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February 23, 2010 7:29:33 PM

If i have read this information correctly, i think i am ready to OC this system. What do you say? :pt1cable: 
My spec: :sol: 
OS-Window's 7 x64 Pro OEM
Case-Cooler Master HAF-932
1 extra fan 120mm
LED-Samsung 24" 1920x1080 1080p
LED-ACER 20" 1680x1050 native
MB-EVGA x58 SLI LE
Processor-I7 920 (BX80601920)
Cooler-Noctua NH-D14 (Dual Fan)
RAM-Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D G v3.2
Vidio-2x-SLI BFG 275 OC
HD-Seagate 7200.12 750g 32 SATA300 RAID 0
PSU-ULTA X4 1050 watt mod
extra info:
Logitech G110 keyboard
Logitech X1000 mouse
DVD-CD Plextor PX 880SA SATA
D-Link DGL-4100 Router
Backup: USB HD's 2x320g External
My Wish List: :bounce: 
1 BFG 275 OC for 3x SLI w/glasses
2 7200.12 HD for RAID 10 (Best Backup)
1 Samsung 24" Monitor (Dual Gamer View)
1 DVD-CD extra Brunner (Copy Games & Movies)
1 New 850 Intel Processor (Expensive)
=1 Happy Puppy :love: 



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February 23, 2010 7:32:47 PM

seems pretty beast!

Time to OC!! :D 
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February 23, 2010 7:49:18 PM

Overclock it!:lol: 
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February 24, 2010 9:03:20 AM

With all that hardware, I'm surprised you haven't ALREADY overclocked it. :D 
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February 24, 2010 9:08:03 AM

Go! Go! Go! :) 
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February 24, 2010 4:05:31 PM

Quality components all around. I'm assuming you meant you wanted an Intel i7-950 (you said 850) ... really don't think that'd be worth the money over your existing 920. If you're OC'n both of them, I just don't think you'll get THAT much more out of the 950... and not nearly enough to warrant the cost.
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February 24, 2010 4:25:11 PM

I think he needs a bit of help bumping up the CPU, if not he would have already done that IMO...
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February 24, 2010 8:34:05 PM

How to overclock quick and dirty:
1) boot into the bios.
2) save your current setup to a profile for convenience.
3) go to cpu setup and set the following:
bclk control to enabled
bclk at 181
multiplier at 21
memory at x8
spd timings at auto or 8-8-8-24 and rest auto
dimm voltage to 1.65v (might need to pick 1.66v)
vcore to 1.275v
pll to 1.88 (one notch up probably)
vtt and ioh to 1.2 (one notch up probably)
qpi to 16x
load line calibration to enabled

That should bring you up to 3.8ghz with your memory slightly underclocked and qpi at a level the board should handle easily.

Boot into windows and test with prime95 8 threads blend test. If it is stable after half an hour or something you can try upping your bclk closer to 191 (4ghz) but if it's a new built system I would leave it at 3.8 until you've spent a week or two on it to make sure the tim has settled. As time passes the tim will perform better thus an unstable 4ghz setting could become stable.

My board does a maximum of 208bclk without raising any more voltages. Yours might do better or worse, but if you stick to 21 multiplier your cpu will reach its air cooled limit before the board does. Mine posts at 4.3Ghz but isn't stable there.

Also if you run into oc limits earlier than you expected, turn of hyperthreading (called multithreading in gigabyte speak) and try again.

Use 19 or 21 multiplier and avoid the x20 multiplier - even when turbo boost is disabled, the transistors seem to interfere with normal operation at high overclocks. Dunno why.
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February 24, 2010 8:58:25 PM

Very nice information. 3.8 was what i was going after. After your recommeded setting, I well do some very fine tuning with evga e-leet and evga precision. What i am looking for is a very stable OC. But also best fps possible. I like doing games, and since i am retired i dont do much work, if the wife lets me. What kind of temps should i expect? Not sure what "load line calibration to enabled" is. Thank you for the help.
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February 25, 2010 12:27:11 AM

slimjim555 said:
Very nice information. 3.8 was what i was going after. After your recommeded setting, I well do some very fine tuning with evga e-leet and evga precision. What i am looking for is a very stable OC. But also best fps possible. I like doing games, and since i am retired i dont do much work, if the wife lets me. What kind of temps should i expect? Not sure what "load line calibration to enabled" is. Thank you for the help.


You want your CPU to stay in the 50's / 60's, your noctua should do just fine ;) 

Here is a link that should help you :

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...
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March 4, 2010 12:57:18 AM

Best answer selected by slimjim555.
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