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April 29, 2010 11:36:45 AM


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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April 29, 2010 11:48:30 AM

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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May 1, 2010 1:17:32 AM

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May 1, 2010 2:58:55 AM

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.
May 1, 2010 6:53:05 AM

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?
May 2, 2010 1:05:15 PM

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.

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May 2, 2010 1:46:27 PM

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.
May 2, 2010 2:04:54 PM

Thanks for all of your help RJR, you're a very nice person :p