Originally Posted by Oleh
I am Interested in Overclocking my i7 950. I know I have sufficient cooling. I've never overclocked before. I've read a lot of articles on how to overclock, but have had a hard time understanding them. My goal is 3.6 GHz - 3.8 GHz. Can anyone help me out?
I have the same chip and motherboard. Boot into the bios by pressing the del key as the computer boots up. Change only what I tell you and leave everything else alone -
Under AI Tweaker-
AI Overclock - change to manual.
CPU Ratio Setting - change to 21.
Intel speedStep Tech - change to disabled
TurboMode Tech - change to disabled
BcLK Frequency - change to 180
CPU Voltage control - change to manual
CPU voltage - change to 1.29
DRAM Bus Voltage - Look up your RAM and set this to the voltage the specs say to run the ram at.
Load-Line Calibration - change to enabled
Under Advanced tab-
C1E Support - change to disabled.
All done. Make sure you EXIT AND SAVE the bios and don't accidentally exit and discard changes.
Once the computer is up, run intelburn on veryhigh settings for 10 passes. If it passes that, run prime95 on blend for 12 to 24 hours. If it passes those you can try to bump your CPU voltage down a notch at a time and re-run each test until it fails then go back up to the nest highest known good voltage. Or you can keep it how it is.