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Old April 9, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Default i7 930 Help!

Hey everyone.

I've never overclocked before, and I know there are guides abound so I wont be asking too much. My main question after looking around is, why is batch number so important? My 930 is batch #3952A521.. I've seen so many people obsessed over batches, I'm not exactly sure what it means.

My 2nd question is, does the 930 OC the same as a 920? Meaning, will an i7 920 OC guide be relevant or is there a specific 930 guide?

3rd question, a little off topic - what cooler would you guys recommend? So far it seems I should either get the Ven X, the Megahalems, or the NH-D14 (I'm shooting for 3.8MHz).

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Old August 10, 2010, 01:07 PM
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i have the same questions
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Old August 10, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Batch numbers are typically an indicator of how well a given chip may overclock. Certain batch numbers are "golden", while others are dogs.

The 930 is the same CPU as the 920, just with a higher multiplier. The guides are relevant.

As for the cooler, any of those 3 should be able to get you to your max aircooled OC.
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Old August 10, 2010, 01:32 PM
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A batch is all of the chips that came off of one wafer. Most chips in a batch will overclock similarly with other chips in the same batch. Batch number is important because some wafers are not as good quality as others and some will overclock to insane levels, it is even more important with the i7 930 because some batches didn't overclock very well.

Yes an i7 920 guide will be pretty much the same as an i7 930 guide the only difference between the chips is that the i7 930 has a 21x multiplier not a 20x multiplier

Sugar J is right about the coolers, they are all very good. Good luck on that overclock!
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