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Old February 24, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Default Should I OC i7 920

I just bought a new computer, and im wondering if i should oc my i7. I've never really oc'ed before and don't know the safe way to do it. Even then, im not not sure whether it would even be worthwhile for my setup. I ask you keep it simple and easy to follow, seeing how im pretty new to this.

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Old February 24, 2009, 08:19 PM
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3.6 on stock HSF maximum probably. Don't hit 70C.

That chip oc'es very well.
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Old February 24, 2009, 09:33 PM
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70c is that what most people are staying under just asking for my own benefit sometimes i hit 70 max but i am looking for a good car rad or oil cooler to try to bring them down

p.s yes the overclocked performance of the i7 is great
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Old February 24, 2009, 10:55 PM
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I'm doing stock cooling, waiting for my WC adapter. 3.1 Ghz @ 70 deg load. So try 145 Bclock.
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