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Can someone please direct me to a step by step process for overclocking my processor. I have never attempted to OC and I would like to follow exact directions to overclock my Intel i7 930 2.8GHz.

From the research I've done, this should be the only adjustment I will need to make to have my computer dominate. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    
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First, go into your computer's BIOS When you first boot up the computer, it will give an option to enter it either SETUP or BIOS) And look around for FSB manipulation or change or Coltage control/ something of the sort. If it has these options, come back and tell us.
    
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There are some good guides on youtube,just dont take notice of the noobs telling you to set fsb and multi at level immediatly required to hit your target speed.you need to go slowly,each chip is different,raise fsb in 5 or 10 increments each time before testing with Prime95 and maybe a favorite game,see how far you can go stable without touching voltage.When you need to up voltage go up by the minimum your board will allow each time and test after each.At this stage more voltage means more heat,use monitoring eg,speedfan to watch temps while stressing cpu.As long as you set a barrier for your temps,i.e not above your cpu's reccomended then you will be fine,and dont copy insane voltages just because someone else has,ideally you never want to go above 1.50v on v-core,especially till you confident and more sure of the process and the outcomes.

heres a link to a sensible video,thats basicly a walk through of the process-


Hope this helps,this was the video that helped me when i first started overclocking,it all made sense afterwards.
Edited by crossy82 - 2/4/11 at 12:40pm
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When I start up, it says BIOS version A11, Press F2 for setup.
Once I click F2 for setup, it says CMOS Setup Utility at top (not sure if that means anything)
I have options for:
-Power Management Setup
&
-Frequency Voltage Control
under this option I have:
Advance DRAM Config.
Overclock Config.
Overvoltage Config
Load Level 1 Config.

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Going beyond this point is my confusion. The video provided was pretty helpful but still not sure of my exact setup needs. Thanks again guys.
    
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This is the barrier you need to overcome,it seems confusing but its not,watch video until you sure its sunk in,take notes aswell if it helps.When you confident enough aim for small fsb increase,dont change anything else,as when you see it working you'll begin to understand,your safe,your not going to kill anything just watch temps and dont use extreme voltages.Once you've done this riase it a bit further or clear cmos and start again,the more you practice,even a small overclock,the more you realise its not dangerous or difficult.What helped me was reading every online guide i could find,taking notes,and learning the process for multiple processors,its all relatively the same principles,except the joke that is Sandy Bridge,lol.
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I assume you have single 120mm rad similar to a h50. Make sure you keep temps on check.
    
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Keep in mind, "FSB" Front Side Bus, is no longer in use for i7, the term is now BCLK or base clock. As others have mention: Start by increasing the BCLK in small increments, 5-10mhz and test each time, using Prime95 or LinX, IBT, OCCT, etc, any program that you prefer.

Lower your memory multiplier to 6x before you start, so you know that memory instability is not causing you problems.
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