(pictures) Please help.


First my system specs.

Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Full Tower Case
Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B For Socket 1366, 1156, 775, 478, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 940, 939, 754 Processor Cooler
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz Triple Channel i7 XMS Memory Kit CL7 1.65V
ASUS P6T iX58 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express Soundcard - Vista Compatible
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB
XFX HD 4890 XXX Edition 1GB DDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card
Antec CP850 850W Modular PSU
Windows 7 64-bit

I over-clocked this about six months ago to get a 3.8mhz. I thought I did it correctly after reading various tutorials on this site, however I can't help but think I've done something wrong. Every now and then (once in every seven or so start-ups) It will say OC failed, which I then go into bios, hit F10 and exit. It restarts up no problem.

I'm posting this for two reasons.

(a) to put my mind at rest, I have a habit of &^"£%^( up the most easy of tasks never mind over-clocking.

(b) I've had trouble lately in World of Warcraft where the player character turns really stop-and-start. Like it turns, then pauses, then turns but really choppy. I've hear people and the devs say its a multi-core issue where the core is out of sink? I had it on an old rig when I swapped to a dual-core AMD so I guess it might be a multi-core problem, but then why do I have no such problems in any other game, such as Aion?

Anyway here are the Screen shots.

Sorry for sounding nubish, but I am.

Thanks in advance for any info.

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  1. Sorry, it wouldn't let me edit my own post. Here's another pic of the first SS as photobucket wouldn't let me post a big picture.


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  2. anyone?
  3. bump
  4. For a 3.8 Ghz OC on an i7 920 DO, you have set way too much vcore and other important voltages such as vtt and pll are set to auto, not good.

    Do a little more research on OCing and you should be fine.
  5. Ok. The guide I followed never mentioned vtt or pll. I'll look for a specific guide.

    The settings I have now wouldn't have damaged my cpu would they?
  6. Although I still couldn't find a guide that goes into detail about pll and vtt. I don't understand them fully and am a little afraid of messing with them.
  7. That's funny, I just googled "i7 920 overclocking guide" and every one of the guides that pops up explain all about the Bios options.


    Google " VTT or PLL" and you should be able to get lots of info.

    I know it will take 10 minutes out of your life, but it might be worth it to get an idea of what you are doing.
  8. Thanks for all of your help RJR, you're a very nice person :p
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