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Overclocking my i7 920 CPU

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June 22, 2010 11:34:59 AM

Please refer to this thread: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/291333-15-mark-vant...

Can someone point me in the right direction of how to get this done? I really want to do this right.

Thank you!

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June 22, 2010 1:11:41 PM

First download the datasheet from Intel on your processor so you have an idea of temps and voltages:
http://www.intel.com/design/corei7/documentation.htm

Then, search for i7 920 overclocking "guides" that will tell you what the Bios entries are for and give you specific instructions about how to adjust different Bios settings along with required programs for monitoring heat and stress testing for stability. It's a little time consuming but if you want to do it right, that's how, having someone tell you to just put this in your Bios and try it really doesn't teach you how to OC.
June 22, 2010 1:15:50 PM

Thanks for the reply RJR.

Im really not gifted at all when it comes to this stuff. Id really appreciate it if someone can give me a quick how and what to do for this. Are there any links to threads that will make this easier for me?
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June 22, 2010 1:46:32 PM

Its really not that complicated to achieve some mild overclocks, I fully agree with RJR about researching rather than relying on other people to tell you what to enter into your BIOS.
A quick google search will give you some helpful infomation.

Ok I'll get you started: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-92...

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June 22, 2010 2:14:45 PM

The Xbitlabs guide will give you a LOT of information but I caution you to read through at least a couple of different guides and definitely download the datasheet. One thing I have noticed in some i7 920 guides, like xbitlabs, is they kind of mislead you as to the cpu temperature, they state you can run the processor up to 100c before the cpu throttles. While this is in fact true, it really should be stated that running above Intel's recommended spec (67.9c Tcase or low 70's core) is a very bad thing. This kind of thing leads people to believe the thermal spec of their 920 is 100c and believe me more than a few have stated this to me on various forums, that's why I try to get people to download the datasheet so they know.
June 22, 2010 2:32:52 PM

Ok guys thanks for your help. Ill go through the guides and call a whizkid friend over to help overclock. Thanks :) 
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