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overclocking with asus rampage extreme(X48 chipset)

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System Name little kickass rig
Processor intel q9650 @4.3ghz 1.39v 24/7
Motherboard asus rampage extreme
Cooling coolermaster aquagate max(enzotech sapphire waterblock)
Memory 4x1 gb corshair @1781mhz 1.86v 8-7-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 280 703/1453/1235
Storage 2*500GB 32MB CACHE 7200RPM
Display(s) SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 2493HM 24" 1920x1200
Case COOLERMASTER STACKER 832
Audio Device(s) CREATIVE X-FI PLATINUM FATAL1TY
Power Supply THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 850W
Software VISTA ULTIMATE X64 SP1
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hi all..today arrived my asus rampage xtreme...anyone have this mobo?i also have an intel q9650 and 4 gis(4x1gb)corshair ddr3 1600 mhz 7-7-7-20 1.8 ram...
Any recommendations for overclock?
 
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Location
Portland OR
System Name V64PC
Processor Q9550
Motherboard Rampage Extreme
Cooling water
Memory 2x2gb XP3 mushkin
Video Card(s) Ati 4870 x2
Storage 2x 150gb raptor
Display(s) acer 1920x1200
Case cooler master 830
Audio Device(s) n/a
Power Supply x3 ultra
Software Vista x64 ultimate
Benchmark Scores 3dmark 06 19899
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I bought the board and had it 2 days and decided to use the water block on the NB because of high temps. Hey I had my CPU liquid cooled so I thought to give it a shot. Well the parts they give you to use with the water block , mostly the clamps, are terrible. It leaked onto my 4870 x2. luckily it survived but the drop that landed on my bios killed the board. And am now waiting on an RMA so don't use there clamps, there little mettle screw clamps that are not made for this purpose. All should be warned! no matter how tight you tighten them or how experienced you are with liquid cooling I advise to get other parts to liquid cool your north bridge.