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Gigabyte ex58a-OC mobo - i7 920 D0 - want to get to 3.4-3.6ghz (First time OC)

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Hi

I read several OC threads, but when I enter the BIOS, all confidence is lost...

Okay..., so everything in BIOS is on stock settings. I am looking to change the BLCK to 160 or 170 - I have 12gb 1600mhz RAM - what else do I absolutely need to change? I guess it will boot with just that, but how low of a voltage can I most likely get away with? Do I have to mess with the IOH voltage settings or can I keep them on auto?

CPU-Z shows vcore as 0.9444 (max 1.25v)
Ram voltage is set as 1.5v as default
I think uncore/VTT is at 1.1 by default.

Easiest way for me to hit that 3.4/3.6ghz on this mobo without messing around with too much? Thanks!
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Here is my CPU-Z score http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1958757, figure you can see some of the settings you are wondering about. Every CPU will OC differently though.
I got my 920 D0 to 3.6GHz with no issues.
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