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So far I got my i7 975 oc to 3.7 on my new ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 Motherboard. I would like to go a little higher to 4.0. I have just used the multiplier to get to the 3.7. I have 6gb of crucal 1600mhz ram and a H 50 RAD. I upgraded to the latest bios .
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Anyone ? What kind of numbers should I start with.Please.
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Don't think that overclock is just multiplier and....woah!! higher clocks!
For higher frequencies, u shall raise CPU voltage, and bclk (who controls ram clocks too.)
I can't give you numbers, cause every OC is unique.
i can give you approximately values.

20 multiplier
200bclk
i think you'll need 1.4V (or less)
don't let your ram go further than 2000Mhz, otherwise you will have to play with some more voltages
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OK...Goog news after playing around with the bios I got it to 4.2 and change. Very happy with that. Now whats the best and easy way to check it for stability.Key word here is easy.

Thanks vsmith.
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Download Prime95 and run a blend test for a couple hours. That's usually a good indication that you're in the ballpark. Of course, the tricky part with overclocking is that even if you use all this benchmarking/testing software, your system could BSOD out of the blue while surfing.

Prime95 can be downloaded here: [url]http://files.extremeoverclocking.com...5f20c454fd87a7[/url]

Good luck! thumb.gif
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