Originally Posted by thecookmaster
can anyone give me any specs how i can reach 3.8 Ghz or over on a I7 C0 aircooled, please. I'm kind of new to overclocking but know most of the terms. I would like to not reach over 80 degrees in prime95 or OCCT. And i need it to be pretty stable since I'm going to start folding almost 24/7. Any suggestions?
Ok here's what you should do.
Set everything to defaults in your BIOS. Set your multiplier to the lowest for the memory, and then to double that for the uncore (should be the lowest BIOS allows). Now turn off the power management functions of your CPU.
Increase your base clock by 5 MHz and boot into windows. Run Prime 95 for 5 minutes. If it passes and doesn't go over 85C, then restart and increase your base clock another 5MHz.
When you get a BSOD, you should read what it says at the top. If it says an uncorrectable hardware error... increase your VTT a little bit. If it says a CPU clock cycle blah blah, then increase your VCore.
You should disable automatic rebooting on BSOD so you can read what it says. Go to properties in my computer then advanced system settings then startup and recovery. Uncheck the box that says "automatically restart."
If you need any more help with these instructions, just PM me. I did exactly that and am sitting at 4.4GHz stable, so there's not much else to it.
Also, remember to set your ram to run at its stock voltage, and also for the IOH/ICH i/o to run at that same voltage. You can also specifiy your ram timings in the BIOS, but I would leave that until you get stable.