3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2010 10:25 PM by Pyro4lif

    Overclocking Primer? i7 930 P6T SE

    Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      I see lots of comments about overclocking, but I have no come across a link to a primer or basic how to.  I saw the comments on the quality of some i7's; I don't appear to be in the danger zone (manuactured March 2010).  But I need to get educated on how to monitor, assess whether overclocing is working, etc.


      My comment when building this system was that my PC had developed problems, and I had to build without enough money.  I had hoped this system was sufficien to add RAM and an upgrade path to hardware MPE.


      Any links or suggestions for basic overclocking on this system?  I don't feel a need to push it, just to stretch a bit.


      (My obvious number 1 need is more RAM, but that will have to wait.)


      (My ppbm5 results did not post, but I need to redo them with the few tweaks I have in place.  They look in the lowest quartile, which is probably about right for stock i7 with 7G ram.)


      Thanks, Stan


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