Recently OC'd my i7 930 from stock 2.8ghz to stable 3.8ghz by following this guide.
i7 OCing guide for beginners
I started out at 3.36 and went up from there.
Good luck, please post what stable speeds you are able to get and at what accompanying core voltages if possible.
I've read this guide briefly before, and I'm just curious, it mentions after all the CPU overclocking is done that it will next show you how to bring the speed of the RAM back up, but never appears to do so. Am I just missing it or is it simply not there?
So there we have it, some basic overclocking on the i7 platform. Next up, we will have a look at the memory and how we can make it run faster.
Sorry Rain it would appear that the OP of the OC thread never got around to an OCing guide for ram. Will do a little research and see if I can find anything.
Found this guide and while it is not as specific in terms of explaining step by step it has alot of general information that is worth looking over.
Ram OCing Basics DDR-3
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For a gaming pc i do not see the use of an OC system. The current CPU are by far Fast enof for gaming No use to go over 3.2 stock clock cpu
There is no Use for 4 GHZ oc. If you Oc for a faster workstation then it is acceptable bud for game's No need.
Only gain from oc for game's is faster loading screen. The ssd in your system is Good enof for the job.
Second the fps gain you will see meby no improvement or meby 3 to 5 frame's of improvement. not worth the hassle
You hurt your lifespan of your cpu that is already capable of running your game smooth at it stock speeds.
Older versions Yes newer versions like I7 and I5 is a no no these cpu already out preform any performance you need for game's.
these are overkill already your not using all of you PCU power to run these game's
I really think the title should be changed to "i7-9xx overclocking guide for beginners" that way we don't have new folks thinking this also refers to the i7-2600/27K.
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If a Mod can edit the thread title that would be awesome. Just add in the 9xx portion after i7 thanksssssssssss
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