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Hello, names bryan my PC is a few years old but recently I've wanted to try to over clock it, to boost it up a little bit I'm looking for at least 3.2-3.6 which is heard is fairly easy for this



i7 920
DX58so board
gtx 285 super clocked
Also have a hyper 212 plus cooler.

3x 2 gb sticks of Kingston kvr133d3n9 memory, I couldn't find the timing for it, although when I go to the bias stock timing is 8-7-7-7 1.5v I believe (could be wrong here)

now I dont know anything about over clocking really, I've read into it a bit, I know my way around a computer (built them for years) although i've never really done any bios stuff basically i'm looking for some help on what to change and how far and good stuff like that
Edited by grss429 - 11/19/12 at 1:51am
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That is an easy overclock, and may not really need any additional Voltage (possibly).


For getting started, there were some Stickied threads that could help you out. You can try this first:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1567/intel-overclocking-guide/0_20

And then, for a little more specific information for your processor, there is this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/guide-to-overclocking-the-core-i7-920-or-930-to-4-0ghz/0_20

Just know that the values will be alot less for you since you don't want to go to 4Ghz.




After reading those, post back with any questions. I'll try to check back regularly.
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Originally Posted by shadman View Post

That is an easy overclock, and may not really need any additional Voltage (possibly).
For getting started, there were some Stickied threads that could help you out. You can try this first:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1567/intel-overclocking-guide/0_20
And then, for a little more specific information for your processor, there is this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/guide-to-overclocking-the-core-i7-920-or-930-to-4-0ghz/0_20
Just know that the values will be alot less for you since you don't want to go to 4Ghz.
After reading those, post back with any questions. I'll try to check back regularly.

Hey buddy thanks alot! this is what i've seen recommend for most 920 and dx58so boards


Here's what I would recommend for the settings:

1. Set the BCLK from 133 to 180

2. Change the CPU voltage to 1.35v

3. Change the Memory Voltage from to 1.7v

4. Change the VTT (or QPI/DRAM) to 1.25v (is OPI/DRAM/vtt the same? just different names )

5. Change the Memory multiplier to 8x

6. Manually set the memory timings to 9-10-9-24 (leave the rest of the memory configuration settings as they are)

This way you would have your i7 920 running at 3.6Ghz and your RAM running at 1440mhz



my question is, I dont think thats correct memory timing for my memory, and I dont know what to set it to. I've read a bit around your links also
Edited by grss429 - 11/19/12 at 9:51am
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Anyway, about the overclock, yeah thats a good BCLK to use, voltage seems about right, but of course you'll need to go higher or lower depending on your chip. Its all individual.

The VTT may or may not need to be changed.

Just because your memory speeds aren't official, doesn't mean you cant run them at that speed. Its totally OK to, as long as your timings and voltage is stable. Also, I usually wouldn't run my memory past 1.65V. Honestly though, I'd run it one more bump than that if you can (10x), ~1800Mhz, and you'll probably need to use 9-9-9-27 timings or so. Again, you'll have to play with this (and I don't know what your sticks are either). If not, 1440Mhz is fine.


Also, keep in mind, from the second link I posted,
Quote:
QPI – Quickpath interconnect - It's basically the intel equivalent of AMD's hypertransport. It's how the CPU and the x58 chipset communicate. It has multipliers of 18x, 22x, and 24x. The 920 should be left at 18x creating a 9:8 ratio between the uncore and the memory multiplier assuming you use the 8x ratio, which some claim offers the greatest stability. Although people have been able to run it at all sorts of ratios.
and also:
Quote:
Uncore – This is basically the speed of everything which isn't your core (i.e. l3 cache, imc, etc). It should be 2x your memory speed but allows for multipliers higher than 2x as well. Stability will be greatest at 2x.

Should be good to go now! Go try it out and report back
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Ok, after reading the bios and what not, I've ran into a problem, this is what my bios looks like as far as changing things.. I just did my bios update after looking at it it was from 2009, it's not updated to current verison the two bottom pics are the same the top picture is a little difference since update

I'm going to try and do some research and see if google can show me how to change the bclk and what not, sorry if i'm being a pain

this

imag0568n.jpg

Then in the processor over ride tab, I have this



then for the memory timing, I believe everything is here for memory wise (this is all stock btw)



in the memory timing part which ones am i changing?


if i understand correctly, HOST CLOCK FREQUENCY is the "BCLK" so it should be 180.

after that, it gets pretty confusing as far as what needs to change next, once i get my first time down, it seems fun
Edited by grss429 - 11/19/12 at 5:23pm
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Hey I'm not on Steam right now, but how is it going? Things lookin good with your overclock now?
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