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Overclocking i7 965 CPU


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#1 wjason777

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:52 PM

I have a Intel i7 965 3.2 cpu and I would like to overclock it the furthis it will go without adding any additional hardware or damaging anything. Any suggestions?

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:22 PM

Well, it is an "Extreme Edition" most likely, so multipliers are unlocked. QPI already runs fast on that (6.4) so depending on board, it will be easier/less hassle to bump multipliers first to see what the CPU is capable of. Stock cooling will be pressed even with no voltage increase on an overclocked CPU. Main thing, keep the memory timing/QPI stock at first while you see what the CPU is capable of. Later, if you decide to, you can bump BCLOCK, and tweek memory timings like the rest of us with I7 920s have had to do from day one.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/i7-c0-d0,2386-5.html Just one. Lots of guides out there. Main thing I will stress is cooling. A top flight air cooler, or water cooling is needed. Speedfan http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php and Intel burn test http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloadget.php?id=2047&file=1&evp=c124b204b68596fcc99d0f9f96c3bb65 are your friends.

Let me know when you hit 4ghz.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

So pretty much I can overclock it to 4.0 with stock fan?

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:33 AM

So pretty much I can overclock it to 4.0 with stock fan?


No.......................unless your ambient is below freezing.

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