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 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. Related resources Alienware Aurora with Intel Core i7 960 3.2GHz Overclocking Question - Forum Overclocking i7 960 chip - Forum Overclocking i7 960 , memory problems. - Forum Overclocked Intel Core i7 960 Quad Core Processor 3.2GHz Safe Temps - Forum I7 960 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. 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] king-guide ForumOC i7 960 with horrible bios (workaround) ForumStuck Trying to Overclock i7 960 and Asus P6T Deluxe v2 ForumIntel i7 960 needs a new cooler, one with overclockability Forum670 ftw sli / i7 960 ForumI7 960 vs 2600k when overclocked ForumI7 960 ok for a couple to five years? ForumI7 960 Overclock help ForumWhat is a safe cpu temperature for an i7 960 with a 10% overclock ? ForumUpgrade Time - I7 960 to I7 990x? ForumCPU fan clicking? Forum[Solved] Overclocking my HP Pavilion a6303w ForumOverclocking for a n00b? ForumOverclocking Intel Q9550 and maybe other hardware ForumFx-6100 overclocking More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !