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Overclocking i7-960 to 4.2GHz - Having Extreme Difficulty - Requesting Help.

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Trying to overclock my friends i7-960. Have it stable at just shy of 4.0GHz (3.990GHz [21x190]). Have tried everything possible, even when it is spitting out various codes (mostly QPI/VTT codes) and cannot get it over 4.0GHz no matter what I've changed. Tried combinations of multipliers and FSB. Increased QPI/VTT. Increased VCORE. Every time is spat out a BSOD Code, I tried to correct it following the list and still regardless nothing was changed.

Is it possible that the CPU isn't very overclockable or is it the motherboard that's the culprit?

Even tried various of peoples' settings online, that were recommended to others troubleshooting. Nothing seems to work.

Specs:
eVGA X58 SLI3
i7-960
Corsair Vengeance 12GB (CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9)
Corsair H80i

Any ideas?

Thanks.

EDIT: If needed I can screenshot all the current settings in the Bios, if it will help.
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 4/3/13 at 9:20pm
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Yeah it does not look good for your friend. Do you have another board to try it out with? What is your Ram Clocked at?
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Yeah it does not look good for your friend. Do you have another board to try it out with? What is your Ram Clocked at?

Don't believe so, but I know the eVGA board is not helping in the slightest (Ram is @ 1600MHz).
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