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Old May 7, 2009, 10:59 PM
RexFeral RexFeral is offline
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Default OC Noob needs formula

Hi all! I recently tried to overclock my new I7-920 using a formula from another site. Unfortunately, I failed to notice that this fellow was using a faster ram than I had. His was 1600 and mine is 1333. I knew 4.3 was too fast as I'm using air cooling so I tried to keep the voltage a little lower to compensate. Big mistake! I just got my computer back with a new processor and I still want to try to push it to a reasonable level that will be stable 24/7. I'm running the stock fans it came with and added two overhead one directly on the ram and the other on the processor. Not only is my 'puter running much cooler, my feet are freezing!.....LOL!! I've perused a few websites similar to HC, but none seem to have the wisdom and common sense this site consistently exhibits. So Guru's, has anyone here taken their I7-920 to next level without poaching their processor. If so, could you give me the benefit of your experience?

Thx in advance

Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 6001) OEM OEM OEM
System Serial Number: OEM
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.65 gigahertz Intel Core i7 920
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
32 kilobyte secondary memory cache
1024 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
Board: EVGA 132-BL-E758 Tylersburg
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 12/10/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d 1000.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
756.75 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0 ATA Device [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0
12280 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A2' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A3' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A4' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A5' has 2048 MB
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 1000.20 GB 756.75 GB free
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