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    Question OC i7 920 with Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    I've taken a quick look through the forums and also searched as well for some information about overclocking an i7 920 (C0 stepping) with a Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R. I did see the link in the sticky that lead to the Extreme version of the GA-X58 board.


    My question is would this guide apply to the UD3R board?
    If not, does anyone have a good link to reference?

    My goal is a modest overclock to say 3.6 GHz. I've seen this proc get up to over 4.0, but that is not my goal due to difficulty primarily... and heat!

    I've picked up a Corsair H50 to replace the Scythe Katana 3, so cooling shouldn't be an issue. I haven't installed it yet though.
    I'm also thinking about replacing the case with a Corsair 700D.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: OC i7 920 with Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    The general principles are the same for any X58 motherboard; it's just a question of what motherboard options are available. I would certainly start there and see how you get on. And 4GHz with a C0 is definitely uncommon.


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    Re: OC i7 920 with Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    Thanks! I'll start by looking at the link in the Sticky first and go from there.

    I'll let you know who it goes or if I have any other questions.

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    Re: OC i7 920 with Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    Just to follow up. I wasn't really able to get what I wanted out of the OC, so I'm back to running at stock speeds.

    Which honestly, is still fine for me. I can rip through Handbrake DVD transcodes to MP4 in 20 minutes, so no worries!

    Thanks!

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    Re: OC i7 920 with Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    I have the rig in my sys specs up to 3.57 GHz with no issues. Temps avg @76C on all cores while folding.
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    Re: OC i7 920 with Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

    If you don't need it, turn Hyperthreading off to get to your goal of 3.6Ghz. The C0 stepping is the lesser performer when it comes to overclocks, the D0 stepping is where the majority of the 4Ghz overclocks are.

    The 700D will certainly help a bunch to cool stuff down since there is so much room inside.

    Also, max stability means keeping a ratio that always ends up in DDR3-1600. using a BCLK of 180 might do the trick with a 2:8 ratio.

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