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I7-875k OC on MSI P55-GD65 mobo w/ OC genie

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June 25, 2010 3:29:16 PM

Short question this time.

Will a push of the OC genie button really get the 875k to 3.7+ Ghz?

I've heard people with this setup (and MSI themselves) claim as high as 4 Ghz with only OC genie.
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June 25, 2010 4:35:52 PM

What cpu cooler do you have?

If you are running the stock cooler, don't even think about it.

As for OCing with OC Genie: bad idea
It will overvolt your system so it can say it's stable without any regard for system longevity, temps or anything else OCers must consider when OCing a system.
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June 25, 2010 5:24:20 PM

I had this mobo with an i5 750 and oc genie didn't impress me. Overvolted and not much of an oc in my case. Not sure what it does to check what your max oc is but I manually OCed far higher and with turbo boost on (which it disables).
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June 25, 2010 8:56:34 PM

I wouldn't think about doing that. You bought a COMPLETELY UNLOCKED I7, you should put it to the test and overclock by yourself. Because as RJR and Wolfram23 problems can occur, and also you'd be getting a better overclock by yourself. OH and by your choice of CPU you should get a good-high end cpu cooler to cool it. The V8 I have is barely keeping the 955 at 3.7 or 4.0 cool. It is but on 100% fan. Use a Venomous X from Thermalright, that thing is a beast. Benchmarks prove so.
June 27, 2010 11:19:06 PM

I just bought the i7 875k yesterday from Micro Center, upgrading my i5 750. I also have a MSI P55-GD65 board. I use the information from Tom's Hardware "Overclocked On Air: Intel's Core i5-750" to setup the 750, will that same info work for the 875k as well? Oh, and stay away from that OC Genie chiefsfan27129, it overvolts your system really bad!
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