Can anyone provide me with a step to step overclocking on a i7 920? I'm a total newbie in this. I read some articles regarding this but i'm in total blur. Below is my specification, dont know whether is it ok for overclocking:
1. Cooler Master Black Label chasis, c/w a 850w m850 real power PSU, and a Hyper Z-600 CPU cooler.
I've not done anything to it yet, wanting to know should i upgrade the bios first or after i install the windows. I'm planning just to overclock it to 3.2mhz or 3.3mhz. I'm a total dummy in bios. Anyone can help me with this? Or maybe kind enough to give me your msn so we can discuss about it? Thanks a lot. =D
You do the same thing, just not so much of it. Just because a given CPU, memory, and motherboard combination will run at 4.0 GHz does not mean that you need to. Either way the process is the same. You start off at the stock speed, increase the settings to bump up the CPU speed in 100 MHz steps, and either stop just under the point of instability or where you want to.
You should not exceed Intel's maximum vcore recommendation for the CPU and keep your core temperatures under Intel's maximum recommendations. (My self-imposed thermal limits are 70 C.)
You do not just jump from the stock speed to your goal.
lol i feel like an idiot because im running on E4700 at stock and this guys bought an i7 and doesnt know how to overclock... No offense by the way we all start somewhere i suppose the crdit crunch hit me harder then it hit you? and you may aswell get it a bit higher then 3.2 it cant hurt can it?