Help Please - OC: i7 870.

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  1. Stantor

    Stantor New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm planning to OC my 870 to 4GHz however I'm a total novice when it comes to overclocking.

    My motherboard is a "Asus P7P55D-E LX" with the latest BIOS update. My board has a "CPU Level Up" option in the BIOS which automatically adjusts volts etc but unfortunately it only goes up to a maximum of 3.5GHz.

    I understand I must do it manually to get a higher speed but have no idea what voltages to use, is there a website or anything to go by as I can't find anything.

    Also what happens to turbo mode speeds when I OC? Does it automatically scale or do I need to disable it?

    Cheers guys.
     
  2. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

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    Would be best to disable turbo.

    With volts. Start on stock, increase the FSB, and volts until you boot.
     
  3. abe465

    abe465 Member

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    Here is a good website that tells everything about overclocking ... http://www.techreaction.net/2010/09/07/3-step-overclocking-guide-lynnfield/ (btw this is a 4 page guide because the first time I read it I never saw the selection of 1-4 pages -.-)

    When you're overclocking you must turn off turbo boost or else it will interfere with the OC and confuse the CPU.
     
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