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    Default A Few Remaining Overclocking Issues-HELP ??

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 10"><meta name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 10"><link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CADAMW%7E1%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5C msohtml1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]-->Can I attribute my poor overclocking to the fact that at present, my PSU is 200w short of the necessary 700w power for this kind of system and is not a high quality PSU able to provide steadier voltages?
    Assuming that for a successful overclock I need to increase the voltage beyond what this psu can supply. I have an OCZ midstream 700w on order. I know temperature can be an issue, but I turn the case on itís side and remove the side panel (as this is not a permanent solution but increases airflow massively) just to see if itís stopping me and it appears not to be a strong causal factor in this situation.
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    Am I supposed to have access to the CPU clock on my motherboard as I now have access to everything else?
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    Why does my motherboard only see the RAM as being 800mhz and not 1111mhz as is stated on the box (I thought there was a way to make it see this for 680i motherboards) and furthermore if I try to increase it to 1111Mhz it asks me to lower the settings by quite a bit. The overclocking potential for the RAM and possibly FSB is extremely mild whilst the CPUís (via the multiplier) is based on the lack of airflow and overall heat..
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    How capable is my Zalman CNPS 9700 LED at overclocking a quadcore CPU (as it was not included on itís CPU cooling list and at best is 52c idle) but Iím thinking of going for a more up to date cooler?
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    These are all my components and setup:
    BFG Nforce 680i motherboard Intel QX6700 Quad core
    4x1gb Corsair Dominator CM2X1024-8888C4D
    Inno3D Geforce 8800GTX 500w
    Xlico PSU
    Zalman CNPS 9700 LED
    4 regular sata HDD 2 DVD drives
    1 front 12cm intake fan and 1 rear 12cm exhaust fan
    WinXP SP3
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    A photo of my setup (in need of some extra cooling and cable tidies)
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    My bios screen (CPU speed inaccessible)<o:p></o:p>
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    The bios bootup screen<o:p></o:p>

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    Default Re: A Few Remaining Overclocking Issues-HELP ??

    seriously no matter what cooler you use it isnt going to help. I am being very blunt here so dont take offense. A little tidying of the wires isnt going to help. That case needs a full reworking. 52*C idle is an issue no matter how you look at it. I say put some money into a better chassis, at leastone with more room. Then really look at ways to add the ned PSU without wires all over the place.

    On top of that all the HDD's are blocking off or heating up any incomming cooler air, so by the time it gets to the CPU its warm already.

    On the 680i you should have access to the FSB settings, I say go back a page from your image and see if there is a auto frequency setting that can change to manual to allow access. Never had the board just taking a educated guess.

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    Default Re: A Few Remaining Overclocking Issues-HELP ??

    The case will be ok when I have the 20cm side panel fan up and running and I am going to relocate the HDD's (or as many as possible) into the 5.25 bays and remove a DVD drive and the GPU power supply. I have a modular PSU on order too.

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