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Hi Everyone, Rhett here.

I just built an i7 PC and want to try my hand at overclocking but don't really know where to start.
Read through a couple of guides and forums but feeling a little overwhelmed.
Any help or even someone who could point me in the right direction would be most appreciated.


New System Specs:
Intel i7 950 - 3.06GHz
6GBs DDR3 RAM - 1333 FSB 240pin
ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
nVidia GTX 285 1GB - Manli
1TB Hitachi HDD
V8 CPU Heatsink
Gigabyte Odin Power Supply 720W
HAF 932 Gaming Tower

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Your specs are almost exactly the same as the machine I built for my friend last week.

The first thing that I would do is run some test on the system at stock speeds so that I can see how well your cooler is working. You will need to download Prime95 and Coretemp / any other temp program you like to use. Write down your idle temps and 100% load temps after 30 min of Prime95.
With these numbers I can get an idea of where you should start.

I subed this thread so respond back and I'll help you out as best I can.
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Your specs are almost exactly the same as the machine I built for my friend last week.

The first thing that I would do is run some test on the system at stock speeds so that I can see how well your cooler is working. You will need to download Prime95 and Coretemp / any other temp program you like to use. Write down your idle temps and 100% load temps after 30 min of Prime95.
With these numbers I can get an idea of where you should start.

I subed this thread so respond back and I'll help you out as best I can.

Hey, thanks for the reply and sorry for the late response. (Surprise LAN at my place so I've been a li'l busy)

I downloaded Prime95 and ran it for 30 mins.

Idle Temps:
29
27
28
30

Cores @ 100% -Ram 75%:
75
70
72
74

(With my V8 set @ 'High')

This is the first PC I've built and I've never over-clocked before so I really appreciate the help.


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P.S. Holy crap at that speedtest!
Edited by d3210210 - 12/22/10 at 12:56pm
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A little hot for stock clocks, what is your vcore? If your not sure download cpu-z and while under load take a look at what it says for your voltage, or you can take a look at it in bios. You could over clock it some, but 80's is as high i'd go. I like to stay in the 70's, or lower if possible.
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