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own Taiwanese technical marketing dude, Hicookie, has created a very in-depth guide which explains how to overclock an Intel Core i7 920 processor all the way up to 4GHz.

Since it is GIGABYTE marketing material, naturally a GA-X58 Extreme motherboard is used. It starts by telling you which parts you need, how to setup and prepare the system for overclocking and much more.

If you are new to Core i7 overclocking, and let’s face it, pretty much all of us are still, it is well worth the read.

You can grab the guide here (PDF).
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hmm, nice find! rep+
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post #3 of 34
I was expecting some half assed guide with very vague instructions but gigabyte did a pretty good job with this. +rep for a nice find (rep # 2527 for you ) but i think you missed he news section .
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Best i7 overclocking guide I have seen yet, and it does not just apply to gigabyte boards.
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I've always liked Gigabyte for being a straight-forward, no gimmicks manufacturer.

I congratulate you Gigabyte! (except for the Lego-coloured motherboards!)
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Originally Posted by jinja_ninja View Post
I've always liked Gigabyte for being a straight-forward, no gimmicks manufacturer.

I congratulate you Gigabyte! (except for the Lego-coloured motherboards!)
amen to that!

I hate those ugly colors... but they make good motherboards no doubt
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Excellent find!
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post #8 of 34
Isn't the max QPI voltage 1.35?!

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VTTA
Voltage for the analog portion of the integrated
memory controller, QPI link and Shared Cache
with respect to VSS
— 1.35 V 3
VTTD
Voltage for the digital portion of the integrated
memory controller, QPI link and Shared Cache
with respect to VSS
— 1.35
page 22: http://download.intel.com/design/pro...hts/320834.pdf
Edited by gooddog - 12/12/08 at 6:47am
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post #9 of 34
gooddog, I dont know, thought it was the same as the ``old`` 45nm's.

But I have to ask you one thing, why are you using a I7 965 and a 9600GT? Aint that a ``small`` cpu overkill for that card?
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gooddog, I dont know, thought it was the same as the ``old`` 45nm's.

But I have to ask you one thing, why are you using a I7 965 and a 9600GT? Aint that a ``small`` cpu overkill for that card?

I am not a hard core gamer...not even soft core

I got the 965 since I do a lot of video and image processing. The card is fine for that use.

Secondly, I like my rig quiet, so I got a card without a fan.


On the voltage, I must have read something wrong or am picking up the wrong voltage, but I thought QPI voltage was what they were referring to. On my OC's I never went anywhere near 1.5, so I hope I read something wrong in the Intel docs.
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