Hey, I just purchased a xeon x5670 to replace my old i7 930 (lga 1366), so I can keep my motherboard and extend it's lifespan a little longer. it's an asus p6t, no deluxe version, no special edition, just the p6t model.
I've read a few overclocking guides, but there are many small details that I can't keep up with. at one end, I read a guide where I just had to enable something, dial the multiplier and get going, while at the other end, another guide made very little specific changes to different voltages that I just couldn't get a clue what those meant. I've seen a few guides between those two, and many guides for different or slightly different motherboards, with different settings, so for me it's still very confusing, and that's the reason I'm asking for help here.
my cpu cooler is a noctua nh-d14, wich is the bigger/better that would have clearance for my ram dimms, and fit into my case, a nzxt s340. it has plenty airflow, I replaced the stock fans with 2 corsair af-140 as intakes, one af-140 as top exhaust, and one 120mm corsair fan as back exhaust, wich I took from my carbide air 240 case at work. my room temperature is never above 20ºC, and currently the cpu package is idling at 32ºc.
so I think I should have plenty headroom to do a decent overclock, just need some directions.
thanks in advance