Overclocking the i7

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If I try overclocking the core i7 920 will I have to adjust everything in the guide on tomshardware like the memory and fsb speeds. Or can I just increase the speed say to 3.0ghz from 2.66??
Thanks guys for helping (I have never overclocked anything...)
 

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You will need to adjust the base clock (because that is what gives you higher speeds)

But all the other stuff is recommended.

You should be able to get it to 3.0Ghz without even changing the voltage. Just raise the base clock from 133 mhz to 150mhz
 

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Dude, seriusl you need to read up more.

The base clock is what sets the speed.

The multi is what the base clock is multiplied by to get the speed.

the i7 920 has a multiplier of 20.

Example:

(Base clock) * (multiplier)= The final speed.

So the stock settings would be:
(Base clock) * (multiplier)= 2.66

and as i have already said. the multipler for the i7 920 is 20 this gives us the following...

(Base clock) * (20)= 2.66

Simple alegebra dictates that the base clock must be 133 in this situation.

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So then obviously 150 base clock would give us 3.0 ghz because of the following.....

(Base clock) * (multiplier)= The final speed.

(Base clock) * (multiplier)= 3.0GHz

(Base clock) * (20)= 3.0GHz

(150) * (20)= 3.0GHz


Get it?


 

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Yes Thank you. What speed do you think I could get with the stock cooler??
 

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Is that on Newegg? I like them but will check it out on ebay.
 

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