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Ok here is the thing.

I still have an old intel e8400 and after I read some threads on this forum I overclocked my first cpu. ^^ Damn it was a stressful and fun experience. I didn't break any records with the overclock seeing as its 3.5ghz running at 1.25v but I run the pc 24/7 and its on air cooling.(aftermarket cooler at least)

But now I will soon be getting a 2600k ^^ wow I cant w8.

So here is my question. I want to run the i7 at 3.8ghz. I know for you guys you dont even think thats an oc but seeing that the cpu is costing me a arm, leg and a kidny I need to play it save. I also have no experience with overclocking with any i7.

What vcore would work for a 3.8oc?
Is it better to leave turbo boost off?

Would it be best to leave the energy saving feature on or off? Can it effect the cpu if you leave it off because I know leaving it on would decrease the multip and also in turn decrease heat. But I always get the feeling that when your using applications your CPU is never at its peak performance just to save some energy.

I know this sounds really noobish but Im used to my old way of oc my e8400 and with this cpu comes allot of features that I dont know where to start at.

These are the other items Im getting with the cpu

Asus P8P67 EVO
Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB)
Zalman CNPS9900max

I know there is a awesome article here about overclocking the 2600k in detail, but I always find that its just for very high overclocks and I struggle to find any post and information regarding save and easy overclocks like 3.8ghz.

Would anyone maybe be so kind as to give me some information or even walkthrough on how to oc it to 3.8ghz?

Thank you for the replies(If I get some ^^)
I hope that it was a acceptable first post


Edit: Awe think I may have posted this in wrong section
Edited by Dviance - 1/12/11 at 3:34pm
post #2 of 6
What Power Supply and Video Card are you going with.

You should do some research of a Asus P8P67 EVO Overclock

Check out info about your board and overclocking it here

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

With that cooler, I would do a 38 X 10 muti with a 1.35 and work your way down .5 and run prime to test for stablity and monitor temps. That will give you 3.8 and 1.35 volts should be over kill for 1.35 so it would be ideal to work down to get lower temps on air

IF 1.35 isn't stable just work your way up.

There is a OC guide you should check out
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=264847
http://91.121.148.119/downloads/PDF/...e_OC_Guide.pdf
post #3 of 6
Another OC guide. Do a search around this site a lot of helpful stuff here

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...rclocking.html
post #4 of 6
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Well this is not going to be a total new build, more like a upgrade. I would still be using my Coolermaster 650W powersupply and Geforce 275gtx. Yeah I know my 3dcard is way underpowered for this CPU but I will be getting a new one at end of this year.

Thanks again for all the friendly replies
post #5 of 6
If ur playing it safe use the turbo which gives you 3.8ghz.
it might also have a autooverclock function, meaning, you activate a program that auto overclocks the cpu for you to around 4.2ghz.
One press of a button more or less.

cant be easier.
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Originally Posted by flopper View Post
If ur playing it safe use the turbo which gives you 3.8ghz.
it might also have a autooverclock function, meaning, you activate a program that auto overclocks the cpu for you to around 4.2ghz.
One press of a button more or less.

cant be easier.

The problem I have with using a software program for the overclocking is that when I oc my e8400 I couldn't get over 3.3ghz as the program upped my vcore to 1.34v. When I manually changed the vcore to 1.2v it worked. Then I could get 3.5 very easy with minimum voltage.




But If I understand correctly.

I should not touch the base ratios and just increase each core independently to 38 I think.

Still dont know what vcore I should use thou
Edited by Dviance - 1/12/11 at 4:10pm
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