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3.5 gHz PLEASEEE!!!

post #1 of 6
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hey everyone, if anyone could walk me through how to overclock my i7 950 on my rampage III gene to even 3.5gHz it would be so amazing!! its my first time overclocking and i want to do it as safe as possible and just get it up even a little!! any help would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 6
What kind of cooler are you running?
Ambient and load temperatures?
You can check temperatures of CPU and motherboard with HWmonitor.
    
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post #3 of 6
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its just the standard cpu cooler that comes with the processor which i have been told isnt to bad for just a little overclocking. And my temps are 34 degrees celsius and around 50
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i7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene GTX 670 FTW G-skill ripjaws x 
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OCZ Vertex 4 Seagate Green Western Digital Black Coolermaster hyper 212 
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OCZ Vertex 4 Seagate Green Western Digital Black Coolermaster hyper 212 
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post #4 of 6
Your using STOCK cooling? Oh hell no.

Just pick up a 212+ on Newegg and it'll help.
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post #5 of 6
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what brand of cooling should i look for and whats a decent price for one? thanks!!
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OCZ Vertex 4 Seagate Green Western Digital Black Coolermaster hyper 212 
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post #6 of 6
Depends how much are you willing to spend?
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Phenom II x4 970BE @ 3.5Ghz ASRock Extreme3 870 @ 2.4Ghz 2x GTX 465 sli [1.03v 730/1460/1650]  8gb DDR3 @1333mhz 
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