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Could I overclock an i7 920 2.66 on air to about 3.0GHz?

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November 15, 2009 7:11:37 PM

Intel Core i7-920 2.66 GHz
1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 2 GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Was wondering if i could oc an i7 920 on air to maybe 3.0 from 2.66? With the stock fan too.

I am also wondering if I could further overclock my GTX 260 on air?

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a c 311 K Overclocking
November 15, 2009 8:20:48 PM

Yes you can, but need a good case and ariflow, look the article here, this can help to you for the OC process.

And for the GPU yes, i overclock my GTX260 on air without problems.
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a b K Overclocking
November 15, 2009 10:34:37 PM

Get a better CPU cooler. Read some reviews for LGA1366 coolers.
With a good cooler, you'd be looking at more like 3.6-4.4 depending on your ability and quality of the chip.

Also jumping 333Mhz probably wont be noticeable enough to warrant the extra heat, 2.6 to 4 is a different story though.

If you follow the guides, using Prime95 Small FFT and RealTemp for testing, you could just keep bumping BClck and see how high you get before the stock cooler lets things get to warm. You don't need to jump 2.6 to 3.0, start with 2.75 then 2.8 then 2.9 then 3.0 etc until the temps in a small FFT torture test get too high (keep below 70C, I prefer high 50's/low 60's).

No point asking really, just give it a try. Personally I'd get a better cooler though.