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noober I7-950OC HELP PLEASE

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Hello guys I have never OC before and just got my system built(first one) a few nights ago without any problems What is the easiest way to dive right into OC without messing with a bunch of stuff in the bios? Im finding it hard to follow on some of these guides(noob factor showing)I would be happy with getting it to like a 3.5-3.6 starting out and then maybe tooling with stuff later on to get to 4 and maybe higher. Im running a I7-950 with a Sabertooth X58 board and 24gb of ram 1333 with 9-9-9-24 timing(got it for a great price and I edit videos alot)Thank you guys in advance..will go home with the advice you give me and test it out tonight and post shots of benchmarks before and after.
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post #2 of 13
24GB of RAM? What video-editing software needs 24GB of RAM?

Also, if you're only hoping for 3.5-3.6GHz, you could just leave setting on auto and just up the base clock.
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I do some video editing for local area bands(music videos) I can do that but have no clue where to start off with OC lol
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Samsung EVO 250GB SSD & 2 1TB Black Western Dig... Lite-On LightScribe Corsair H80 liquid cooling  Windows 7 64bit 
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post #4 of 13
Not sure how far you are going to get with 24GB of ram, you arew running 6 sticks right ? typically the more ram you have the harder it is to OC.

but like he said, start with the bclk.
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post #5 of 13
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Yep 6 sticks.Ok so just start with the BCLK and that's it?after I push it then run a few tests on Prime?
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Samsung EVO 250GB SSD & 2 1TB Black Western Dig... Lite-On LightScribe Corsair H80 liquid cooling  Windows 7 64bit 
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post #6 of 13
Check out this guide

And I strongly advise you to not do the quick and dirty method, take the time and do it rght and you will have a OC requiring lower volts all around.

Also I find Intel Burn Test to be better when you are first starting out as it usually roots out errors in a pass or two that can take 15-20 min in Prime.

Let us know how you progress.

Edit - if you are just going for 3.6-3.8 you can try to find out your stock VID and then set that manually in BIOS and put the bclk at 180. Most chips can do 3.6 on stock volts.
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Intel burn test download tonight=check
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Itel Core I7-950@3.9 ASUS Sabertooth X58 GTX 780 Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 24GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 250GB SSD & 2 1TB Black Western Dig... Lite-On LightScribe Corsair H80 liquid cooling  Windows 7 64bit 
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by avp2007 View Post
Intel burn test download tonight=check
Make sure that you set it to "max" memory and you use 8 threads. After that rinse and repeat.

Cheat sheet - 101 BSOD - increase Vcore
124 BSOD - increase qpi/vtt (although it can mean decrease)
post #9 of 13
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Well I started off OC the i7-950 and just messed with the BLK and moved that up to 155 and didn't mess with anything else.I ran prime last night for over 9hrs without any errors or problems at 3.58Ghz with temps at the highest at 70c.Does that sound about right with the temp?Do I just keep upping the BLK until the computer says no way man that's enough?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Itel Core I7-950@3.9 ASUS Sabertooth X58 GTX 780 Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 24GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 250GB SSD & 2 1TB Black Western Dig... Lite-On LightScribe Corsair H80 liquid cooling  Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
27inch LCD 1080 Corsair 850W Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 Full tower 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Itel Core I7-950@3.9 ASUS Sabertooth X58 GTX 780 Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Edition 24GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 250GB SSD & 2 1TB Black Western Dig... Lite-On LightScribe Corsair H80 liquid cooling  Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
27inch LCD 1080 Corsair 850W Gold Cooler Master HAF 932 Full tower 
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post #10 of 13
To be honest you really should be setting a manual voltage - take a look at the guide in my sig. Some MB's when on auto give you WAAAAY too much voltage than you should need for the OC. I know it looks daunting and getting BSOD's is scary but take your time and do it right the first time and trust me you will be happy in the end.

I used to have a quick and dirty OC to 3.8 and now I can run 3.8 with almost .15 less volts. I doesn't sound like much but my temp went down about 10c.....
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