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Hey all. Well I finally did it. I purchased an i7-960 and an Asus P6X58D-E board. Making the switch from AMD to Intel. Not so much for lack of confidence in Intel but more boredom and the need for something new.

So anyways in light of this swap, I had a coupe questions when it comes to OC'ing Intel. Number one, whats a safe max voltage on air for Intel? With AMD its usually 1.5v +/- depending on how good your cooler is. But I am unsure as to if its the same with Intel.

Second, do Intel chips have multipliers or is OC'ing done primarily with FSB? And lastly for now does HT affect OC'ing?

Thanks guys and I appreciate your understanding in this as I am a noob when it comes to Intel. Your help will be rewarded also.
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The i7 920 has a max multi of 21, 950 is 23. Not sure about the 960! But OC-ing is pretty simple, and as long as your temps are max 70-80 whatever you're comfortable with, you won't explode you're chip. HT increases temperatures if turned on and also increases Vcore (in most cases), but if turned off you're not really getting your bang for your buck. If you game, you don't really need HT on. I'm not a pro at OCing, not even close, but those are the things I know
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OK so it does have multipliers then. That answers that question. And yea definitely will be keeping an eye on the temps.
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Yep, people have been telling me that 100 degrees is the max your CPU should ever get. Obviously, 100 degrees is way too hot. I like to keep my temps around 70-75 max on 100% load. The i7 960 is a great chip, you won't have too much problem getting to 4.0-4.2ghz. Any higher I'm not sure. If you have very good cooling, you won't have to worry about increasing vcore to 1.37+, again it's really all about the temps
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Yea. Gonna take some getting used to. Like I said I am used to AMD and 1.45-1.5 usually maxes you out for temps on air. But I also have phase unit coming next week so....I won't be on air alone.
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