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Super noob here(with regards to OCing) Please help!!!!

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Hey guys, I just picked up my computer today, got it all set up, and am very interested in overclocking. Want to get a stable OC of 3.8 - 4GHZ and would like to keep my DDR3-1600 ram at Factory settings for 24/7 use. I have read some guides and tutorials, but really have no experience/clue and would really appreciate some step by step help!

Intel I7-960, Asus Sabertooth x58, 12GB Corsair Vengenge DDR3-1600, Antec Kuhler 920(push/pull exaust), 2-200mm(700rpm) intake fans, 2-120mm(2000rpm) intake fans, 1-200mm(700rpm) exaust fan,

Help would greatly be appreciated, Thankyou very much.

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post #2 of 4
The 12GB of memory could cause an issue.

I'd go in and set your FSB to 200 and your multiplier to 20.

Start off with 1.3vcore and then up or drop it accordingly.

Comps
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Having a look here will probably give you some insight.
 
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Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
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Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
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MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k MSI Z170M Mortar  Sapphire RX470 8GB  Crucial Ballistix Sport (grey & black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Transcend SSD  512GB Transcend SSD Corsair H80i V2 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 29UM68-P & LG 23MP48HQ-P CODE 61(MX Clears) Evga SN 550w RaidMax Hyperion (Black & Silver) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G900 Hot Eagle XL mousepad Klipsch R-14M's Presonus audiobox usb. 
AudioAudioAudio
Akai Pro MPK Mini Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Phillips SHP9500's MXL 990/991 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1600x  ASROCK AB350M PRO Sapphire RX 470 8GB  Crucial Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
x1 Intel S3500 240GB  x2 Intel S3700 400GB  5TB Toshiba NZXT Kraken x52  
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
Mouse PadAudio
xxl mousepad Same as before  
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Thanks for that sabertooth owners page, didnt know that existed..

I have been looking at different stable OC templates that other people have used for there i7-960's, and some for i7-950's and 920's. I have found a few that look alright, but alot of people want go to 4ghz or higher.

Once i find a stable OC, and get more aquainted with OCing, i will attempt to see how high i can push it, but for now i really only want to go to 3.8ghz.

If any one out there has a stable base template for an i7-960(D0 stepping) 3.8ghz, keeping Ram at stock speeds, i would really appreciate somthing accurate to go off of.

From what i gather, to reach 3.8ghz, not much increase in voltages is needed, is this accurate?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7-960 Asus Sabertooth x58 EVGA GTX 580 Superclocked Corsair Vengeance 12GB 3x4GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x1TB WD Raid0; Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE Windows 7 Professional 64-bit BenQ E2420HD 24IN 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular Power Supply Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Razer Lachesis 5600dpi 
Mouse Pad
Razer Vespula 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7-960 Asus Sabertooth x58 EVGA GTX 580 Superclocked Corsair Vengeance 12GB 3x4GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x1TB WD Raid0; Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE Windows 7 Professional 64-bit BenQ E2420HD 24IN 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular Power Supply Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Razer Lachesis 5600dpi 
Mouse Pad
Razer Vespula 
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