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I am new to overclocking and to this website as well so I apologize ahead of time for any mistakes I make in this post or forum.. I am looking to overclock my i7 930 CPU to maybe 3.5+ghz. It is set to 2.8 right now stock.

Speccy details: http://gyazo.com/623190e2c856070886508213603cc838.png

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231485

Mobo info: http://gyazo.com/04eb7be595a16839cf56aff74709f766.png

CPU info: http://gyazo.com/2b8de82f30472e1a9fcee27abdd52057.png



I have liquid cooling in my case as well. Can you guys help me overclock? if you need any more information please feel free to ask on this thread. ty.
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I would recommend using this guide. It's what I used to get my 930 to 3.9.

http://www.overclock.net/t/538439/guide-to-overclocking-the-core-i7-920-or-930-to-4-0ghz
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I would recommend using this guide. It's what I used to get my 930 to 3.9.

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

+1 to this, overclocking on X58 is a bit more difficult than other platforms, but this guide is pretty straight forward.
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+1 to this, overclocking on X58 is a bit more difficult than other platforms, but this guide is pretty straight forward.
Totally disagree, I'm more old school (core 2 and 1st gen i7) X58 is super easy to overclock. Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (what you have) made it stupid easy. Nehalem likes to be cold (watercooling is ideal). I had a 930 and a i3 530. Those chips are WAY more fun to overclock than my 3750k.
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Totally disagree, I'm more old school (core 2 and 1st gen i7) X58 is super easy to overclock. Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (what you have) made it stupid easy. Nehalem likes to be cold (watercooling is ideal). I had a 930 and a i3 530. Those chips are WAY more fun to overclock than my 3750k.

I never said it wasn't fun. I have had more fun overclocking my i7 920, i7 960, and Core 2 Duo's than my 3570k. X58 has some variables (multipliers and Turbo) that look scary when you are first getting into overclocking, but are very easy to get the hang of.
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What do you guys think I could overclock to?
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What do you guys think I could overclock to?

It depends on the chip you have. I was able to get to about 3.5 on mine with no voltage increases. Even 3.8 was pretty easy. Getting to 4.0 took too much voltage so I settled on 3.9. I think most of the 930's should be able to hit at least 3.5.
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depending on how good your chip is 4.2 is good if you got a CLC- at least a decent AIR cooler
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