Stock heatsink, most I can overclock i7 920?

Hey guys!, I'm wondering how much I can OC the i7 920 with STOCK cooling, I've never OC'd a CPU before, is it easy?, stock is 2.66 GHz, can I OC to about 3.0 without any troubles?.
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  1. ^ Yes you can overclock it upto 3.2GHz safely with stock cooling...But make sure you have very good airflow inside the case...
  2. gkay09 said:
    ^ Yes you can overclock it upto 3.2GHz safely with stock cooling...But make sure you have very good airflow inside the case...

    That's great news!, I'm getting the Antec 902, with all the stock fans etc, will that suffice?. Also, is there any really good guides for newbies on overclocking?, I've seen a few but they look pretty intense, I've never been in the BIOS before haha.
  3. I'm in an antec 900 with the stock cooler and im at 3.52 and i go to like 71 core temp when im playing games for a few hours? thats not cpu temp, core temp.
  4. However on prime 95 ive seen it go to 86C after a few hours


    EDIT: double post.
  5. shiftstealth said:
    I'm in an antec 900 with the stock cooler and im at 3.52 and i go to like 71 core temp when im playing games for a few hours? thats not cpu temp, core temp.

    Is that good or bad? I have no idea what temp it should be.
  6. ^ the old C0's used to hit 90 fairly frequently so 70C is a good temp for an i7.
  7. Helloworld_98 said:
    ^ the old C0's used to hit 90 fairly frequently so 70C is a good temp for an i7.

    Ah ok, cool cool.
  8. yea mine runs at around 71~75ºc under intel burn test (linpack)
    my room temp i think is around 33~34ºc
    idle temps are 42~44ºc
    1.2750v@ 3.7Ghz
    C0 stepping
  9. xyzionz said:
    yea mine runs at around 71~75ºc under intel burn test (linpack)
    my room temp i think is around 33~34ºc
    idle temps are 42~44ºc
    1.2750v@ 3.7Ghz
    C0 stepping

    How do you find out if the stepping is C0 or D0?
  10. Here is a noob tutorial on how to overclock i7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tANCK29c9g
  11. JDogg said:
    How do you find out if the stepping is C0 or D0?

    One way is a program called CPUZ.
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