I think a higher CPU/NB will help you get the most out of that GTS250, more than a higher CPU speed, thats what I'm trying to do, to get the RAM and CPU/NB working as high in maxxmem2 bench as I can, and then max the CPU.

But I should do some game benches to see what helps my 5670 (my bottleneck) more.
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