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02-12-2010, 04:54 PM
I would like to OC my computer. Since I have a stock CPU fan, I am not interested in extreme OC. Can someone suggest a safe level and which of the parameter values below need to be changed and to what level:CPU volt, CPU PLL, QPI/DRAM, IOH, IOH PCIE, and ICH?
I7 920 @ 2.66 GHz, EVGA X58 MB, GTX285 1 GB video, 3x2 GB, DDR3 Ram @ 1600MHz, Acer 26" 2048x1152x32, PS 750w and WIN 7/64
This link (http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-i7-overclocking-guide-beginners.html) may be of some help.
02-13-2010, 11:16 AM
I was also new to OC'ing up until a few weeks ago, took the plunge and no regrets, just definitely set aside a few hours.
To your question at hand, I can't comment on your hardware specifically I'm only running an Intel E6300, on an Asus P5Q-E mobo, also using stock cooling like yourself. The recommendation from reading around is to not exceed 20% increase. I increased the E6300 from 1.86 to 2.3, all I really changed was bumped the FSB from 272 to 330 MHz, and increased the multiplier from 6 to 7. To keep it stable I set the CPU V from 1.18 to 1.2.
Some recommendations I heard was to make sure the pci-e bus is disconnected from automatically increasing with the fsb, and set at 100. Also, only increase in small increments I did steps of 10 Hz increase on the fsb, monitor your temps and test, test, test. I used super pi calculating to 1 million and 4 million, also ran an Everest Ultimate stress test. Good luck and get ready to learn a lot more about how your computer runs lol, any questions I'll do my best to help as am sure others on this board will.
Sorry for the massive amount of text lol
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