OC my i7 920@2.67 to 3.0+ *If possible*

By Igor Shabunko · 6 replies
Jan 18, 2014
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  1. Hello:

    Im new to techspot-and Ok @ the OC stuff. I would like to see what advice you guys can give in regards to possibly overclocking my i7920.


    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior (case has 4 fans) 2 Large 2 small)

    Intel i7 920@2.67GH'z (intel x58chipset)
    voltage: 0.936v-1.1v
    core speed 1600-2500Mhz
    bus speed 133.6Mhz
    20GB RAM
    64bit OS
    Motherboard: P6T Delux V2
    Graphics card: Radeon HD 5770

    Based on the above information: I would like to know/get feedback if......

    A. is it possible to overclock to 3.0+ without having to much heat problems or melting my CPU.
    B. if possible. where can I find a good guide? or tech support??. here?!

    C. what other options do I have? if not the OC option

    ** Thank you for your time and replies **
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,696

    Intel Core i7-920 Overclocking Guide. Page 5 (ASUS P6T Deluxe Mainboard)

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  3. Igor Shabunko

    Igor Shabunko TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Download CPU-Z and see which stepping your i7 920 is. D0 will be much easier to overclock and will get better results than C0, although both should get well above 3Ghz easily.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I have D0 stepping running at 3.6-3.8GHz, on ASUS P6T. I can show you exactly which BIOS settings I used, although I have a nice guide I can link too.

    Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooler? And what exactly is your RAM configuration?
  6. Igor Shabunko

    Igor Shabunko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Slh28: appreciate the feedback. will do with the d0.

    St1ckM4n: Id appreciate the full BIOS troubleshoot if you wouldn't mind. All the PC parts were aftermarket. Although the fan is basic Intel Cooling fan for the CPU.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Stop right here and get a custom CPU cooler. Cooler Master Hyper 212 or whatever, if you have to. I'm not going to suggest any form of O/C to a first-gen i7 with stock cooler, sorry dude.

    I'll post the guides later, but I definitely do not recommend doing anything while on stock.
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