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Need help OCing i7 920!!!

Last response: in Overclocking
February 3, 2009 8:11:03 AM

Hey, I'm waiting for my parts to arrive so I can built my computer, and then start overclocking it.

Here are the specs:

ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
WD 300GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
2x Zotac 9800 GTX 512MB AMP! Edition
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Vigor Monsoon III LT

I'm looking forward to overclock my processor to about 3.8-4.0GHz, and I was wondering if anyone here could help me do it. Since, I can't find any guides to do it, and the difference in options in BIOS are totally different then the ones for C2D, it would be nice if someone can help me figure this out. Even if someone can give me basic information on what options to play with and what voltages to touch in the BIOS, than I might be able to figure out the rest. So if someone can help me with that, that would be really great full.

Thanks in advance :) .

P.S. I also hope to get a good batch for my processor so that I don't have to take vcore too much above the spec, which will at least make this computer last at least two years for me :D . But that's totally up to newegg which one they send me.

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February 3, 2009 7:31:26 PM

I have the EVGA X58SLI, with 920 @4.1Ghz, daily user. My only advise is disable Turbo mode, set multiplier to 20 and QPI to around 200 and you will hit 4Ghz. I have the same cooler since there appears to be a shortage of i7 core coolers other than Monsoon at Newegg. I bumped the voltage up after 3.8Ghz to keep it stable but up to like 3.8Ghz you can leave it fairly stock on the voltage. The 920 is an extremely easy OC'er.
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February 3, 2009 7:56:00 PM

All that power and a meh video least get a 4870 or a 260.......
February 3, 2009 10:17:39 PM

Thanks, warezme, and caamsa I actually got the same version of that 9800gtx amp edition for 80 bucks so I'll be SLIing it for now until i get some extra cash to get a single card solution.