Noob here, I put my first rig together last year (December 2010) and have been using it on default settings with everything set on auto in bios. I got my mobo, ram and hdd from my bro, and bought the cpu on ebay (used cpu). I am very happy with the overall performance, I use this pc for homework, AV project and casual gaming. have been reading a lot on how to OC the i7 and would like some input some knowledgeable people before changing anything in the bios.
As I know many of you have 980 in your PC, could you please point out a decent volt and bios setup, so that I can get an idea on where to start. I currently have;
BCLK 133Mhz (3.3Ghz), Vcore auto, QPI auto
DRAM Freq 1600
Remaining setup is on auto.
I am looking for 3.8 to 4.00 G, any advic will be well appreciated
I increased the multiplier to 26, at 27, it will boot but after a while I get a blue screen and then it will reboot.
My setup is
Motherboard: P6T Deluxe
Memory: 2gb x 6 - 12 GB (CMX6GX3M3A2000C9)
Hard Disk: 1 x Samsung 500GB, 1 x Western Digital 2000GB
DVD: LG DVD Drive
Case: CM Storm Scout (old)
Graphics Card: XFX HD5770
Power Suply: Corsair TX750W Case
Just set your ram on the higher/correct setting.
leave everything/Voltages on AUTO so it can auto adjust to the load your giving it.
Raise the blck and check the GHz and temp and your done, if you want to get fancy set your ram timings.
I tried at first setting everything, the auto feature on my board worked much much better.
I highly reccomend a 130-200 water system.
ALSO since your overclocking pretty high, you should probably disable speed step. i use xmp and a 20x multiplier it takes care of that. you can also find it in bios settings.
my temperature is ok from what I can see on the real temp software.
Thank you for taking the time to write back to me. I read that increasing the multiplier will be enough rather than messing with the bclk. I am confused, which on ewill be better, CPU clock or blck?