Overclocking the Core i7 processors

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Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:36 am

Looks like quite a few are upgrading to the new i7 CPUs,here's some stuff I've used doing mine.
Feel free to post tips,tricks or links to decent overclocking advice/results.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/743 ... 0-4-a.html

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overcloc ... nners.html

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainbo ... eluxe.html

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... hlight=860

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews ... 7870/4.htm

You can move this to the Overclocking forum if you like FF.
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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:06 am

Moving to the OC forum. This can be useful as I have just got myself a shiny new 875K! ;)
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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:27 am

What chipset/mobo do you have Fox?
It looks like the 875K is smokin fast once it turned up to "11" :wink:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/di ... html#sect1
These i7 chips are slick and snappy with Windows 7...enjoy!

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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:25 am

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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:29 am

Dang fox that stinks :(

One of my green's died on my out of left field after a years worth of faithful service. Only had 20 hours to back it up before it went totally offline...how is the RMA going?

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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:27 am

Here's a pretty extensive guide I recently finished:

Core i3, i5, and i7 - 3 Step Overclocking Guides
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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:24 pm

Im thinking about getting a new i7. These guides will defenitely help me with the overclocking. Thanks :wink:
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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:00 am

will it work on corei3 and i5??
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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:10 am

I have the i7-990x and if you want to overclock that then you have to disable HyperThreading in the BIOS.

Just running it in idle with no overclock the difference in core temps is between three and four degrees Celsius lower with HT disabled.

Having said that I am a fish out of water on this section of the forum because I have not yet felt the need to overclock my system. I have no interest in doing it just for the sake of it. It is however nice to have that ability should I ever have my system succumb to a CPU bottleneck.
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Re: Overclocking the Core i7 processors

Postposted on Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:15 pm

I'm still rocking an air cooled i7 920, OC'd to the standard 3.7GHz. It still does a pretty good job in 90% of the high end AAA titles; only falling short in the open world games, like Saints Row 4, and the like. I'll probably keep the CPU until it fries itself, because the R9 290X I paired with it has really helped the games (and CPU have some legs).
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