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Hello, I am new to Overclocking.

System Specs:
P6T Motherboard
X58 Chipset
Intel i7 920
Standard stock cooling
5GB BalistiX RAM

Settings I have tried via BIOS:
AI Overclock Tuner = Manual
BCLK Frequency = 160
DRAM Frequency = 1604
CPU Voltage = 1.225
QPI Voltage = 1.35
DRAM Bus Voltage = 1.65
SpeedStep = Disabled
PCI-E Frequency = 100
UCLK Frequency = Auto

With those settings, running RealTemp, and Prime95, the temp. jumps almost immediately to the 90's-99c. So I reverted back to default BIOS settings.

Default Settings:
Idle temp.: 57-60
Prime95 (Blend, 8 threads): 80-87

CPU-Z Screenshots:
CPU: http://b.imagehost.org/0196/cpuss.jpg
Memory: http://b.imagehost.org/0222/memss.jpg
SPD: http://d.imagehost.org/0275/spdss.jpg

I know I probably have to upgrade cooling for the CPU so I would like to know what you all would suggest in terms of the best (and cheapest, if possible, but not necessary, for intel i7 920) and anything else.

If more information is needed, please ask.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 6
Yeah, you need a cpu cooler.
1. Intel users love Prolimatech megahalems and noctua nhd14s. They are both great coolers but cost a bit high.
2. If you want to save space then you can look for Corsair H50/70 liquid coolers. (I love air cooling though)
3. To save some money, you can pick up a good second hand cooler. I believe I saw someone selling a Thor's Hammer (with two fans) somewhere in the Buy/Sell part in the forum. I use that cooler myself and can vouch for its potential.
    
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upgrade your heatsink 1st
    
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post #4 of 6
Is your CPU cooler seated correctly? Your stock temps are terrible.you'll probably want to have a look at how that's fitted.


Also, what multiplier were you using, those kinds of temps shouldn't result from such a small overclock.

Also, you need to change a couple of your settings, in fact that might be it, turn your QPI voltage down a touch, then reduce your QPI link speed and uncore speed to the lowest numerical values.
    
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If possible, from the information above in my original post, can someone point me out to a few possibilities for a good Heatsink+Fan for Overclocking on www.NCIX.com (it would be 1366 socket, intel i7 920) (Price doesn't matter).
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Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B---> http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...h&promoid=1276

Thor's Hammer---> http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Xigmatek

Noctua NH-D14---> http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=Noctua

H70 liquid cooler --> http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Corsair


They are listed in the order of my appreciation.
They are all great coolers. While choosing, pick the one you think would sit well inside your cabinet (i.e. wont interfere with the rams or things like that ).
Edited by leopold1985 - 1/1/11 at 12:00pm
    
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