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Windows 7: Overclocking Help


01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Overclocking Help

Hey Guys,

I want to overclock my Intel i7 920 to something stable. I've never done overclocking before and was wondering if anyone can help me out. I'm trying to run stable at 3.8



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01 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I don't see what cpu cooler you are using but my first suggestion is to make sure you have a very good after market, well seated with a quality thermal compound installed. Then from their visit Overclocking specialty forums and do a lot of reading and research. Find out what others are doing using the closest possible hardware to yours. Use your bios to make the needed changes, get to know your bios very well. Stay away from program related overclocking. Take small steps. Get familiar with Prime 95,cpu-z and temp monitoring programs. Heat is your enemy so make sure you have good airflow.Overclocking is a learning process, trial and error, takes patients and as much knowledge as you can get your hands on. Make small increases stress test those changes with Prime 95 this will have to run for hours at a time. Watch your temps. With enough research you can find a place to get started. But remember not every chip will overclock the same or to the same level. Cooling and small increases, and research are the things I would suggest. Also Google overclocking the i7 920. Hope this will help you get started. Fabe
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01 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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System Manufacturer/Model Number DELL XPS 730x
Unless Dell has un-hidden the options in the bios that you would need, you can forget about overclocking unless you want to do it using software.
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01 Mar 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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System Manufacturer/Model Number DELL XPS 730x
Unless Dell has un-hidden the options in the bios that you would need, you can forget about overclocking unless you want to do it using software.
... and since your bios is locked by the manufacturer, this is highly ill-advised.

In the meantime, you can read up on what to do in case you decide to swap motherboards:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...7-920-4-a.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...rclocking.html
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01 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing is locked by Dell, all bios an options are there to do over clocking, they even have a few videos on Youtube from Dell Engineers/Support Team showing how to do it correctly, probably going to have to follow some of them. I see all the features needed to do the overclocking, just not sure how to do it safely/securely, since this is my first time.

Thanks for the help, will try the links as well.
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02 Mar 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phase View Post
Nothing is locked by Dell, all bios an options are there to do over clocking,
Really?

So BCLK/muti, vcore, QPI/DRAM or VTT, DRAM volts, RAM timings etc are accessible on some Dell Machines?



Could you possibly post a link to one of the youtube clips?
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02 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phase View Post
Nothing is locked by Dell, all bios an options are there to do over clocking,
Really?

So BCLK/muti, vcore, QPI/DRAM or VTT, DRAM volts, RAM timings etc are accessible on some Dell Machines?



Could you possibly post a link to one of the youtube clips?
All those options are there, ever since I owned the XPS 600 it was capable of overclocking, just never got around to do it or know how to do it properly. Here's a video from Youtube on Dell's channel "DellVlog" showing how to overclock the 730x, they have different videos as well for diff machines.

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