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Old 12-22-2008, 06:15 AM   #1
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Core i7 920 with Intel DX58SO

I need a little advice on an overclock that has done well for me lately, but would like to know what I can do to add just a little more speed to my 3D renders.

If anyone is using an Intel DX58SO and a Core i7 920 together please give me some tips as to what settings you are using for
your overclock.

I only made 2 simple adjustments to my OC

1. Increase core voltage to 1.3 volts
2. Increase 133 multiplier to 166.

Now the system runs very reliably at 3.5 Ghz. I can send it 3D render jobs (that 3 - 4 times faster than my Core 2 Duo) to complete, and it does them without any issues at all. Temperatures stay at 62C under full load because I have a Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366RT CPU Cooler.

For memory I am using Corsair 6GB XMS3-1600 PC3-12800, rated at 9-9-9-24 at 1.65V. So I do know this memory will take overclocking. One thing I find hard to get information on, (I have searched many forums) is people using the Intel motherboard for overclocking. The forums and information out there is loaded with ASUS and Gigabyte information, (which have
their BIOS menus looking different) because those boards were marketted towards overclockers. The reality is, the Intel board overclocks just fine! You can even use the Intel Desktop Control Center and change the settings within Windows!

Something that I have noticed about using Intel Desktop Control Center is conveniant. If you try to use settings that don't work well, the program stops responding. You quit the program and try again with different settings. This is nice because you get a small time saver by you not having to reboot, not have the system post, and have to reset etc.

If anyone knows of some very simple settings to change that they are using with their Intel DX58SO and Core i7 920 I would appreciate it alot. In plain easy english because I am just getting used to OC lingo talk! I would like to move up to 3.6 to 4.0 Ghz and that would be just fine. So far the performance has been astounding so even if I am not going any higher, I will
be fine. One question I have is definately about core voltage. Why do you need to increase it? (Ans aside from processor lifespan, does increasing it hurt anything) And QPI. What is it exactly?

This post: http://www.xtremesystems.org/Forums/....php?p=3496262

Shows alot of information relating to how the settings react to eachother, but honestly, I have never overclocked before and I find this much information a little over my head (I also am still a little scared of overclocking further than I already have because I am new at it). It almost seems like you would need a Excel sheet or some type of calculator to know what settings would work properly.

Any help would be appreciated, especially from anyone who has the Intel DX58SO board.
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