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Any suggestions? I would like to get 3.5ghz.. i don't think i can push much though.
What settings should i set?

i appreciate any help smile.gif
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turn off turbo and intel speedstepping and increase the cpu multiplier to 21 and then increase the BCLK to 167. Don't know the voltaged you need but im guessing Vcore 1.30V and IMC 1.2V, then lower you RAM timings to the closest to RAM specs and then save and reboot.
 
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turn off turbo and intel speedstepping and increase the cpu multiplier to 21 and then increase the BCLK to 167. Don't know the voltaged you need but im guessing Vcore 1.30V and IMC 1.2V, then lower you RAM timings to the closest to RAM specs and then save and reboot.

IMC is qpi/vtt right?
The settings i had before.

21x167 3.5ghz
vcore 1.3 - load 1.31
QPI/VTT 1.150
RAM 1337mhz 1.55v 9-9-9-24

I have overclocked my memory and CPU, I have read a guide on how to do it but for some reason my computer is freezing up. It works for a while and then everything freezes, it doesnt reboot or anything, just all locks up and the lights on my mouse and keyboard turn off.
I did run Intel burn test over 100 passes, Prime95 for hours with no bsod.
Should i increase QPI/vtt?
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Everyone is getting excited with Ivy-Bridge and forgetting this topic frown.gif
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i wouldnt mind some info either, im only familiar with SB OC'ing, so my lynnfield build is like a whole new world
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Some of the 760's aren't that happy with 21x for the multi. Mine could only do 20x200, but wouldn't do 21x19x. It's more just playing around with the multi and BCLK until you hit that sweet spot. That's what worked for me. It's better to start low and inch up though, giving a few extra volts where necessary. I had to increase another voltage a wee-bit as well, but I can't remember which now, since I've since moved onto SB. If you could post all the tweakable voltages, I could maybe help you a bit more.
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I've used a EVGA p55 and Asus p7p55 motherboards, so I'll list what I remember.

20x200 for 4GHz
Vcore ranging from 1.2~1.4v depending on your chip
Set your Ram at rated speed and timming; Or you can try clocking it at 1600mhz with 1.65v for DRAM
Turn off speedstep, and turboost
IMC voltage to auto
PPL voltage to auto
CPU spread spectrum to auto
Load line calibration to auto
PCIE spread spectrum to auto

It's roughly like that.
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Unfortunately with this kind of thing I think you may just have to wait a little, it's been a while since I clocked a Nehalem/Lynfield chip. It can't hurt to bump VTT. At the same time, there are some other voltages, like PLL etc. which I recall adding a little stability to clocks, but as I said it's been a while since I've done this! :/
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i5 760 overclocking guide

That's a good guide for overclocking an i5 760.
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