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Hi everyone.

My name is Martin and i recently joined this community because i have for long wanted to try and clock my i7 920.
I thought what better place to ask for help than a site by the name of "Overclock.net". smile.gif

I'm a total noob in regards to manipulating ones hardware, so I hope that you'll bear with me.

Here's my specs.

MOBO: Gigabyte EX58 UD5
CPU: Intel i7 920
RAM: Kingston ( I don't really know, I think it's stock/value RAM)? 12GB
GeForce 295 GTX
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

I have attached some pictures from CPU-Z for convenience.



Thanks you very much for your help *thumbs up*.smile.gif
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New guy would like to clock his i7 920 from stock 2.66

so boot into bios and turn teh cpou settings to manual
its a fairly easy but tedious process. start by raising or setting the voltage to a number you think is good around 1.35 should be enough for a start. then bump teh multi to 21 and the blk to the number you deam fit. and stress test it using ibt or prime 95 monitor the heat and fiddle with the multi blck and cpu voltage untill your satisfied
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New guy would like to clock his i7 920 from stock 2.66

GUIDE for your mobo.

Make sure you're not using the stock cooler.
    
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GUIDE for your mobo.
Make sure you're not using the stock cooler.

I have the Noctua NH-D14.

Thx, I'll look at the guide.
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Originally Posted by Onions View Post

so boot into bios and turn teh cpou settings to manual
its a fairly easy but tedious process. start by raising or setting the voltage to a number you think is good around 1.35 should be enough for a start. then bump teh multi to 21 and the blk to the number you deam fit. and stress test it using ibt or prime 95 monitor the heat and fiddle with the multi blck and cpu voltage untill your satisfied

Thx for the reply, but it would be great it you could elaborate on what the different things are/do, so I don't end up with a fried system. smile.gif
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Thx for the reply, but it would be great it you could elaborate on what the different things are/do, so I don't end up with a fried system. smile.gif

The only thing that will fry a component is an excessive increase in voltage, so be careful with those. Other than voltages, any mis-set setting would at most cause a crash (which in a rare case could corrupt a driver, but don't even worry about that).

So for instance, if you set your BCLK to 400, your computer wouldn't fry, but you wouldn't be able to boot either. The guides are very thorough for OCing the i7-920, but there is a lot to learn about what does what, so I would suggest starting with the link posted above, as well as doing a little bit of research about what the various overclockable/overvoltable elements of a processor are and how they work together. Then you will have a much better idea of what exactly you are doing and it will feel less strange and arbitrary when a guide says "raise this setting to this value etc."
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Moved to the correct forum (and I only lost one response frown.gif, it'll be back shortly I hope!)
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Thx for the replies both of you. smile.gif

My main concern is my 12GB of RAM. Looking at the guide, the guy with 6GB set his QPI/VTT voltage different..

Max voltage limits on components would be really nice to know.

CPU is max 1.4 or 1.5 correct?
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Messing with frequencies is simple math. But altering voltages is a little more "unknown".
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This post failed to move with thread. I am quoting as I don't know of any mechanism for moving a single post after the OP.
Alternate is deleted and this thread stayed. Phew.
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Originally Posted by ricklen View Post

Read a lot of guides for your motherboard, there should be plenty of them because that's a very good board. Further don't go over 1.4 Core voltage, disable speedstep, turbo mode, C1E, C-state.
Here is an example:
http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/39748-settings-3-8ghz-overclock-i7-920-gigabyte-ex58-ud5-latest-f12-bios.html
Remember to set your RAM settings as close to your real RAM specs. (timings, Mhz and voltage)
It is also better to have load line calibration (LLC) turned off.

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