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So...Quad core i7s can't be overclocked?


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#1 Poen

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Doesn't seem I can get more voltage into this. Quite upsetting to spend that money and find out it's not working out.

Or maybe I just missed something? Do any of you know any tricks about it, or am I basically screwed?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:06 PM

Im not an overclocker dont believe in it, but I imagine it can, does your motherboard allow for overclocking? what kind of motherboard is it?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:18 PM

Shouldn't have to pump more voltage into it. A D0 stepping (assuming a D0 since you are just posting this) should be good for at least 3.4ghz at stock (~1.25v), most get considerably more. Just bump your BCLK up, adjust memory timings/voltage/divider and tweek it. Careful of the heat on those with stock coolers. Mine tried to hit 90C at 3.0ghz .

As asked above, what motherboard/CPU stepping/cooling/memory are you using?

Edited by dpunisher, 20 October 2009 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:02 AM

RAM-CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail

MOBO-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Cooling supply- ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

You're right. I hit 104 degrees more than a few times before I shut her off until the fan arrived.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:23 AM

Not a big fan of that cooler, but you have top grade equipment to overclock with. No real tricks to overcloclocking your setup. Crank up you BCLK, watch your heat, enjoy.

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