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Utilizing my sig equipment I thought it would be easy-breezy to OC to 3.2GHz by utilizing the Smart6 software associated with the motherboard. O'Contrar, anything past 3GHZ and it fails; what is wrong here? I do not want to buy the i7 960 to get 3.2GHz, help me save my money!!
    
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Have you read through this guide? Any chip should do 3.2ghz with ease.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html
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With an H50 and an i7 I'd shoot for 3.6GHz minimum. Is it a D0 stepping?
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With an H50 and an i7 I'd shoot for 3.6GHz minimum. Is it a D0 stepping?
How do I determine if it is or isn't? I am a noobie ya-know
    
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With an H50 and an i7 I'd shoot for 3.6GHz minimum. Is it a D0 stepping?


My stepping is C0/C1
    
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Firstly ouch!

Secondly, never use software or motherboard auto setting in the bios to overclock.

It just doesn't work, my first overclock I used an auto software to go to 3.6GHz and it set my V-Core to 1.4v - I nearly shat myself (guide I had read at that point said not to go over 1.25v - not that that's right either, you can go over 1.25v and not destroy your computer, but at the time it put the fear of god in me and I vowed never to use automated overclocks ever again).



Anyway, the link to a guide from CryWin is exactly what I would have suggested.

Only thing I would add is that being a C0/C1 chip, there is a good chance you will require a higher Voltage to be fully stable compared to a D0 Chip, but that's not the end of the world, in fact for a 3.2GHz OC, you might not even notice it.
    
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Understood, understood and definitely understood!
    
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I have a page in my notebook where I keep my voltages written down if you'd like I can take a pic of it. We have the same cpu and motherboard so there shouldn't be any problems.
Edit: Your going to have to read guide in case anything goes wrong though.
    
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