I technically DO have sufficient cooling, and even OVER sufficient cooling for the system, but I don't have anything other than stock for my motherboard. So you are right
I've got an EK block on my CPU. Ambient temps are about 25C and the CPU runs at 23 MAX idle. My lowest core, according to CPU-Z, was 14C, which I don't know if I believe because that's quite cold. I would say average around 19C. I've got 2xEK blocks on my GPU and 2x360mm radiators pushing with an MCP35x pump powering the loop. But I don't have a motherboard block. All I guess I have to cool the motherboard are my 3x120mm AP-14 GTs pulling air from the front, 3 of them pushing it out the top, and then 1 in the back on half speed pushing out the back.
Originally, I really wanted to try for 4.6GHz overclock at 1.35v but I just think that's out of the question. I feel like I would only be stable at 1.4v and from what I've been told, I shouldn't be doing that. I WOULD be happy at 4.4GHz if I can swap around my FSB a bit. That is, instead of doing 133MHz FSB at 32x multiplier, I can do 200MHz FSB at 22x multiplier (4.4GHz). Would that significantly increase the temperature of the CPU or motherboard? Or would that have no effect? Is 200MHz a normal FSB speed?
After that I would like to O/C my PC3-16000 Dominator GT to 2200MHz so I don't want to really damage anything. I'm not a hardcore benchmarker. I just want the best performance out of my PC without sacrificing lifetime.
I apologize for the stupid questions but I'm a noob here with serious concerns coming to the smart people who know the answers, haha. Any help would be great guys.Edited by xyeLz - 2/20/11 at 11:33pm