Help,How to overclock CPU 950 and memory

Hy guys,

CPU- Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz
MEMORY- CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
MOTHERBOARD- ASUS Rampage III Gene LGA 1366 Intel X58

I bought this configuration because i want to decrease the render time and i don't see much difference between the new one and my previus Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz.Also the motherboard recognizes the memory bus at 1066 Ghz.
That's why I decided to overclocking, after overclocking, from time to time the pc starts to load windows and suddenly the screen goes blue and then black.
So I think I did not overclock properly, . So I would greatly appreciate detailed instructions on what to do and how to overclok properly. What parameters do i need to put , especially in regard to the memory?
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  1. Those are the memory's parameters

    Cas Latency:7
    Voltage:1.65V
    Multi-channel Kit:Triple Channel Kit
    Timing:7-8-7-20
    ECC:No
    Heat Spreader:Yes
    Features:6GB memory kit (3 x 2GB) for Triple Channel DDR3 Intel Core i7 processors
  2. This is the ultimate I7 OC guide.
    Its very similar for the 950
    all u really got to do is Raise the Blck / however read the guide.
    http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/538439-guide-overclocking-core-i7-920-930-a.html
  3. natefostersr said:
    This is the ultimate I7 OC guide.
    Its very similar for the 950
    all u really got to do is Raise the Blck / however read the guide.
    http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/538439-guide-overclocking-core-i7-920-930-a.html


    HI ,Do you mean Base Clock?
    Thanks so much.
  4. yes i did mean base clock, how did that guide work for you ?
  5. Well I'm already on it,,its been very help full.
    Only on think regardigns the memry, in the guide recomend Tighteening timings should be decreased,,, my memory is Timing:7-8-7-20 ,,Next step you recomend me????
  6. i have my 920 at 3.4 timings at 7.9.7.24 i notice no difference after changing them.
    leave them at stock or if your going to over 4ghz may loosen them a bit.
    but i can run 4.0 at stock timings no prob.
    6 gb of cheap kingston im running maxed out windows experience score at 7.9
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