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i7 950 overclock to MAX on water..

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hello guys,

i am a beginner in overclocking.
my first build is done and now i am ready to overclock..

i want to pull out the maximum of my i7 950 but first i want to achieve 4.0Ghz.

are these settings right? its just a start.

i have vengeance 12gb 1600 mhz 1.5v memory..
so the memory should be overclocked at around 1600mhz right? at 1.5v? and what about timings|? which timings should i use?
and what are save voltages for my vCore and QPI?

Edited by musi - 2/16/11 at 1:43am
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guys, i have overclocked it to 4.3 Ghz and the idle temps are great, i am now stability testing..
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Don't worry about the ram right now. First max your cpu overclock potential, make it stable and be careful about the core temps. Then you can think about the ram and your gtx580
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Originally Posted by musi View Post
hello guys,

i am a beginner in overclocking.
my first build is done and now i am ready to overclock..

i want to pull out the maximum of my i7 950 but first i want to achieve 4.0Ghz.

are these settings right? its just a start.

i have vengeance 12gb 1600 mhz 1.5v memory..
so the memory should be overclocked at around 1600mhz right? at 1.5v? and what about timings|? which timings should i use?
and what are save voltages for my vCore and QPI?
With 12 GB of ram (assuming that's a 6x2 GB kit) you'll have a somewhat harder time getting stable at very high frequencies. You'll definitely need higher QPI volts, and might want to up the ram voltage to 1.6/1.65v initially. For now, leave the ram at stock, or manually apply the rated timings if XMP hasn't already.

Most people try to stay below 1.375v CPU Vcore and 1.35v QPI voltage. On water, people tend to push higher.
    
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no the RAM is 3 times 4 GB..
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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