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hey im kinda noobie to this whole scene of over clocking , i would like some help on how to over clock my cpu to about 3 ghz if possible, i dont know how 2 do it and what programs 2 use so im kinda noobie, any1 have msn and explain to me step by step? help would be appreciated, thanks
 

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ur goin to want some better cooling than stock
 

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basically all you need to do is raise the fsb up say 5mhz at a time, then when it doesnt post ( power on self test ) or it post's and doesnt get into windows then come back and we can adivse you from there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
most of the new c2d's go quite high on stock voltage.
 

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To hit as high as 3GHz you'll probably need better than stock, speaking from personal experience. I'm hitting 2.6GHz , w/ load temps of 55
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Greetings,<br><br>
You will need to do the Following:<br><ul><li>Read and educate yourself: OC'ing isn't cookie-cutting. someone else's numbers may not work.</li>
<li>Know your hardware's limits on voltage and temps.</li>
<li>Get aftermarket cooling</li>
<li>Have patience and be prepared to do a lot testing and re-starting.</li>
<li>Be prepared for crashes.</li>
<li>Familiarize yourself with 3DMark06, Prime95, CPUz (as examples)</li>
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Start there. As your questions arise, ask them. If I may be so bold, may I ask the first one for you? Okay I'll take a chance.<br><br>
What air-cooling should I use? Try The Tuniq 120, Scythe Ninjo, Noctua 120, or any other similar tower-cooler that has a large dissipation surface area.<br><br>
Why that one? Protecting your hardware is paramount. As I said you will get crashes, but if the numbers are within tolerable specs there will be no damage to the hardware.<br><br>
If you are on a tight budget and can only use what you have, you could find a desk fan and OC while your case is open and the fan is blowing onto the HSF on your CPU.<br><br>
Hope that this helps, and good luck. Have fun with it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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