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Please help got some questions on overclocking my rig.

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February 8, 2014 5:23:55 PM

i have this old i7 920 cpu that im trying to over clock ive been reading around but it all seems so confusing im trying to get a stable clock that wont kill my cpu i was thinking of over clocking it to 4ghz but idk if thats to high and will kill my cpu. i have an evga x58 sli motherboard the i7 920 cpu 6gb of ram i got a corsair 850 tx psu. its and old cpu so i wanna try to boost it im planning on getting a newer cpu and board later on. but i dont wanna kill my current cpu. ive read that there is a certain temp i need to keep my cpu under and that i should not go over a certain amount of volts. i just installed a water cooling kit into my pc so im sure it can handle the over clock but like i said i dont wanna kill my cpu and ideas?? thanks
February 8, 2014 6:10:59 PM

What does that program do? Does it allow me to over click it thru the desktop? And yea i got water cooling So I'm sure I'm ok stock setting under load i hit 45c
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February 8, 2014 6:21:58 PM

Is overclocking thru this program the same as overclocking thru the bios?
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February 8, 2014 6:26:54 PM

this is a little bit easier. try playing with it and see what you can do.
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February 8, 2014 7:28:35 PM

The values are blanked or i can't adjust anything
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February 8, 2014 8:56:39 PM

then maybe your cpu doesn't support overclocking. Or the program doesn't support your cpu
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February 9, 2014 5:19:30 PM

your CPU is old and probably wont work for overclocking, try getting a unlocked cpu: i7-3770K or i5-3570K
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February 9, 2014 5:51:38 PM

K so i over clocked it and it runs then it freezes whay could be causing this issue?? Would i need to increase the volts on the cpu??
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February 9, 2014 5:55:37 PM

What freezes? Also im not really sure because my cpu doesn't support overclocking so i don't know. i do have the program i just dont have that much use for it other than benchmarks.
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February 9, 2014 6:05:51 PM

I leave it on stress test it runs for like 10 min then freezes
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February 9, 2014 6:09:03 PM

while it is overclocked?
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February 9, 2014 6:09:32 PM

maybe you set the stress test for 10 minutes
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February 9, 2014 6:13:20 PM

also if you want to know if you can overclock click the system information tab and look for turbo overclock able. false means you cant true means you can
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February 9, 2014 6:16:36 PM

Yea i run the stress test while over clocked,to see if its stable but it freezes
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February 9, 2014 7:49:11 PM

well you have a old cpu so you might need a new one. also for overclocking make sure you use a unlocked cpu. the only unlocked cpus are i7-3770K and i5-3570K
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February 9, 2014 7:58:23 PM

yea its a first gen lol i dont wanan buy a new one yet thats y im trying to over clock this one i got it tho 4ghz 60c under stress test sweet =D
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February 10, 2014 2:04:40 PM

yes you have a old cpu so 60c is ok, and your overclocking. i dont overclock (because i cant with my cpu even though its new) but when my cpu goes at full power it is 120f about 48c.
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February 10, 2014 2:05:19 PM

but if overclocking is freezing you then thats just because your cpu is old and isn't stable enough. but i7 is good
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