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Overclocking the I7 930

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September 13, 2010 11:51:39 AM

Helle there, I'd like to OC my processor but I want to make sure it wont crash. I have the following hardware:
1 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 720MHZ 1024MB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*
1 x ASUS PCE-N31 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS
1 x Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box
1 x ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard
1 x LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
1 x Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1333C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
1 x Antec Six Hundred Mid Tower Gaming Case 600 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT 1 SATA Hot-Swap Bay No PS
1 x Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

I havent bought any CPU cooler since it comes with one . I'm looking for small OC, but still stable.
Thank you for your help ^^

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September 14, 2010 6:21:46 AM

I also have an i7 930..
I started by just raising my bclock up in increments of 10 and running prime starting from the 2.8 base.. I got it to 3.7 stable after about an hour of messing around
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September 14, 2010 9:44:26 AM

I am at 4.0 with a Fenir Titan AfterMarket Cooler (Full 100% Load at 65oC)

Seems stable, played a few games for a few hours without any stutters.
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September 14, 2010 11:48:05 AM

Check what your load temps are before you try to overclock on the stock cooler. if there ok raise the clock slowly keeping a close eye on temps as the i7s are hot. Even better buy a better cooler.
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