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Asus Fomula III + I7-950 + first OC attempt

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Hey Guys,

This is my first time owning a REAL system with some actual chance to OC.

I have done some research looking at OC options and had a look around the BIOS but come to the issue of "What if i do something wrong and blow the board" as all first timers think...

I was hoping i would be able to get someone to fill the spoon for me and hand it over as i would like to get some good knowledge on the OC side of things. (I know PC hardware but never tinkered as deep as BIOS OC)

I played around in the BIOS and changed some of the main settings around so the CPU @ 4 but didn’t even try actually using this...

I have read alot of the major threads regarding OC's but i cant seem ti find the settings that match and just hope i could get some advise








So i was hoping to seek some expert advice from the great minds i have seen around here

System Details

ASUS Rampage III Formula
Intel I7-950
Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3
Corsair H70 Cooler

Just need some help on where to start testing and where to recommend upping to find the stable settings...

Also if I'm in the wrong section point me where to go
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post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
OK after some testing and playing around i was able to run the following



After running Prime at these settings and keeping the temp below 80c it looks like this will be my current summer temp being at aprox 75-77c during the tests...

Based on the average room temp @ 25-30c i think that might be the best option...

Any feedback regarding the temps at all? Might need to improving my cooling air-flow if i hope to keep this up
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i7-950 Asus Rampage III Formula Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Corsair F120gb SSD 
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LG GGC-H20L Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2333 Razer Lycosa 
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post #3 of 6
Use 23x multi. It works better on the 950. 23x175 for a 4ghz is really easy with that setup. I have that combo sitting in the corner. 23x183 4.2ghz and 23x191 4.4ghz.

I was using 23x191.
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
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Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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post #4 of 6
Here's the bios shot's from my 4.4ghz settings.

These settings mite not work for you but it's somewhere for you to start

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4790K @ 5ghz 1.350v 75c max load temps Asus Maximus VI Formula Evga Gtx Titan X @ 1500mhz / 7800mhz +112mv EK Acetal / Nickel / Nickel back plate 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Thermaltake Core X9 custom painted Red and Black Logitech G602 Wireless Corsair Aluminum Core 2 sided  Bose Companion 5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4790K @ 5ghz 1.350v 75c max load temps Asus Maximus VI Formula Evga Gtx Titan X @ 1500mhz / 7800mhz +112mv EK Acetal / Nickel / Nickel back plate 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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Thermaltake Core X9 custom painted Red and Black Logitech G602 Wireless Corsair Aluminum Core 2 sided  Bose Companion 5 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info,

What sorta temps to you get under prime with that?

With the settings i had it was coming close to 80c (As said its summer so not alot of cool air to throw around )
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i7-950 Asus Rampage III Formula Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Corsair F120gb SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG GGC-H20L Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2333 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX-850 Fractle Define R3 Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Razer Galiathus 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
i7-950 Asus Rampage III Formula Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Corsair F120gb SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG GGC-H20L Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2333 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX-850 Fractle Define R3 Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Razer Galiathus 
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post #6 of 6
Damn, powerful cpu uve got there



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