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hi all i have never overclocked in my life and wouldnt know where to start lol. I really want to overclock my system to 3.3ghz but have no idea how and am not farmiliar with hi spec computers as mine was a birthday gift would appreciate any help thanx alot guys
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start by reading some overclocking guides on your CPU.....firnd of mine has his 920 at 4.3Ghz i think as it sits right now.....

looks like you have a good enough cpu cooler to handle a lil heat lol


http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ng-thread.html
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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post
start by reading some overclocking guides on your CPU.....firnd of mine has his 920 at 4.3Ghz i think as it sits right now.....

looks like you have a good enough cpu cooler to handle a lil heat lol


http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ng-thread.html
Yep and there is a bit of info you need to read about your board. Being the model it is you'll have absolutely no trouble finding that.

A few quick tips.

1: Voltage = heat, the less you can run stable with the better
2: Despite some ppls beliefs, frequency also causes heat, but at no where near the same exchange rate. Typically it takes more voltage to run a higher freq. This is because even electricity has kinetic properties. The faster you run it through the more you need to keep it fed.
3: Find your chip's maximum safe voltage and stay a few clicks below it no matter what, unless your willing to risk chip degradation.
4: FSB freq x multi = CPU freq. IE. 133 x 22 = 2926 MHz
5: Start with your multi, IE. 133 * 23 = 3059 See, easy speed...
6: Take small steps in about 5 MHz at a time @ a particular voltage until it becomes unstable.
7: Back off to get stable or increase volts as per overhead.

Keep in mind this is just to give you the general idea. I am by no means an expert, but I have managed some mean overclocks. You will have to find out more on your own. There is your QPI chipset voltage that may need to increase if v-core does not help. There is also your QPI data rate to consider. RAM timings, Chip set temps, core temps, mem temps, memory voltage. Even your memory has a multiplyer to determine its speed.

In short, if you've never OCed, do what the smart ones have done in the past read, read, read, and then read for a few more months and you'll get it. Its a gratifying hobby. Good luck.
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thanks alot for the advice i really appreciate it ill get reading now lol thanx again
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Start here bud. Very easy to understand



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