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Old 19-01-10, 01:55 PM
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Seeking help for overclocking/tweaking

Hi OC3D!

I bought a new stationary last April and now it's about time to see what it's really got. I haven't been following overclocking and tweaking much the last 3 or 4 years, so I'd appreciate your help with finding some powerful, yet stabil settings for my system.

My specs:

Casing: Antec Nine Hundred Two, 2x 120mm fans on the front, 1x 120mm on the side, 1x 120mm fan on the back, 200mm BigBoy-fan on the top, all fans are adjustable in speed (3 steps)

Motherboard: Asus P6T Workstation Pro with 2x Gigabit Ethernet, fanless cooling with heatpipes, 7.1-lydkort, SLI-/CrossfireX-compatible, EPU EngineSix, AI/overclocking on-the-fly, SAS-controller and 6x SATA-porte

GFX: 1x Asus ENGTX260 (GeForce GTX 260) 896 MB GDDR3 RAM 2,3 GHz (I'll upgrade to SLI when needed)

RAM: 3x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition, DDR3, Triple Channel, 1860 MHz, Reaper Heat Pipe Cooler on top

CPU: Intel Core i7 920, 2,667 GHz quad core, LGA1366 socket

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 7200 RPM, 32 MB cache, 1 TB

DVD: HP dvd1060i

PSU: NorthQ Black Magic Flex 650W, semi-modular

WLAN: Linksys WMP600N, 2 antennas, 2,4/5 GHz

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster T220, 1680x1050, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 20.000:1 Dynamic Contrast, 2 ms update frequency

OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

Keyboard: Logitech DiNovo Edge

I'm currently running stock CPU cooler, but I'm thinking about investing in a Noctua, which should be one of the best for the LGA1366 socket. The motherboard has a lot of options for adjusting the various settings but I have no experience in using them.

Thanks a lot!

Lars / LayZee

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Old 19-01-10, 03:21 PM
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read some of the stickies on hear but research research research,regarding your cooler use the prolemtech megahalms thats meant to be the best i7/i5 cooler
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Old 19-01-10, 06:22 PM
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I have been reading the stickies, but I'd like for some one to be kind enough to walk me through for example RAM configuring in the BIOS and suggestions to settings are very welcome! Thanks for the tip on that CPU cooler
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Old 19-01-10, 07:31 PM
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i7 is all about BCLK.

But I wouldn't do anything until you've got a cooler other than the stock one.
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Old 20-01-10, 12:21 AM
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read some of the stickies on hear but research research research,regarding your cooler use the prolemtech megahalms thats meant to be the best i7/i5 cooler
Not anymore! Thermalright's new cooler, the Venomous X, beat it

Edit: Dont know if it has hit the stores though xD Oh well..
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Old 20-01-10, 06:16 PM
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Okay, I guess I have to do even more reading, but can you recommend any guides on i7, DDR3, GeForce or ASUS overclocking?
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Old 20-01-10, 06:18 PM
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Start with Google may help...
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Old 20-01-10, 06:43 PM
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Start with Google may help...
What Tony meant was if you look round the forum dude there are lots of guides and even more threads. You really need to give those a read and familiarise yourself with the bios, then come back and ask some more direct questions.
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Old 20-01-10, 07:13 PM
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This is the one im using to help me overclock my rig.

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/...d_processors/1
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Old 20-01-10, 09:45 PM
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Well, I figured that you guys would be the right persons to ask - that you'd have a lot of experience overclocking If you could recommend some guides in particular instead of having to trawl the web for xx different guides that would save me a lot of trouble. I know that I have to do a lot of reading but why read 10-20 guides on CPU clocking if I can read 2 or 3 good guides and get some pointers from you guys, right?

Thanks for the link, Msm2, it's Core 2 CPU clocking but I've already read it and some of the information is somewhat useful I'm wondering about the RAM timings though - starting out with 5-5-5-15 is that also recommended for DDR3?
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