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:
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.