neverfail Posted December 22, 2005 Posted December 22, 2005 Hello DFI Gurus / DFI community, This is my first post - just before I carry on, may I congratulate DFI on the quality of their products and this open forum for enthusiasts. Well done! Anyhow, I am a DFI rookie and just built myself a new system (see signature). I have spent the last couple of weeks by reading through numerous posts and judging how wise my choice of components was. I have reached a conclusion that I am probably OK with all the components to start climbing the Overclocking Mountain, apart from CPU cooler, which I think is not so brilliant if not a little awkward. I do not really want to use water-cooling yet; whatever the alternative, it will need to be air-cooling. I use my PC to play chess on the Internet against other machines; therefore I have very little if no need at all for 3D performance – all I am after is to be able to fine-tune my machine to achieve maximum possible clock speed and memory bandwidth. It will also need to be stable at full steam for at least 8 hours – last tournament I played in took 5 calendar days @ 12 hours per day (although with 15-20 minute breaks). So, just before I will start to spend 4-10 days of my time and execute 500 re-boots to find the “sweet spot” [thanks to AngryGames] and risk burning £550-worth of CPU, I wanted to ask the experts, who may already be familiar or already use hardware that is exact to mine, the following two questions: - How far do you think I can push my kit in terms of MHz and memory speed? - What kind of air-cooling should I use to get there? Many thanks in advance to those of you who will answer. Regards Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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