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Okay I did some over-clocking this morning again to try and find out where my PC's sweet spot is, and what the max is I can go.

I attached pictures of everything you need to know basically.

I only over-clocked the CPU and GPU, but left the NB on stock because of the bad reputation my motherboard has for NB over-clocking.

All the voltages I left on auto.

CPU was over-clocked using BIOS, put the multiplier up to 20 x 200. Auto voltage gives it 1.35-1.4. Maxed at 59 degrees in Prime95. Idles at 40-42.

GPU I over-clocked using MSI Afterburner. I took it up to where I got no errors in GPU Tool.

What do you guys think? Should I leave it like this 24/7? Should I maybe try go a bit higher on the CPU?




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Some more pics.



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Another question, will it be worth adding a 9500GT for Physics?
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If want want a Physx card, I would go with a cheap, used 8800gt.
Otherwise get a 9600gt.

If you fold don't make that your overclock. The temps get a tad too high on the CPU. You shouldn't really be over 55c.
    
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I don't fold, but then, is this still fine? Or should I maybe bring it a little lower?
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Nice low voltages, but keep them low, and keep an eye on the MOSFET temperatures. Luckily the only recorded VRM failures on this board happen with x6, but both are 125W processors so as with any overclocking done on this board I would be cautious. Make sure the MOSFET heatsinks are tight and the case airflow is good so that at least somehow air gets there.
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Just FYI North Bridge overclocking has nothing to do with the motherboard. The "North Bridge" is actually the internal memory controller on your CPU. Increasing its frequency will give you some good gains in performance.
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Nice low voltages, but keep them low, and keep an eye on the MOSFET temperatures. Luckily the only recorded VRM failures on this board happen with x6, but both are 125W processors so as with any overclocking done on this board I would be cautious. Make sure the MOSFET heatsinks are tight and the case airflow is good so that at least somehow air gets there.
Yeah I have good airflow. But I'm not too sure which temp is the MOSFET temp..
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Sometimes there's no way to tell sadly unless you actually put a temperature probe there
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Haha, well I'll check it out ad make sure the airflow is good in that area. Thanks for the advice.
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