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just built a computer, looking to overclock, but don't know where to start

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hey, i just built an intel i7 860 system, and i was looking into overclocking.

thing is, I've searched the internet looking for some sort of tutorial to help me get started, but couldn't find anything.

I have no idea where to start, obviously you can adjust your speed in the BIOS, but how do i make sure that I don't fry my cpu by putting it through too much stress.

thanks in advace

-quinn
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It's all right here my friend,and welcome!!
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There are quite a few guides here. Look on the intel cpus section. Theres bound to be something. The way I overclocked my i7 920 was I increased the bclk by 10 (210mhz, but I don't know what multiplier the i7 860 uses) and check for stability for six hours in prime95. If the test fails increase the cpu voltage by 0.025v until it is stable in prime95. When you hit a max comfortable voltage, run prime95 for 12 or so hours.
    
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okay, what is prime95, and what is a "max comfortable voltage"
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Prime 95 is a stress testing tool for overclocking. Here is the guide I used for overclocking the i7 920. http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html I'm not sure if this is the same for the i7 860, but it should work.

Edit: What I mean by max comfortable voltage is what ever tempature you feel safe for your cpu. Try to keep the voltage below 1.375v and the tempature below 85-90c. Also, fill in your singnature with your build specs. Go to user control panel, add system, and fill it in.
Edited by Willanhanyard - 6/10/10 at 7:37pm
    
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