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    Anyone know how to overclock?

    I want to get more power of my computer, but i have no idea how to overclock it. I've had it for a couple years now old alienware(model: Area-51 R7 ) and all ive done to it is add dual gtx560 ti graphics cards and some additional hard drives. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz and 12GB is what i have and i would like bump it up to 3.8ghz or maybe even 4ghz
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    It all depends on your motherboard.. What kind of PSU do you have? air cooled or water cooled? Your most likely going to only get 3.7-3.8ghz. You wont notice a difference in high res gaming.

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    Exactly depends on the motherboard.

    Go into the BIOS and see if you can change the settings there or if it's locked.
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    For reaching those speeds you will probably need to install a watercooling solution,.
    And your memory needs to be of high quality and speed.
    Maybe start with flashing your BIOS to the latest version available and see if you have any options to tweak CPU speed and memory clock cycle.
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    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 940 @ 2.93GHz, 2934 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
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    honestly just go to guru3d.com or hardocp.com your learn a lot there about overclocking. Look at what others with similar setups are pushing.

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    google safe volts to run your CPU at

    if you're running stock cooler, as above maybe 3.6-3.8ghz safe, a big air cooler 4-4.2 easily (my 920 hit 4ghz happily)

    but yeah, read up some forums, i could post a full guide here.. but i already spent hours helping edit one on another forum years ago, it's a lot more complex than can really be put in this thread haha

    it's not difficult, just you have to know what to do

    the latest CPU's (after the 920/940 LGA1366 mobos) have all of like.. 2 settings, it's like overclocking for toddlers lol.

    you can't even properly OC memory in thge 920/940, just change the multiplier and try to keep it around or slightly above what it was stock...
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