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i7 960 Overclocking (newbie)

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Hello! New guy here, I need help on OCing my new i7 960 but I'm not too familiar about OCing at all so I need some advices from you guys.

Here's my build

Processor: Intel Core i7 960 3.20ghz 8MB LGA1366
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58
Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600MHz DHX
Hard drive: Western Digital 1TB SATA III 64MB 7200RPM BLACK
Intel 510 SATA III 120GB SSD
Graphics: eVGA GeForce GTX570 1280MB GDDR5 Dual SLI
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 1200W
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H80 CPU cooler

I don't know how far i can go on this setup but I'm hoping to hit at least 4.20ghz.

Cheers
Soonkyu
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Intel Core i7 960 3.20ghz (OCed to 4.20ghz) Asus Sabertooth X58 eVGA GeForce GTX570 1280MB GDDR5 Dual SLI Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600MHz DHX 
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Intel 510 SATA III 120GB SSD Western Digital 1TB SATA III 64MB 7200RPM BLACK Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Intel 510 SATA III 120GB SSD Western Digital 1TB SATA III 64MB 7200RPM BLACK Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 
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Probably the easiest way to OC is install ASUS AiSuite II: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int..._X58/#download Then use the Turbo Evo tool to adjust FSB and voltage. slowly push up the FSB about 3MHz then run a quick stability test like 3DMark06:http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/3dmark06/download/ Once it finishes you can repeat this process again until it crashes. The AiSuite's changes are only temporary, so when you restart it will return to stock. After it crashes and you reboot go into the bios and commit the last FSB setting that did not crash. After windows boots test the stability using prime95:http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=205 or intel burn test: http://downloads.guru3d.com/IntelBur...load-2047.html. If you get an error you can use Turbo Evo again to increase CPU VID or Vcore by one Increment and test again until it can run for at least 5 hours without an error. Though you want to be sure to to exceed your maximum core voltage which is 1.375v also keep an eye on your temps; about 80C and above is too hot. FYI: AiSuite II might need the installer patch: http://support.asus.com/download/dow..._type=14&os=29 Run patch first then run installer.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k C1 4.6GHz @1.344v Sabertooth X79 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti SC SLI 900/2106 Dominator 1866 16GB 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB 'Cuda 320GB XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 push/pull + Alphacool UT60 ... Win 7 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus VE198D 19" Samsung 920NW 19" Samsung 906BW 19" Logitech G510s 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX850M Carbide 400R Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Corsair MM200 
AudioOther
Bose Music Monitor Nuforce Icon HDP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1090T BE Sabertooth 990FX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Corsair Veangence Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB  Lite ON 16x DVD-R/RW ThermalRight Silver Arrow Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Syncmaster 921BW 19" & Syncmaster 965 19" and S... Apple aluminum wired keyboard Corsair TX650 Silverstone TJ05 with window and thermal contro... 
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What he said.

Welcome to OCN. You can do a search for one of the many 1366 overclocking guides on here. But before you do anything. I recommend you do a download of Realtemps and make sure that your temps in order, before attempting anything.
    
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Hi! thanks for all the advice, I managed to read most of the guides that you guys gave me and wasn't confident to overclock myself so a friend helped me out and we managed to reach 4.2ghz without a problem. My temps are 40C on idle / 78C on full load. We thought the temps are decent but I wanted to replace all the stock fans on my corsair h80 and antec 1200 case, Any ideas what fans i would get? I really don't care about the loudness of the fans, I just want the temps to drop a little bit so I could be more confident.

Cheers
Soonkyu
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 3.20ghz (OCed to 4.20ghz) Asus Sabertooth X58 eVGA GeForce GTX570 1280MB GDDR5 Dual SLI Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600MHz DHX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Intel 510 SATA III 120GB SSD Western Digital 1TB SATA III 64MB 7200RPM BLACK Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 1200W Antec Twelve Hundred Gamer Case V3 Razer Abyssus 
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Soonkyu
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 960 3.20ghz (OCed to 4.20ghz) Asus Sabertooth X58 eVGA GeForce GTX570 1280MB GDDR5 Dual SLI Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600MHz DHX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Intel 510 SATA III 120GB SSD Western Digital 1TB SATA III 64MB 7200RPM BLACK Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX 1200W Antec Twelve Hundred Gamer Case V3 Razer Abyssus 
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