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Before I explain my "Situation" I'll give you my CPU Details:
Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.80 GHz (Default)
RAM - 8GB DDR3 1022 speed.

Right, I'm kind of a noob when coming to overclocking, I understand what it is (I've overclocked phones before ), but I've never gotten round to learning about Overclocking for my PC. I've had my rig for over a year now and the specs are still recent in some terms. So, I checked a guide online named "Overclocking i7 for Beginners" put all the correct settings in (So I thought). rebooted download CPU-z, Prime 95 & Core Temp. Ran all of them to check the temparature of my CPU when running the stress test.
Attempt 1: Instantly got a screen freeze to BSoD when running Prime 95.

I then, upped the CPU Voltage a little (As it said in the guide).
Attempt 2: Prime 95 stress test was running for 30 mins then BSoD.
Attempt 3: Upped the CPU Voltage, now according to Core Temp, my CPU is over 80% temperature.
So, I gave in, went to default.

I don't have any sort of "cooling" system other than a standard heat sink (My case cools it enough, top end Coolermaster).
I want it at least 3.6 GHz to make it stable and a little faster.
Could you guys give me pointers?
Havving issues here.
Thanks in advance.
If possible a guide on overclocking slightly to get me on my way?
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What do you mean by "top end cooler master"?
You are gong to want something better than stock if you want to go from 2.8 - 3.6. Have you tried upping the clock speed instead of just bumping the VPU voltage in between attempts? I had a chart i don't know where it is but basically the clock speed is increased dramatically when you increase the clock speed vs just upping the voltage.
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forget everything about this tutorial for i7....it's simpler than it seems (but can be a pain in the ass).
u have to change 3 settings:
1- multiplier
2 - bclk
3 - QPI voltage
number 1 and 2 are responsible for CPU frequency, and RAM frequency
So, if you put 200(bclk) and 20 on multiplier, the CPU frequency will be equal to 4.0Ghz...
get it?
But bclk still be a manager for RAM frequency, so if you don't wanna to over the RAM, reduce it at it's own settings.
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Originally Posted by NitrozK View Post
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hi member #861 , welcome to OCN

If we knew your MB etc it might help?

try here first oc from scratch>
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...g-scratch.html
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hi member #861 , welcome to OCN

If we knew your MB etc it might help?

try here first oc from scratch>
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...g-scratch.html
Cheers mate, I will try the settings you posted in the thread above and perform a few stress tests, see if it is stable.
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