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i7 920 D0..how far should I overclock??

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hi guys...i have i7 920 revision d0 with akasa venom medusa and 1600MHz ram....how far can i overclock?
post #2 of 6
A solid 3.2-3.5Ghz.

Its going to get hot, though.
 
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When gaming 3.6 to 3.8ghz is fine, beyond that your wont see any benefits unless you run cpu benchmarks like superPI.
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How far depends on the chip, 4.0Ghz was a general goal for most 920 d0 depending on cooling, 4.2ghz + was doable for nicely binned chips.
    
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post #5 of 6
As far as your chip lets you (temps and volts) if you need the performance increase. If you don't need the performance then I wouldn't bother because when you start pushing X58 chips the power consumption goes through the roof after about 3.6Ghz.
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3.8 gives you a solid performance increase without pushing to the max. It keeps your temps a little lower and is usually easier to get stable.
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