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Okay, so im new to overclocking (aka never did it before)just want to know how long i should wait to make sure my chip is completely stable and i just want to get it a little bit higher and make it 24/7 stable. maybe to like a 3.8 or 4.0 what ever is easier and is decent. when its time to upgrade chips ill try it all out lol.
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U can never run it long enough lol I usually run it for 12hrs when going for a 24/7 but lately I've been just clocking it jumping into a game and seeing if It crashes or whatnot
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i meant before i overclock, but yes i was wondering after overclock as well.
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A 2600k should be able to hit 4.0 without breaking a sweat of any kind with your cooler. Most people recommend 12 hours of Prime, or like 10-20 LinX passes, but for that mild an overclock I'd toss it a couple hours, make sure your temps are as low as they should be and call it a day and start gaming unless you experience any glitches or errors.
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oh alrighty cool, thank you so much, ill spend a good amount of time reading the overclock guides and such and ill probably upgrade to one of those h50 type watercoolers pretty soon anyway. not sure which is the best now. any suggestions?
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The h50 is definitely quite a nice beginner WC kit for the price. Decent performance too. Depends how much you want to invest into water cooling spacewise and timewise and effortwise

Again though, 4.0 is pretty mild for the new 32nm badboys. There are people hitting 5+ on air (though I'm not sure I recommend that), you probably don't need water, though if you want it I would not discourage it!
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the h50's are always on sale at microcenter, so ill pick one of em up when i remember to. ill probably wait a couple of days to add it thought, just built this computer. and ty all for the replys. also not sure if this is the right section and this is way off-topic now but i was wondering and didnt want to make a new thread. If i RMA my gigabyte p67a-ud3 when the new boards flood in. A) would i go throught microcenter or straight to gigabyte. B) would i be able to pay a little bit more + the board and get a ud5 or a ud7?
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Originally Posted by illum View Post
the h50's are always on sale at microcenter, so ill pick one of em up when i remember to. ill probably wait a couple of days to add it thought, just built this computer. and ty all for the replys. also not sure if this is the right section and this is way off-topic now but i was wondering and didnt want to make a new thread. If i RMA my gigabyte p67a-ud3 when the new boards flood in. A) would i go throught microcenter or straight to gigabyte. B) would i be able to pay a little bit more + the board and get a ud5 or a ud7?
Personally, I would not watercool these SB's. They do just fine on air and clock to very high speeds doing so. If you wanted to go less money look at a hyper 212+ or if you wanted to go more look at noctua, Silver Arrow, Venomous x.

They all should allow you to OC to pretty high levels with good stability. Easily could be at 4.5 without breaking a sweat if your on the paranoid side.

EDIT: Seen you already have the hyper 212+ in your sig. Why not keep that and push it to 4.5?
Edited by skeletor6 - 3/10/11 at 11:47pm
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oh alrighty cool, thank you so much, ill spend a good amount of time reading the overclock guides and such and ill probably upgrade to one of those h50 type watercoolers pretty soon anyway. not sure which is the best now. any suggestions?
There was a frio on sale for $38 At frys and that is a great deal also I'm sure it cools better than the h50
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