Overclocking my intel i7 920 processcor with this config....

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 -

Those are the parts im using in reference to overclocking my 920 i7 proccesscor...what do you guys think about these settings to get me to 3.8ghz:

CPU Ratio 19.0
BCLK 200
PCIE Freq 100
DRAM Freq 1603
UCLK Freq 3208
QPI Link 7218 MT/S

cpu voltage 1.325
PPL 1.88
QPI/Dram 1.325
IOH Voltage 1.10
IOH PCIE 1.50
ICH Voltage 1.20
ICH PCIE 1.50
Dram Voltage 1.64

thanks for your help
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  1. Your UCLK Frequency is pretty high, if you have any stability issues then frop the uncore multi so the frequency is something like 2800

    Your Vcore and PPL are pretty high. PPL should be fine at 1.80V.

    A CM v8 isn't a great cooler for a core i7 @ 3.8Ghz

    BTW, do you have Turbo and HT on?
  2. yes they are should they be turned off? and i heard people with the cooler running at 4.0 but im ok with 3.8...plus a got a haf 932 case which the fans are really good i heard in there. So can you make the chnages and repost my config with ur corrections as to what you think i should set for 3.8ghx is if possible? that be much apprecitated

    thanks
  3. Yeah I have the CM HAF932 aswell, and also a ci7 920 and a gigabyte mobo so we have similiar stuff, although that doesnt mean that my settings/suggestions will work for you, but you can try.

    Here is what I need for 3.8Ghz HT on and turbo off. (if you leave turbo on at 3.8Ghz it will be like 4ghz)

    I take it you have a D0 revision Core i7 920?

    CPU Ratio 20
    BCLK 190
    PCIE Freq 100
    DRAM Freq can't remember, but it doesnt matter as we are using different RAM
    UCLK Freq 2800 ish

    cpu voltage 1.23xxxV
    PPL 1.80V
    QPI/Dram 1.315V
    IOH Voltage AUTO
    IOH PCIE AUTO
    ICH Voltage AUTO
    ICH PCIE AUTO
    Dram Voltage 1.58V

    Load Line calibration: enabled

    All power saving tech: off
    Hyperthreading: on
    Turbo boost tech: off
  4. awesome i will see if it works for me and mine is a retail edition if thats what u were asking and thanks for that info. i will try ur suggesstions first.
  5. lol^^ don't worry about what revision it is, just try out the settings and let me know how you get on : )
  6. i will im getting the parts tommrow so hopefully by wesenday ill come back here and post and let you know if it all worked out...thanks again
  7. Shouldn't uncore frequency at least 2 times of DRAM frequency? If your uncore is 2800, your dram can not be 1600.
  8. Yeah it should be, should have made that clear.

    2800 is fine for me as my RAM Freq. is never over 1400mhz (its actaully at 1200mhz for 24/7 use)

    So njbrodeur87 set yours to twice youe RAM Freq. So if you have it at 1600mhz set your uncore Freq to 3200 or above.
    Make sure you run a stability test like Prime95 or OCCT for atleast 8 hours and monitor your temps with Real-Temp, make sure your temps don't exceed 73C.
  9. HI,
    i need some help regarding an OC, my system is too slow and i dont know what to do.
    is it the RAM? i am running Win XP Pro. do u think is better with Win 7?
    cheers
    Intel I7 920, GA-EX58Extreme, OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Intel i7 Triple Channel 3 GB, Gigabyte GTX 295.
  10. crank77 said:
    HI,
    i need some help regarding an OC, my system is too slow and i dont know what to do.
    is it the RAM? i am running Win XP Pro. do u think is better with Win 7?
    cheers
    Intel I7 920, GA-EX58Extreme, OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Intel i7 Triple Channel 3 GB, Gigabyte GTX 295.


    Read this first
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/253365-11-core-overclocking-guide

    Then if you still have questions then create your own thread.

    P.S welcome to the forum :hello:
  11. Rustyy117 said:
    Read this first
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/253365-11-core-overclocking-guide

    Then if you still have questions then create your own thread.

    P.S welcome to the forum :hello:



    thanx for the welcome
    but i dont know how to overclock it, i need to know why its to slow, its because the RAM or the Win?
    i mean my hardware is pretty cool but the performance ist to low. any suggestions?
    cheers
  12. I gave you a link to a guide so that you can learn to overclock.

    My suggestion is start your own thread!
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