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Does anyone have any advice on settings for this to someone who has never overclocked and does not know what he is doing?Thanks in advance! Intel I7 920 @2.67 ghz, 12 gb ram, windows 64

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Geoff, Looks like your trying to OC in windows - usually best done in the bios, unless you looking for a "mild" OC.

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Geoff, Looks like your trying to OC in windows - usually best done in the bios, unless you looking for a "mild" OC.
Right now as a newbie-a "mild" one would do fine-but there are no directions!

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Try simply bumping up the base clock in small (perhaps 5 or 10MHz) increments. You really shouldn't have to touch anything else if you're just going for a mild O/C.

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I would do a Google/Bing of "i7 920 overclocking guide" or something along those lines. It might take you a bit of time to learn the terminology and to find the sweet spot for your processor but the reward is definitely worth it since FSX responds so well to overclocking, in my experience at least. I would post some specific tips of my own but I'm not familiar with the 920. -Alex

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Ok-thanks guys. I thought I'd give it a start with this program and then get more into it at some point. Ryan, the motherboard is a x58m msi model ms-7593.

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Ok-thanks guys. I thought I'd give it a start with this program and then get more into it at some point. Ryan, the motherboard is a x58m msi model ms-7593.
Hi Geoff,What brand and model of memory are you using? The reason I'm asking is that most if not all name brand memory has profiles "built in" to each module via a little chip called a SPD (Serial Presence Detect) that tells the system about the capability of each module I.E. it's speed, it's latency among many other things. As an example your system will default your memory to 1066 mhz but your memory might be rated for say 1666 mhz. In order to actually get your memory to run at 1666 mhz you simply (through the bios) load the "profile" for your memory into your settings and your memory should now run a it's rated speed. I don't have a MSI board (I use a Asus P6T Deluxe Version 2) but I'm pretty sure your bios will let you adjust the above.One thing to keep in mind though is that if you in the future really want to over clock your system you will need to install a good after market cooling solution.Dan Martin Flight Ontario

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Hi Geoff,What brand and model of memory are you using? The reason I'm asking is that most if not all name brand memory has profiles "built in" to each module via a little chip called a SPD (Serial Presence Detect) that tells the system about the capability of each module I.E. it's speed, it's latency among many other things. As an example your system will default your memory to 1066 mhz but your memory might be rated for say 1666 mhz. In order to actually get your memory to run at 1666 mhz you simply (through the bios) load the "profile" for your memory into your settings and your memory should now run a it's rated speed. I don't have a MSI board (I use a Asus P6T Deluxe Version 2) but I'm pretty sure your bios will let you adjust the above.One thing to keep in mind though is that if you in the future really want to over clock your system you will need to install a good after market cooling solution.Dan Martin Flight Ontario
Hi Dan-Nice to hear from you after so long! The memory is <LI style="COLOR: black; mso-list: l10 level1 lfo1; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list .5in" class=MsoNormal>12GB DDR3 SDRAM triple channel memory (2GB x 6)I am not sure of the brand.. All this is a little greek to me so I guess I'll just try a little of this and that out a little at a time.

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Hi Dan-Nice to hear from you after so long! The memory is <LI style="COLOR: black; mso-list: l10 level1 lfo1; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; tab-stops: list .5in" class=MsoNormal>12GB DDR3 SDRAM triple channel memory (2GB x 6)I am not sure of the brand.. All this is a little greek to me so I guess I'll just try a little of this and that out a little at a time.
Hi Geoff,If you download CPU-Z it will give you everything you need to know about the hardware in your machine including everything about your memory. (It's a great app BTW)The fist time you use it you will have a few question about what it's telling you, just post a screen shot and I or other people will walk you through what it's showing you.Dan

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Hi Geoff,If you download CPU-Z it will give you everything you need to know about the hardware in your machine including everything about your memory. (It's a great app BTW)The fist time you use it you will have a few question about what it's telling you, just post a screen shot and I or other people will walk you through what it's showing you.Dan
Ok-thanks-here are I hope the important ones:

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Ok-thanks-here are I hope the important ones:
Hi there Geoff,The above screen shots show you the basic info about how your system is set up the first screen shot shows your memory set up I.E how much and what speed your memory is running at and it's part number. You con now go on line and look up that part number and find out if your memory has what's called a memoryprofile (most do). When I run CPU Z I show some info under SPD EXT XMP and that tells me that there is a "Extended Memory Profile" for my memory (I am using Corsiar memory BTW). Anyway what a Extended Memory Profile is some additional info that's stored on my memory modules that when enabled in the BIOS will automatically set up my memory to run at 1666 MHZ instead of 1066 MHZ (the default speed). I see that your screen shot does not show anything under the "SPD" heading so that's why you might want to look up your memory's data on the internet and see if it indeed can run at a higher speed. I think this might be enough info for you for now!.Dam Martin Flight Ontario

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Hi there Geoff,The above screen shots show you the basic info about how your system is set up the first screen shot shows your memory set up I.E how much and what speed your memory is running at and it's part number. You con now go on line and look up that part number and find out if your memory has what's called a memoryprofile (most do). When I run CPU Z I show some info under SPD EXT XMP and that tells me that there is a "Extended Memory Profile" for my memory (I am using Corsiar memory BTW). Anyway what a Extended Memory Profile is some additional info that's stored on my memory modules that when enabled in the BIOS will automatically set up my memory to run at 1666 MHZ instead of 1066 MHZ (the default speed). I see that your screen shot does not show anything under the "SPD" heading so that's why you might want to look up your memory's data on the internet and see if it indeed can run at a higher speed. I think this might be enough info for you for now!.Dam Martin Flight Ontario
Ok-thanks Dan..!

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