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Old 06-06-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Question I7 930

Need help. How do you overclock i7 cores ,like i7 930
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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Do you REALLY need to overclock a Cpu that costs more alone than a full blown mac?
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How does the $290 CPU cost more than a $500+ mac?

Anyways, to keep on topic, overclocking that proc (and any other) has pretty much the exact same steps to be done. The only real variance on how to do it is in the motherboard and it's BIOS.

Which motherboard do you have?
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GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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How does the $290 CPU cost more than a $500+ mac?

Which motherboard do you have?

??? http://www.google.com/products/catal...CBcQ8wIwAzgA#p ???

Costs more than a Mac.

on subject, Bios should hold clocks set on your CPu, for more info, read the sticky @@ the clocking forum.
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??? http://www.google.com/products/catal...CBcQ8wIwAzgA#p ???

Costs more than a Mac.

on subject, Bios should hold clocks set on your CPu, for more info, read the sticky @@ the clocking forum.
Dude there is many diff i7 i said i7 930

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product
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Had you actually looked for the specific processor he mentioned you'd see that you are $700 off:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20930%202.8ghz
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you know if there a over clock tut for i7 ?
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I don't see one on our site but google has a bunch of hits.

Basically, while old (and for an AMD) the guide we have stickied is pretty much accurate.

Assuming things haven't changed since I last OC'ed you will need to disable all CPU heat-related things like Speed-step and C1 on Intel chips. The i7's got rid of the FSB architecture that they used to have for something similar to that of AMD so from there my knowledge is pretty much void...

If it makes you feel more comfortable look at this thread. It shows their settings and how it worked for them on your board. http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=632964
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Thats a pretty sweet motherboard your running - it's supposed to be a great overclocking board.

Go into the BIOS and disable CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) and CPU EIST Function. You'll find these under 'Advanced CPU Features'. Next is 'MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)', here set the QPI Link Speed to 48, enable Base Clock(BCLK) Control, set Performance Enhance to Standard and if your running X.M.P. RAM set Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) to Profile 1. Set the System Memory Multiplier until the value underneath matches your RAM speed. Set DRAM Timing Selectable to Manual and set the timings here according to your RAM specs. Enable Load-Line Calibration and set CPU Vcore to 1.14V, QPI/Vtt Voltage, IOH Core and DRAM Voltage to their normal values.

If you've done everything here then your ready to start OC'ing and you should have a better understanding of the multipliers in the BIOS.

If your going for a high overclock then go to 'PC Health Status' and disable CPU Smart FAN Control so the CPU fan runs @ 100%. You can enable this feature when overclocking without vCore increases as it will make for a quieter machine.

Remember you can save 8 BIOS profiles, just press Esc to get to the main menu and it's F11 to save the profile or F12 to load one. This is handy cause you can save the stock BIOS settings and as you OC you save your stable settings and work on the not so stable ones.

Again, all of the above is just setting up the BIOS for the overclock. What you need to do then is start to increase the BCLK Frequency (Mhz) and test the OC with Prime95 (32 bit/64 bit) to make sure it's stable, while watching the temps with Real Temp. Then go back and increase it a bit more. As you increase the BCLK Frequency reduce the System Memory Multiplier to keep your RAM at/near it's native speed and also keep an eye on QPI Link Speed. When you hit a wall and can't get stable, assuming that the RAM and QPI aren't holding you back, you then need to increase the CPU vCore but this is only needed after about 3.6Ghz-3.8Ghz.

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