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So I wanted to give my old q6600 one final push till later this year when I'll upgrade. She's been good to me, but I wanna make her faster. I currently have an MSI 650i plat edition mobo. are there any guides or maybe someone can explain it to me on how I can get it to 3ghz? I have an aftermarket cooler called a Z3 from zalman probably, but I don't know where to begin. Reps for all who answer!
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i'm with one here, but another motherboard model...
For 3Ghz, you should use 1.35V. bios has few options for overclock (not even memory multiplier)
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 X 1TB Barracuda Sata II 32MB Bluray writer Win 7 X64 Ultimate SyncMaster 2232BW 22'' 
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