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Asus P6T, i7 920, XM3 1600...want to overclock...

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Hello all,

I have spent a good couple hours now researching overclocking my motherboard and I just can't seem to find any good info on doing it without killing my machine. I am not looking to overclock to 4GHz like everyone is, I just want to boost my speed and maintain stability. I was thinking something around 3.2GHz to 3.5GHz.


Anyways, here are my machine stats:


Asus P6T Deluxe V2

i7 920 2.6GHz

Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 3x2GB

Zalman 600W PSU


Now my case doesn't have the GREATEST cooling but it is pretty good. I have sort of a wind tunnel thing in my case that helps direct a lot of air over the CPU.


So, how about it, does anyone have a good starting point or a similar configuration they can share.


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Ehh i have pretty much exactly the same system, so ehh

I guess just set BCLK to around 166 with 21x multiplier or 175 for 20x multiplier.

If you don't know what any of this means, feel free to ask ^^

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If you've been doing some research and reading you should be finding out if you follow the guides properly there is little chance of "frying" something :)


For no more than you want to overclock (as Mizzl has pointed out) it might be as simple as increasing your bclk. But as you increase your bclk your memory frequency is going to increase also, meaning that you will have to use a memory divider to keep the memory operating at a reasonable frequency.


You may need to bump your vcore just a tad, but even that might not be necessary. There are several great socket 1336 / i7 920 overclocking guides out there - some on other sites so you'll need to continue researching on your own.


Here are some key technical aspects you'll need to consider;



cpu multiplier

intel turbo mode (and how it can affect your multiplier = resulting cpu speed)

memory frequency

memory timings

memory divider

uncore speed



cpu vcore

dram voltage

QPI voltage


These cover the basics. Other voltages in the BIOS can pretty much be left at BIOS defaults unless you are going to be doing some extreme overclocking. Do yourself a favor and research/learn some more about overclocking the 1366 socket platform, that way you know what you are doing.

Edited by wevsspot

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