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All my stuff came today (except for the mobo), and its awesome. Didn't expect the heatsink to be so huge! I also got a D0 i7. But while I was looking at everything together I realized something was missing. I had in my cart thermal compound but Newegg didn't tell me it went out of stock right before I ordered. So I'll have to wait for monday for the motherboard, and then sometime next week for the thermal compound, . Is there anything you guys recommend or suggest I can do in the meantime? Also where can I put those stickers that came with some products?

I might take some pictures later.

Thanks!
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The only thing to really do in the meantime is read up on overclocking and look through the manual online.

Manual: Here then Downloads then Manual.

How to get to 4.0ghz on a Core i7 920

Other than that I find reading through other people's threads where they ask for help overclocking their 920 is the best way to learn. For instance, things I've learned in the last few days is that the Core i7 920 is stock at 20x multiplier with a base clock of 133mhz and if Turbo mode is enabled the multiplier will jump to 21x on one core for a short period of time. What I didn't know was that on our motherboard we can bypass the Turbo mode and actually just set the multiplier to 21x at all times on all cores. Our new stock is 2.793ghz, just because we have the RIIE.

Things I've already known is that Loadline Calibration (LLC for short) is good to have on as it keeps the vcore(CPU Voltage) stable even under load. Adding vcore will add stability to higher clocks, but it also increases temperatures. So the best way you are going to go about overclocking is setting LLC to Enabled and setting the voltages at stock, but not on auto. Then increase the base clock by about 5mhz. This has increased your CPU speed by 105mhz, but also realize that this has increased your RAM speed. You want to keep your ram right around stock to start with (Do not overclock the CPU and the RAM at the same time. It creates alot of headaches). You may even consider running the RAM lower than stock just to keep it out of the equation. In windows, run LinX for 10 passes on All Memory. If it passes, then increase you Base Clock by another 5mhz (CPU speed increased by another 105mhz). However, if it failed add one notch (0.00625v) to your vcore and retest. If it continues to fail keep adding one notch until it passes. If you just keep adding and nothing is helping, then come back here and we'll help you out (More than likely you'll need to increase QPI Pll voltage). You keep this process going of slowly increasing the base clock(making sure that you are keeping the ram speed low) and testing for stability with LinX. Eventually, you will find a point where either you are just happy with your overclock, the temps are becoming unreasonable (80C+), or you have reached 1.45v (This probablly won't happen); then you are done overclocking the CPU and you can raise your ram speed to stock...then retest for stability. If it fails, then most likely you need to increase QPI Pll voltage. If it passes, then try overclocking your ram speed and see if it continues to pass LinX, but do not raise the DRam voltage above 1.65v (1.65XXX is fine but try not to go much above 1.66v). Once you can't increase the ram speed any higher (It might be that you can't raise it at all), then try tightening the timings....once you get there just let us know and we can help you out with that a little more.


Once you are completely done overclocking, I like to run prime95 on Small FTTs for 12hrs just to rule out any other problems.
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post #83 of 125
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K. I'll definitely do that tomorrow and maybe start tonight. I'm also trying to figure out cable management at the moment.

Also can I install the psu and connect the fans to the appropriate plugs to see what it all looks and sounds like?

Thanks
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post #84 of 125
Without the mobo, you would have to trick start the PSU with a paper clip. I've personally never done it; I just know it can be done. Installing the PSU is ussually one of the first things to do so yes you can go ahead and install the PSU.
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post #85 of 125
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Ok thanks, I just installed the PSU. I think I'll stay away from trick starting it, sounds dangerous.
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post #86 of 125
It's mostly used for testing watercooling systems for leak testing. I have a plug that does it for me, but it's not worth buying. See towel testing. For your use, I wouldn't bother.

Oh something I just thought of: When you go to put your computer together remember to put the ram in slots 2,4,and 6 (From left to right). I spent a good half hour trying to figure out why I wasn't getting a picture at post and it was because my ram was in slots 1 and 3.
Edited by ChickenInferno - 8/28/09 at 7:28pm
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post #87 of 125
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K thanks! Call me stupid, but I can't figure out this nvidia free gift coupon. I went to the website they show on the coupon card, www.nzone.com, and it appears I can't add it to cart. Anyone else know how this all works. It says to use the promo code once I added the game to the cart, but I can't seem to add the game to my cart on nzone.

Thanks again!

I just noticed my heatsink came with some thermal paste. Can I use that or should I wait for the Artic Silver?
Edited by BubbaJim - 8/29/09 at 8:47am
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post #88 of 125
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I just checked the tracking information on the motherboard coming from CA, and last I checked it said it was in transit from Kentucky to Massachusetts. Now it says this:

UPS INTERNAL ACTIVITY / FORWARDED TO THE FACILITY IN THE DESTINATION CITY[X]CERRITOS, CA, US

Are they sending it back to California? Please tell me this is just an error in the tracking info, : (.

EDIT: I think it might be wrong, because the estimated date of delivery is still Monday.
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I've seen with UPS that they send it all over the country a few times before it finally gets to you. I think it was CyberDruid who had the story where he ordered an item from a store about 50 miles away and UPS sent it over 1000miles away before he finally got it.

If UPS is still showing Monday as the estimated delivery, then on Monday if you don't have it I would call UPS and ask, but I'm betting it will still show on Monday.
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post #90 of 125
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Alright, well I'll just see what happens. Also can I use the thermal paste that came with my heatsink? Or is OCZ Freeze/Artic Silver 5 that much better?

Thanks again!
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