Please help - detailed bios settings to overclock I7-920

Hello,
I'm a novice in overclocking and would really like some help in getting the detailed settings that will allow me to overclock my 1st built system.

I have the following:

I7-920
ECS X58B-A2
6MB Crucial DDR3-10700

I've tried several recommended settings I've picked up in this forum, but my pc wouldn't boot up in any of them.

Thanks for any help.
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  1. Copying setting is not the way you overclock your processor, every processor is different in some way and therefore have different requirements. To overclock a CPU you read guides and research alot, there are many things to consider and it is not just a boring "I'm going to copy the setting from this guy, I AM SO 1337".

    OCing is fun and involved, have a search for i7 overclocking guides and you will do fine.
  2. Overshocked's i7 Overclocking Guide (LGA1366)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overclocking-guide
    Overshocked i7 Overclocking - What does what
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256021-11-core-overclocking-what

    First, they are called "guides" for a reason. Because of all the possible variations in microelectronics, a detailed cookbook approach will not work.

    Second, no serious overclocker is going to choose an ECS motherboard. ECS motherboards tend to be poor overclockers.
  3. Wolygon said:
    Copying setting is not the way you overclock your processor, every processor is different in some way and therefore have different requirements. To overclock a CPU you read guides and research alot, there are many things to consider and it is not just a boring "I'm going to copy the setting from this guy, I AM SO 1337".

    ^+10,000
    Anonymous said:
    Overshocked's i7 Overclocking Guide (LGA1366)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overclocking-guide
    Overshocked i7 Overclocking - What does what
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256021-11-core-overclocking-what

    All of Overshocked's guides have been deleted by a MOD :pfff:
  4. thanks all for your answers. It seems that I'll need to start learning...
  5. Good Luck there, Are you running a d0 Stepping I7 920? Those thing OC very nicely

    Read through this...

    http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/538439-guide-overclocking-core-i7-920-930-a.html

    And then Follow this link, chose a HSF in The top 10 (Intel Performance) And start Saving

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    Personal favorite is the CNPS10XQuiet... IT's a good Value vs Price component and is only about 0.02 'C over ambient different to the Noctua N4H-D18

    Good Luck!:D

    Welcome to toms hardware
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