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Please help - detailed bios settings to overclock I7-920

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April 24, 2010 9:26:01 PM

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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April 25, 2010 5:41:10 AM

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.
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April 25, 2010 5:14:36 PM

Overshocked's i7 Overclocking Guide (LGA1366)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...
Overshocked i7 Overclocking - What does what
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256021-11-core-over...

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.
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April 25, 2010 7:06:04 PM

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".

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jsc said:
Overshocked's i7 Overclocking Guide (LGA1366)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...
Overshocked i7 Overclocking - What does what
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256021-11-core-over...

All of Overshocked's guides have been deleted by a MOD :pfff: 
May 5, 2010 1:14:37 AM

thanks all for your answers. It seems that I'll need to start learning...
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May 6, 2010 8:55:50 AM

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-overcl...

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 

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