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Overclocking my i7-930 - Help

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January 29, 2011 9:24:44 PM

I'm pretty new to this. I've messed with a few settings here and there, but I'm unsure on what voltages/settings to change. I have several on auto and I've been told that very few of my settings should be on auto. Can you guys supply me with a good starting point? I'd like to get to 4.0 and keep it stable so yeah. I just did a minor overclock to 3.0 and i'm sitting at 38C idle. I just put the multiplier at 20x150.

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January 29, 2011 9:27:32 PM

PS - I'm using a h50 for cooling. 12GB corsair ddr3 2000, ASRock x58 mobo. If you need other system specs let me know. The CPUZ on my sig is a lie. I've added ram and could never keep that 4.0 stable.
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January 30, 2011 12:06:51 AM

The H50 will limit you a bit as it's performance is about 5C behind the better air coolers as is shown here:

As for OC'ing your 930, this is the best guide I have seen to date:

And BTW, leaving things on Auto is just fine for moderate OC'ing. With the 9xx CPU's I usually set up at about 3.8 GHz with everything on Auto except for BCLK, Vcore and RAM voltage timings (both voltages set substantially lower than "stock") to get core temps in mid to hi 50's for a 24/7/365 profile. In the other profiles, have gotten to 4.0 and 4.2 Ghz with many changes for specific purposes but mostly just to see how far it can be pushed. A MoBo which allows you to store various BIOS OC profiles is nice for this purpose.