hi can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to overclock the new intel 920 i7, including what cooling i should use. Please explain each term in great detail.( for example i dunno what memory multiplier is). This is my first build and my first overclock so please.
Thank you very much
The Core i7 920 is not locked. It has a wattage check though, I believe it is 130W. You're limited to whatever overclock will output 130W or less. Unfortunately I don't own one to toy with, so you'll have to wait for other members to chime in.
@ OP, it would be helpful if you could post some pics of your BIOS, it would make it easier for us to explain.
But you need to know the basics first. The CPU frequency is determined by the multiplier and bus speed (I can't call it the FSB, because it's not anymore), which I believe is 133x20. Since the 920 has a locked multiplier, you'd need to increase the bus speed (133) to overclock.
I don't actually own one of these things so I can't help you with much else ATM, although I'm pretty sure it's identical to Phenom in terms of memory etc. Posting some pics of your BIOS would help a lot.