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    Cool Win 7 driver installation & CPU speed boost

    Is there special video card driver installation instructions for Win7?

    Also, as for my rig below...anything that can be done in a practical way to boost CPU speed?I'm lookin' for overclock at 4 GHz plus.

    Thanks,

    zach
    Digital Storm, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel i7 920 (OC 3.4 GHz)
    Dell U2713HM & Dell 2405 PTW, EVGA X58, 1x 300GB Western Digital
    6GB DDR3 Mushkin, 1x NVIDA GeForce GTX 770, Nvidia Inspector, RC4,
    Opus wx, FSX Gold, GEX, UTX, REX2, FS Global 2008, PMDG 737 & J41

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    Noell's excellent video card driver guide is here. Use the instructions for Vista when installing/changing Win 7 drivers.

    Research overclocking and your motherboard to see if your system has more GHz potential. A 920 overclocked to 4GHz+ will also require a quality aftermarket heatsink for the CPU, so check to see what your system has.

    Knowing precisely which motherboard and other system components you have in your Digital Storm system would help determine what your system possibilities are.

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    Motherboard: EVGA X58 X3 SLI

    Cooling: Digital Storm Stage 2, Cooler Master V8 compatible with i7 processors.
    Digital Storm, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel i7 920 (OC 3.4 GHz)
    Dell U2713HM & Dell 2405 PTW, EVGA X58, 1x 300GB Western Digital
    6GB DDR3 Mushkin, 1x NVIDA GeForce GTX 770, Nvidia Inspector, RC4,
    Opus wx, FSX Gold, GEX, UTX, REX2, FS Global 2008, PMDG 737 & J41

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    It appears that your equipment is ready for more FSX performance potential. I would suggest consulting your motherboard manual, and having a look at this page and this page for more overclocking info.

    Looking briefly at the overclock 'scene' for the EVGA X58 X3 SLI it seems that having the right BIOS helps immensely, so look into flashing your BIOS to the latest version from EVGA. With your CPU heatsink, i7 920, and admirable other system components, reaching 4.0Ghz certainly seems doable.

    Keep in mind that when overclocking your actual individual component quality will matter (no two chips are exactly the same), so your mileage will vary. Please also remember that BIOS flashing, overclocking your CPU/RAM/Motherboard/GPU, and changing your BIOS settings improperly can have detrimental effects on your hardware.
    Last edited by Paxx; 04-06-2010 at 11:59 AM.

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    Paxx,

    Many thanks.

    zach
    Digital Storm, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Intel i7 920 (OC 3.4 GHz)
    Dell U2713HM & Dell 2405 PTW, EVGA X58, 1x 300GB Western Digital
    6GB DDR3 Mushkin, 1x NVIDA GeForce GTX 770, Nvidia Inspector, RC4,
    Opus wx, FSX Gold, GEX, UTX, REX2, FS Global 2008, PMDG 737 & J41

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    Good luck Zach, let us know.

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