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Old December 15, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Default i7 920, gtx 460 x2 OC

Hey guys,

I'm fairly new around here, I came by to check out the BST section to see what kind of upgrade I could get my hands on for a discount. From there I got interested in the contests and fell in love with a few of the mods happening in the worklog section. And now I find myself lurking around these forums quite a bit so here my first constructive post.

I'm relatively new to overclocking and I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't done my homework and have no clue what half the setting in the bios do. But I got an i7 920 and a asus P6X58D-E bundle used from Xeven and I've been abusing it to no end without a single BSOD. So here is what I've accomplished:

i7 920 D0 under a Noctua nh-d14
4gb G.skill ripjaw 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 rated (dual channel on a x58 )
xfx 850w PSU
MSI GTX 460 1gb cyclone x2 in SLI
OCZ vertex 60gb (not sandforce)
HAF 932 case

OC achievements so far:

At first I was running the i7 a little hot at 1.35v 3.9ghz (190bclk) folding at 77c, but I decided to see if I could maintain the overclock with lower voltage.

So I found I could get 4 ghz stable at 1.25v with ease and this dropped the temp to roughly 65c folding.

Then I wanted to see what I could pull in vantage with my two gtx 460s OC'd to 900mhz @ 1.087v 57c and I achieved:

My current goal is to do some reading on ram timings as my 7-7-7-21 1333mhz ram is currently running 9-9-9-24 1535mhz and I'd like to see if I can get stable at lower timings again.

I'd love any feedback you guys can give on how I can improve my overclocks and/or temperatures. Or if there are any benchmarks you would like me to post.

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Old December 15, 2010, 05:32 PM
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Looks nice now.

to go higher you may have to drop the multiplier from 21 to 19 or 18 and up the QPI

If your stabel where you are at your laghing. Be Happy
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Old December 16, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Well I've got my frist bluescreens now, I get error code 124 bluescreens with a bclk of 194 and up. Any body have any tips for easy bypasses?
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