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Hey all,
Got referenced here from /r/buildapc subreddit over at reddit.com

I was a lurker years ago but never signed up for some reason or another, I was active on other forums related to overclocking for years under a different user name.

I mostly use my PC for gaming, but I do some folding, video encoding, graphic editing, and whatever else keeps my interest that week.

I am always looking for the best sane overclock I can achieve without fear of damage to my components. I am not made of money (actually unemployed at the moment, stupid economy), so I can't afford to fry my system.

Current rig is listed in sig, I hope my limited knowledge will be of some use to somebody in the future here.
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hi everybody, oh, no, we got it all wrong, but hi anyway

good luck with overclocking, people here will help you as much as they can
make a thread about it in intel cpu and in amd (ati) graphic card sections
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overclocking is a dream with your (our) processor lol. pretty much just have to change the multi and it'll fly for ya. your heatsink should do well enough to keep temps well within damaging limits. 4.0Ghz is cake on that chip, a "sane" overclock I guess you could call it
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ohno reddit!

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And welcome new guy!
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if your a folder doing big advan WU will score you a healthy 30k avg PPD at stock..even higher when the oc. Up to 50k PPD if you can hit the elusive 5ghz points.
 
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welcome to OCN!
   
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Welcome to OCN. ^_^
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Definitely a big welcome to OCN...

rep does matter here though.. not like reddit haha.
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Welcome
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