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I am new to overclocking and i was wandering if someone could help me overclock my i7 920 step by step to 3.6ghz.
 

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Putting everything to auto will make the voltages needlessly higher than they need to be.
Yep.
 

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ok so what am i supposed to do if i set everything to auto then i am gonna e puttin more volts than i need right.
 

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Set it at stock Voltage.

Also download any stress test software, prime95, Intel burn test etc... to see if your clock is stable.

CPU-Z is great to tell what clock you achieved.

The i7's achieve 4ghz without sweating, so it should be an easy overclock for you.

However I have only OC'ed AMD computers so I know nothing really about Intel overclock's (better learn though, just built my first Intel computer)
 

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Ya i have all the stress test software and i ran prime for about 45mins and all my temps were really good. Im just confused about if i have to disable anything because when i try to keep everything at stock and boot at 3.2 its jus locks up and dont boot. So i know im missing something here. all i did was change the qpi and muti. like it said still nothing.
 

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Set your memory to the 8 multiplier.
 

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ok i got it to 3.6 but i have 1600mhz cosair ram and im not gettin the correct time i just seen flyin told me to set my memory mutli to 8 but is there anything else i need to do because im still unsure how to so this.
 

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Its stable i am just not gettin the correct freq on my memory its is around 718.2mhz. And i want to get it to around 800. My FSB
ram is set to 2:8 any other it wont boot so idk what to do.
 

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not to be an ass but this kind of post in annoying, you would get a lot more out of doing the research yourself to find out exactly why your increasing things/turning stuff off... plus you will feel like you did the work yourself and should be proud of it vs asking what to do. some people will say turn turbo off, I leave it on for personal reasons, research guides so you can learn the science behind over clocking, there is not one set of bios settings that works for every 920, all BIOS are different.
 

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Its stable i am just not gettin the correct freq on my memory its is around 718.2mhz. And i want to get it to around 800. My FSB
ram is set to 2:8 any other it wont boot so idk what to do.
In order to run 1600mhz ram with 2:8 divider, you'll have to increase your QPI or Bclk to 200. Right now, you're at 180.
 

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Putting everything to auto will make the voltages needlessly higher than they need to be.
How can i know what voltages nb or other settings should be really? I mean mobo shows some referance voltages as stock but i don't think they are the least needed voltages. I think they are the safe voltages which the mobo sets to be safe and unfortunately overvolts everything..
 

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Heya guys I was just wondering if anyone could give me an idea what I can overclock too and how too. Ive never OC'ed before but I am starting to find that the new After Effects CS5 takes up way more processor as does some newer games like BFBC 2. Here are my specs.

i7 core @ 2.67Ghz
ATI radeon HD 4850 w/1gb of memory
3 gigs of DDR3 Ram @ 10066 MHz
Whatever the stock mother board is for a FX6800-01e (I thinks its an X58 Intel Express)
A 1TB Sata HDD @ 7200 RPM
 

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Holy mother! a thread raises from the grave!!!!

btw... just search this forum. you should read a thread about the basics of overclock, then one specifique to your processor.

you can also try to find people with the same mobo and processor's revision you have, to hget an Idea of what you can achieve with what voltages.

good luck
 

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lol, lets raise this thread to the top!
Has anyone made a full step by step overclocking thread? I have seen one that goes over it pretty well, but I don't see one that fully explains how to work with the different multipliers, what they mean and why you would want it like that. The "why" is usually ommitted in most threads, making overclocking sort of a "just do what everone else did and see if it works" sort of thing. But I guess that is how it is.
 
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