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Core i7 920 and Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - OC'ing

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February 28, 2010 2:24:35 PM

Ok, I just upgraded from an AMD 64 X2 5600+ / Asus M2N-E setup to an Intel Core i7 920 / Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. My question is, who here has this motherboard and processor and has OC'd on it before? I've got Corsair XMS3 6GB 8-8-8-24 memory installed, 2gb x 3. I noticed the board runs the processor by default at 2.8GHz (21x multiplier) without even touching the BIOS. I'm interested in pushing the speeds to 3.2GHz perhaps, but don't want to cause damage. I've read this processor series has alot of OC'ing potential, and I'm a n00b at OC'ing, so I will be doing quite a bit of research before touching the advanced settings. I've got a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 HSF installed which is a gigantic monster, lol. Any suggestions/advice? Thanks.

-- MaSoP
March 3, 2010 9:29:36 PM

masop said:
Ok, I just upgraded from an AMD 64 X2 5600+ / Asus M2N-E setup to an Intel Core i7 920 / Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. My question is, who here has this motherboard and processor and has OC'd on it before? I've got Corsair XMS3 6GB 8-8-8-24 memory installed, 2gb x 3. I noticed the board runs the processor by default at 2.8GHz (21x multiplier) without even touching the BIOS. I'm interested in pushing the speeds to 3.2GHz perhaps, but don't want to cause damage. I've read this processor series has alot of OC'ing potential, and I'm a n00b at OC'ing, so I will be doing quite a bit of research before touching the advanced settings. I've got a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 HSF installed which is a gigantic monster, lol. Any suggestions/advice? Thanks.

-- MaSoP



Ok I have that board and i have taken it to 4.76ghz so its real simple. Enter Your bios go into the first menu M.I.T. Enable XMP go to the system Mem Multi (SPD) enable to to profile 1 and put your Base clock to 160 check your mem multiplier so you ram is running close to spec of 1600mhz it should be at 10. Change your System performance setting from Turbo to Extreme restart and you should have a good overclock. Run prime for a heat and stability test watch your heat and your done.
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March 5, 2010 7:36:03 AM

I have basically the same system and i have it stable at 3.8 with a Vcore of 1.215 and a load temp of 58'c (lapped thermalright 120 Ext). I am very pleased with the oc ability so far as it seems to have alot more headroom. I might bite the bullet and try for 4+
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April 28, 2010 9:31:19 PM

scroft said:
I have basically the same system and i have it stable at 3.8 with a Vcore of 1.215 and a load temp of 58'c (lapped thermalright 120 Ext). I am very pleased with the oc ability so far as it seems to have alot more headroom. I might bite the bullet and try for 4+


Are you sure Vcore stays at 1.215? If you have Load Line calibration on, which you should, it will automately increase; depends on how much load on the CPU.
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