First post, by Almoststew1990
I have an i7 860 which I am trying to overclock it for a project. I can get it to 3.9GHz and I thought it was stable but BFV gave it a BSOD. I was aiming for a magic 4GHz but I'm not sure that is possible unless anyone can remember what overclocking they did 10 (!) years ago on these chips. There are a few other voltages and settings I can tweak around.
What I've done:
Disable all power saving (I remember doing this back then).
Raised multi to 21 (non turbo is 16, max turbo is 22)
Raised BLK to 181#
Vcore is 1.376 ish (This fluctuates up when less cores in use and down when more cores are in use!? Turbo is off).
QDI/VTT is + 0.100
CPU PLL is + 0.100
DRAM is dropped down to less than rated speed to adjust for BLK
Temps top out at 70c in game. I've got a Silverstone AR01 which reviewed as a very good £30 cooler. I've added an extra 120mm fan to it too. I'm confident CPU temps aren't an issue.
It's a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 motherboard.
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