not as easy as core 2 duos i think there's more options to overclocking i7s. it seems there's a lot more to tinker around w/ and I am a bit clueless about some of the voltages. I've got my ram running very close to stock speeds, my temps are too high though... I wonder if upgrading to an antec 300 illusion or antec 900 would drop my temps.
I've got a D0 so if I knew what i was doing, I could probably get to 4ghz without having `1.32v for cpu. Maybe my D0 just isn't as sharp as others. or maybe its my mobo. I probably just have one of the other settings off and that causes my cpu volts to need to be higher. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwbzQblRQ7I
Here is a little bump.Still have stuff to learn about cpu and memory overclocking to get better result but that is quite nice. Got me to 11th place in hwbot for single gpu vantage score between a bunch of i7 920 and xeon @ much more higher clock than me.
Memory is g.skill trident 2000mhz cl9 4gb kit, antec 200( looking for a bench table instead),corsair 650tx.
My daily 24/7 setup is cpu @3.8ghz, gpu at 1050core and 1350 mem, memory @ 2000mhz 8-9-8 1t.
Sorry for the double post, but I just ran 05 and got 14555. More than I was expecting to be honest. It's still let down by the hard disk though, planning on getting a 2TB from Overclockers this week (?79.99 if I'm in the first 50) which will go in my enclosure as a backup drive, XP will get the 1TB that's in there now and Windows 7 will get the 2x500GB RAID0 array. It's currently running on a 320GB drive.
ASUS P5Q Pro
Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
4GB Corsair Dominator
320GB Seagate SATA (2x500GB RAID0 in there for XP currently)
ASUS Dark Knight 9800GTX+
Apparently my memory is only running at 400MHz according to CPUz, but I'm not sure I believe that because it's set to 1066 in the BIOS.