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Dear Forum members,

I'm overclocking my old pc because i wan't some more power out of it.
I play mostly battlefield 4.

Hardware:
Videocard: ATI Radeon 6970 2GB
Processor: Intel Core I7 920 2.66 GH
Cooling CPU: Scythe Mugen 2
Mainboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB
Soundcard: SupremeFX X-Fi (Onboard)
PSU: Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 630 W

I used this guide to overclock my i7 920: http://forum.computerlounge.co.nz/yaf_postst322_Asus-Rampage-II-Extreme---Overclocking-Guide.aspx

With these settings:
Settings for 3.6 GHz or 3600 MHz – possible on nearly every chip.

Ai Overclock Tuner - Manual
CPU Ratio Setting – 20
DRAM Frequency – either 1440 or 1800, whichever is closest to the original operating frequency of your RAM
Intel Speedstep Tech - Disabled
Intel Turbo Mode Tech - Disabled
QPI Frequency – 180
PCIE Frequency - 100
UCLK Frequency - Auto
QPI Link Data Rate - Auto
DRAM Timing Control – Set this to be the Timings of your specific RAM, i.e. 9-9-9-26. This setting is done in order, first setting 9, second 9, third 9, fourth 26.
EPU II Phase Control - Full Phase
CPU Voltage – 1.2v – 1.3v, start at 1.3v and stress test, then decrease and retest stability.
CPU PLL Voltage - Auto
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage - Auto
IOH Voltage - Auto
IOH PCIE Voltage - Auto
ICH Voltage - Auto
ICH PCIE Voltage - Auto
DRAM Bus Voltage - Auto
Load-Line Calibration – Enabled
CPU Differential Amplitude – Auto
CPU Clock Skew – Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum – Auto
IOH Clock Skew – Auto

I'm stress testing it now with prime95 and I get hardware failure warnings.

I setted my Dram timing on: 9-9-9-24 (stock setting: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML16GX3M4A1600C9-Vengeance-Profile-Performance/dp/B0058J1QII)

Dram speed: 1443 mHz (1800 gives BSOD)

Temps:
65 - 69 with prime95

Can someone with more experience guide me to a stable overclock?

(if you need some more info plz ask)
Edited by joostnl - 11/24/13 at 6:25am
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Originally Posted by joostnl View Post

Dear Forum members,

I'm overclocking my old pc because i wan't some more power out of it.
I play mostly battlefield 4.

Hardware:
Videocard: ATI Radeon 6970 2GB
Processor: Intel Core I7 920 2.66 GH
Mainboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB
Soundcard: SupremeFX X-Fi (Onboard)
PSU: Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 630 W

I used this guide to overclock my i7 920: http://forum.computerlounge.co.nz/yaf_postst322_Asus-Rampage-II-Extreme---Overclocking-Guide.aspx

With these settings:
Settings for 3.6 GHz or 3600 MHz – possible on nearly every chip.

Ai Overclock Tuner - Manual
CPU Ratio Setting – 20
DRAM Frequency – either 1440 or 1800, whichever is closest to the original operating frequency of your RAM
Intel Speedstep Tech - Disabled
Intel Turbo Mode Tech - Disabled
QPI Frequency – 180
PCIE Frequency - 100
UCLK Frequency - Auto
QPI Link Data Rate - Auto
DRAM Timing Control – Set this to be the Timings of your specific RAM, i.e. 9-9-9-26. This setting is done in order, first setting 9, second 9, third 9, fourth 26.
EPU II Phase Control - Full Phase
CPU Voltage – 1.2v – 1.3v, start at 1.3v and stress test, then decrease and retest stability.
CPU PLL Voltage - Auto
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage - Auto
IOH Voltage - Auto
IOH PCIE Voltage - Auto
ICH Voltage - Auto
ICH PCIE Voltage - Auto
DRAM Bus Voltage - Auto
Load-Line Calibration – Enabled
CPU Differential Amplitude – Auto
CPU Clock Skew – Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum – Auto
IOH Clock Skew – Auto

I'm stress testing it now with prime95 and I get hardware failure warnings.

I setted my Dram timing on: 9-9-9-24 (stock setting: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML16GX3M4A1600C9-Vengeance-Profile-Performance/dp/B0058J1QII)

Can someone with more experience guide me to a stable overclock?

(if you need some more info plz ask)

if you can upgrade GPU that will get you a bit more juice

the first gen i7's are still pretty good

you could run 7970 on your system with ultra settings stable 40-90 fps
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Thanks will read that.. I forgot to mention my memory speed is set to: 1443 mHZ (on 1800 i get a BSOD)
Update my sig.. Bought some upgrades more then a year ago.
Edited by joostnl - 11/24/13 at 6:22am
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With prime i get the errors:

[Sun Nov 24 16:52:09 2013]
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
[Sun Nov 24 17:02:34 2013]
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.498046875, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!

were is the stress.txt?
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