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Old 01-05-2010, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I am relatively new to building computers (just finished my first build last week) and I am loving every second of it. It's been a blast, and I'm just looking to expand on my knowledge. Something I'd really like to get into is overclocking (especially because I think my build can easily handle it), yet I don't know a single thing about it, especially the risks. I'd hate to do something dumb/risky, because I wasn't informed.

Can anyone point me in the right direction, maybe a link to a website or something, that can introduce the basics of overclocking? This way I could just come back with more specific questions if I have them, or when I start to actually overclock my components. I've tried just reading through the forums, but I have trouble understanding it sometimes, considering I that I have no experience with it.

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There are plenty of guides out there.

All you gotta do is google, and read the posts in the overclocking threads on this forum.

I don't know what Cpu you have, otherwise id give links.

Official Intel Overclocking thread
http://www.techist.com/forums/f10/of...thread-162493/
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There are plenty of guides out there.
I don't know what Cpu you have, otherwise id give links.
I have an i7-920. Would an entire list of my parts help? I was under the impression you could overclock more than the CPU. If this is true I'll just edit this post to include my system specs.
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Ultimate Core i7 Overclocking Guide -- We Push Nehalem to its Limits | Maximum PC

Intel Core i7-920 Overclocking Guide - X-bit labs

bit-tech.net | Guide - Overclocking Intel's Core i7 920

I suggest reading those guides first, all of them, before attempting or asking further questions.

Make sure you have good case cooling and an aftermarket heat sink.
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Thank you! Will do! I'll be back if I have more questions after that. Thanks for the heat sink tip >.<
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I'm working on a Intel Overclocking Guide for this site. Expect it in a couple weeks
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The first one is VERY appealing, due to it's price after rebate.. however I know nothing about after market CPU fans. Does that cost 16 bucks for a reason, or would the difference between that one and the Dark Knight make it wise to wait another pay check?

Also, still reading through those guides. Seems to be a lot more to it than I expected. I guess I didn't realize overclocking one component meant overclocking the others so much. I'll ask those questions after more research though. I'll need that heat sink first eh? >.<
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You can OC with the stock heat sink but you won't be able to OC it much.
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