Help this newb OC his P6X58D i7 920 to only 3.5 to 3.6

HI folks, I just want to OC my CPU to a safe 3.5 or 3.6 range. im hoping someone can help me achieve that. Here is my specs:
Core i7 920
P6X58D Premium ASUS MB
12GB (6 2gb) Corsair dominators 1600
650 watt corsair Power Supply
Arctic cooling heatsink fan
Antec 900 case
samsung F3 2TB HD
WD 1TB caviar black

I think thats it. Please help me out here.
Also I am planning on giving 4 gb of my ram to my brother here I might have 8 total gb of corsair memory after a week. Dont know if that matters. Thanks in advanced.
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  1. What kind of graphics card do you have and did you put this together yourself? If so how was the setup with that mobo? I just bought the same one. What problems did you have? Not tryin to snipe your post just curious of your setup
  2. also, there is an i7 overclocking guide in this section of the forum by overshocked.
  3. gangstap said:
    What kind of graphics card do you have and did you put this together yourself? If so how was the setup with that mobo? I just bought the same one. What problems did you have? Not tryin to snipe your post just curious of your setup

    I have a ATI Radeon HD5700
  4. you still need help?
  5. I have the exact same rig, almost:

    P6X58D - E
    i7 930
    ATI 5770
    Corsair 6GB
    Corsair 850W

    Now I know my cooling is limiting, but by setting BLCK to 162 and Vcore to 1.16875, I am hitting 3.57~3.6. You with a better cooling should do as well.

    Don't forget to stress test with Prime95 and us CPU-Z to check your settings UNDER LOAD. My temps are around 65/70, but only at full load...gaming they come in aroud 45 and idle at 36.

    Make sure your case is well vented....I have three 120MM case fans in a small case. I think the small case helps as it move the air around a lot and I have a case ambient of 30.

    The only down side I see to your rig is the 920, and that is not a terrible issue...just I have read several places that the 930 likes to OC a bit better. But still with your better cooling and the similiarity of our rigs, you should be able to do as well as me.
  6. ASUS P6X58D Premium 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 BX80601920

    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    (2) CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

    (2) SAMSUNG EcoGreen F3 HD203WI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...

  7. J_Sparrow said:
    you still need help?

    Yes I do. Thank you
  8. Yo Jitsu....

    Just hit 4.0 today. Yay! It was some real work though let me tell you....finally have it stable. I had to work through getting it from 3.8 to 3.9, that was hard finding the right combo, took about 2 hours, then it was three tries to go to 4.0

    Our systems are so is really amazing...same board, same RAM, same DVD, same vid, though I've the 5770, and same PSU, though I've the 850.

    The main difference is the processor. I read a review where they indicated that the 920 and the 930 were so very similar, but that the 930 did seem to OC better.

    That being said, this is where I am to get to 4.0.

    BCLK 191, Vcore 1.28

    DRAM at 1.66

    Timings 9,9,9,24

    ....this makes me a bit uncomfortable because the bios indicates that Intel says +1.65 is a no-no, but there is no setting for 1.65. I might drop it back to 1.64 but the last DRAM boost and vcore is what took me over 4.0, though I am not sure which was the magic factor

    I have the monster cooler, thermalight 120 Extreme Rev C w/two fans and a couple of case fans.

    So there you have it. Our systems are very similar, and you got the numbers I am using to hit 4.0

    As a side note, I am also OC the video, though I have not run any benches on it yet.

    Good luck!
  9. nice overclock!

    The OP'er does not to go this high though.

    All you need to do is set your BCLK to 181, and your Vore to 1.25v (or there abouts may be get away witha nothc lower or you may need to give it a tiny bit more.)

    Leave everything elese on Auto i think and you should be fine. This will take you to what should be a stable 3.8GHz.

    If you want to go lower just reduce the BCLK to the speed you want.

    Here is a great step by step guide for your chip and what bios settings to use and what tools to use to test it. Its what i used to overclock my chip
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