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Going to OC E8500, looking for advices.

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Hello overclock.net!

So, as You can see in the title, I am looking for some advices about overclocking E8500.
There are couple of questions:
Is my PSU(see picture) OK for overclocking? Parts of my pc are correctin the "System" signature.

And how far I can go with default intel cooler(as you could see in the first picture a little)?
Edited by Certain - 4/9/11 at 9:46am
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 3.16 (stock) P43-ES3G Gigabyte 9800GT - GV-N98TOC-1GH 2x 1gb 800MHz Kingston HyperX DDR2 
Hard DrivePower
Samsung HD502HJ 500gb, Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 GPS-550AB A 
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E8500 @ 3.16 (stock) P43-ES3G Gigabyte 9800GT - GV-N98TOC-1GH 2x 1gb 800MHz Kingston HyperX DDR2 
Hard DrivePower
Samsung HD502HJ 500gb, Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 GPS-550AB A 
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post #2 of 3
I'd ditch the stock cooler before doing any OC. I've never heard of that PSU, how much did it cost? If it's 550W for $30-50 range, then it's probably weak.

Your board is going to limit your high-end clocks.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.8Ghz offset ASrock X79 Extreme6/GB EVGA GTX680 FTW with EK waterblock EVGA GTX650 for PhysX 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G-Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1866 8-9-9-24@1.5V Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Agility 3 240GB x2 RAID 0 WD 500GB X2 RAID 0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm XSPC Dual Bay reservoir with Alphacool variable... Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm... EK GTX680 FTW waterblock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate HP tSS-25X11LED 25" 1080p PC Power&Cooling Silentpower 910W Xigmatek Elysium 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 Rocketfish Creative Sound Core3D Logitech Z5300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960T unlocked to X6 ASUS M4A79XTD Evo Sapphire HD6870 1GB 2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 x64 Ultimate OCZ Stealthstream 600W HAF XB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K P8Z77-I MSI 560 Ti TF2 Samsung 20nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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post #3 of 3
2thAche is right. My advice is to invest in some better components before overclocking your cpu. With the right gear you should easily be able to achieve over 4ghz on air with this cpu. But here is another question, would you really want to go and buy a new 775 board at this point? To use your cpu thats what you're gonna have to do because your board will have limits. Well before I start rambling, here is a list of items that need to be improved on:

Motherboard - Check out asus boards or evga imo
Powersupply - may as well go for 750w or higher
CPU cooler - zalman has good air coolers
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