EX58A-UD3R overclock noob

First off, new poster on here. Also just built my first computer and looking to learn a bit about overclocking.

So I've done a lot of searching and played with my BIOS some... but my computer just shuts down after the changes. I'm just trying to do a mild overclock on the stock cooler for an i7 920. I'm at 2.66GHz and I have read that 3.2GHz is safe with stock cooling, which is my goal. BTW, if anyone has any recommendations on anything, lay it on me. I will probably be upgrading my cooling, but for now I just want to know the ins and outs of OC'ing. Here are my specs:

Gigabyte EX58A-UD3R

Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHz

Kingston HyperX 6GB (6 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800

Windows 7 64 bit Pro

Seagate Barracuda LP 1.5TB 5900 RPM

ABS Canyon 595 case.

XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro)


I appreciate any help,
Jake
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  1. Thanks! This should help a lot.
  2. You should be fine with 3.2Ghz OC on that setup, however, I'm not sure if that's WITH or WITHOUT HT enabled on stock cooler.

    In any case, try and get a good cooler:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004
    (Will need the LGA1366 bracket, purchased separately)

    Or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    (Comes with brackets)
  3. I almost got that board myself, but when I finally got my tax return, it was out of stock. So I wound up with an Asus P6T. Mine does fine leaving everything at base voltage and just raising the bclock to 167. I'm getting EE performance out of my $200 chip. You should be able to do this much at least. Base clock, that's 3.3Ghz, 3.5Ghz with turbo boost, and 3.66Ghz on single core processes.
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