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Old April 27, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Default first time oc i7

here are my specs

ASUS Maximus III Extreme
Enermax Revolution 85+ 850W
4GB Patriot Viper II Sector 5 DDR3-2000
MSI R5850-PM2D1G-OC
i7-860
CM Hyper 212+
CM Storm Sniper BE

Right now my idle temps are around 21-26* and when i did prime95 it maxed at 39-42* under 100% load
3DMark06 score was 17788

this is all stock.

I am gonna start by following this guide

Core i7 Overclocking Guide For Beginners

but I am looking for some other tips or advice

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Old April 27, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Well I here's my first attemp and everything seems stable ran Prime95 for about 1.5 hrs

gonna leave it for today and go a little higher tomorrow

New 3DMark06 score is 20592

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Old April 27, 2010, 01:04 PM
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Default Nice temps

Do you have after market cooling installed ? Nice temps What are temps with full load ?

I perlonaly woud not go abuve 65 c at full prime load .
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Old April 27, 2010, 01:41 PM
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i have the hyper 212+ on the cpu. and the temps listed there was at full load 45 - 53. the Sniper Storm has great cooling with the 200 on top, 200 front, 200 side, 120 bottom and 120 out the back
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Old April 27, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Default I havent clocked an 1156

I have an i7 920 so I cant help more. Run it as is fore a wile to day to day stabilty. Fore use other than gaming or benching you can lower fan speeds if you want. I would use it at those clocks fore a wile and see if you like the preformance. As you overclocke further the games will begin to maintain stabillilty.

Post a Bios template and let the games begin if you want.
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This post on EVga forums may give you a starting piont but each board and chip i7 870 so to speek requiers the use of differnt settings to get the best result. i7-860 and 4 RAM slots OC'ing WOOT STABLE

Look fore a forum post on your board and chip like this one to get information on your board.

Each time you change BIOS the game start all over
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Old April 28, 2010, 09:49 AM
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thanks for the ink
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Old April 28, 2010, 10:34 AM
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I like this thread also:

Guide to Overclocking the Core I7 920 or 930 to 4.0ghz - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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Old April 28, 2010, 12:15 PM
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these are the only settings i have played with so far btw

Ai Overclock Tuner - Manual
CPU Ratio Setting - Auto
Intel (R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech - Enabled
Intel (R) Turbo Mode Tech - disabled
BCLK Frequency - 160
PCIE Fequency - 100
DRAM Frequency - DDR3 - 1280MHz -

DRAM CAS# Latency - 8 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay - 8 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# PRE Time - 8 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# ACT Time - 24 DRAM Clock
CPU Voltage 1.10000v
CPU PLL Voltage - Auto
QPI/DRAM Voltage - Auto
IOH Voltage - Auto
IOH PCIE Voltage - Auto
ICH Voltage - Auto
ICH Voltage - Auto
DRAM Bus Voltage - 1.66v
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA - Auto
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA - Auto
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB - Auto
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB - Auto
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC - Auto
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC - Auto
Load-Line Calibration - Enabled
CPU Differential Amplitude - Auto
CPU Clock Skew - Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum - Auto
IOH Clock Skew - Auto
PCIE Spread Spectrum - Auto
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So from this point on should I increase the vcore first or just the bclk until it becomes unstable and then increase the vcore. or should i put the vcore at a safe setting first. I think 1.35v and the start increasing my bclk?
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FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4

got this in prime 95. what does it mean. I tested the memory using memtest 4.0 and no errors reported
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