Overclocking an i7 960 Tags: Overclocking Intel i7 Last response: May 26, 2012 4:00 PM in Overclocking Share Cuzzin Chizzy May 26, 2012 2:44:47 PM If I want to overclock to 4.2GHz what types of voltages should I be looking at for a good safe/stable overclock? my rig is ASUS Rampage iii Formula Motherboard Intel i7 960 @ 3.2 GHz stock Corsair H70 cooler 12GB of Corsair Dominator RAM EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB would something like this be okay? CPU Voltage 1.4375 CPU PLL 1.812 on auto More about : overclocking 960 Ubrales a b K Overclocking May 26, 2012 2:56:29 PM That CPU voltage is too high! The manufacturer (Intel) rates the max voltage at 1.375 V m 0 l Dogsnake a b K Overclocking May 26, 2012 3:32:32 PM I am running my i920 at 4010MHz with 1.264v. So I would expect you to be able to reach around this with lower than 1.4375. At that voltage you will have very large heat issues and damage the cpu. m 0 l Related resources overclocking i7 960 to 4ghz - Forum Overclocking i7 960 chip - Forum Overclocking i7 960, memory problems. - Forum What is a safe cpu temperature for an i7 960 with a 10% overclock? - Forum i7 960 - BEST way to OVERCLOCK?! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Cuzzin Chizzy May 26, 2012 3:45:19 PM is QPI/DRAM 1.375 okay? Tried a lower CPU voltage and got BSOD . Not sure what I need to do next. m 0 l Ubrales a b K Overclocking May 26, 2012 4:00:35 PM Cuzzin Chizzy said:is QPI/DRAM 1.375 okay? Tried a lower CPU voltage and got BSOD . Not sure what I need to do next. Start from scratch and use this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/263043-29-1156-core-c... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel Core i7 960 Overclock Temp Forum I7 960 overclock Forum How to overclock i7 960 with gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r Forum Intel i7 960 needs a new cooler, one with overclockability Forum Unable to Overclock My i7 960 and Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Forum Stuck Trying to Overclock i7 960 and Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Forum SolvedWould an i7 CPU be compatible with an ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX Motherboard? Forum SolvedIs my setup ok? 4.2ghz I7 960 Forum SolvedIs my i7 960 causing a bottleneck for my GPU? Forum SolvedGTX 780 with Intel i7 960 Forum Solvedupgrading from i7 960 Forum Solvedsettings for i7 960 Forum SolvedUpgrading Core i7 960 Forum SolvedFX-8350 Overclocking on ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Forum SolvedDoes my i7 960 bottlenecking my gtx680 sli? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !