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when I overclock my i7-920 computer wont boot.

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April 3, 2013 1:04:28 PM

When I try to overclock my i7-920 from 2.67GHz tp even 3GHz, my computer wont boot. It sais "bootmegr error" (or close to that. Can I overclock properly? If so, what am I doing wrong?

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April 3, 2013 1:10:31 PM

Hi :) 

Some cpus just will NOT overclock....

All the best Brett :) 
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April 3, 2013 1:22:04 PM

depends on your motherboard/cpu cooler/ram, a whole lot of variables. what are your system specs?
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April 3, 2013 1:29:37 PM

The core i7s dont overclock well at all unless you have a k model with an unlocked multiplier
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April 3, 2013 1:38:52 PM

bigsmiler53 said:
The core i7s dont overclock well at all unless you have a k model with an unlocked multiplier


there was no i7 920k. k chips came out in the second gen chips. you can OC the first gen chips by adjusting the bclck.
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April 3, 2013 1:43:20 PM

daswilhelm said:
bigsmiler53 said:
The core i7s dont overclock well at all unless you have a k model with an unlocked multiplier


there was no i7 920k. k chips came out in the second gen chips. you can OC the first gen chips by adjusting the bclck.


I stand corrected
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April 5, 2013 8:30:05 AM

Make sure your ram frequency is at or below specification. Did you manually set ram voltage to factory? At such a small overclock, your boot issue sounds ram related. Most 920's are good for 3.6 and more with decent cooling.
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April 5, 2013 8:42:13 AM

i agree with cygnus. sounds like you need to bring the ram frequency down a bit

by the way what is your memory?

the i7-920 by default will recognize DDR3-800/1066
http://ark.intel.com/products/37147
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April 5, 2013 6:59:54 PM

Sounds like a voltage problem to me. Just for "teh lolz" I got my 870 to 4.0 on 1.43mv for 30 minutes. 3.0 sounds really low.
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