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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I've found Intels own Linpack (or LinX if you like a GUI ) test much better than OCCT. It seems to show failures quicker, and shows failures even when OCCT and Prime hasn't. Not to mention it seems to get the CPU hotter by a few deg

    Worth considering
    I know, but this is just a beginners guide. Usually you only need an extensive test if you are attempting to push your CPU to the very limits of it's design. Maybe we add this to the Troubleshooting/FAQ as an option for people who want to be absolutely sure their system is stable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Excellent thread and really useful - I've made it a sticky so that it gets the profile it deserves.
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    i7 (Bloomfield) Overclocking Guide

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Epic work of genius

    Seeing as I just invested in i7
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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

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    Epic work of genius

    Seeing as I just invested in i7
    that should save Agent getting loads of phone calls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    that should save Agent getting loads of phone calls
    Instead he is likely to add me as an MSN contact and IM me every chance he gets.
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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

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    Instead he is likely to add me as an MSN contact and IM me every chance he gets.
    I keep MSN and the forums firmly separate
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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    Instead he is likely to add me as an MSN contact and IM me every chance he gets.
    Now there's an idea....

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Agent, You must have a Tardus or something because you seem post before someone else has after they have posted.

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    0iD's work, agreed by us all... fully deserved

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    OiD, next time you happen to take a peak at the BIOS for your CPU, can you please see if the multipier is 20? If Intel works it the same way as they did the Core 2s, you'll find that your multipler will be higher and the base clock will still be 133MHz. I just wanna check this before I ammend the guide to reflect this.
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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Nice post, very useful to someone who isnt too sure on OCing

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    A good idiots guide to OC'ing...This will help with some friends of mine OC their PCs as I'm rubbish translating the BIOS stuff.

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by Andi-C View Post
    A good idiots guide to OC'ing...This will help with some friends of mine OC their PCs as I'm rubbish translating the BIOS stuff.

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    Re: i7 Overclocking for Beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    what is a TURE...
    A badly spelled heatsink

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