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OC i7 960 to 3.8Ghz

post #1 of 7
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I'm new to OC, and would like some recommendations on how I should OC my CPU from 3.2 GHz to 3.8Ghz. You guys can check my sig out, and tell me the tools I need to OC. Also, if anyone can give me the default settings for my CPU, it'll be greatly appreciated. I know that the BCLK should be at 133MHz, but I don't know what the default CPU voltage is.

MY CPU cooler is a thermaltake frio.
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post #2 of 7
Increase BCLK and try for 3.4Ghz to start with. Leave the voltage settings for now. Ensure your RAM is not being overclocked too far. if it is, play around with the memory multiplyers. Make sure PCI-E is locked at 100mhz. Try this.
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here is a template you can try.
http://www.overclock.net/8397751-post35.html
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post #4 of 7
If it's like my 920...Just clock up the BCLK lol.
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post #5 of 7
Set Vcore to 1.25, set VTT/QPI to 1.25. Download LinX or Inter Burn test, run with MAX memory for around 20 to 25 runs and that baby should be stable. Monitor temps and make sure they don't go over 80C.
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post #6 of 7
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Greatly appreciate it guys. I plan to test your suggestions out.
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post #7 of 7
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The CPU Voltage Control doesn't give me an auto or manual option. It gives me an absolute (VID) and relative (offset).


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