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Intel 960 overclocking

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New Member
Sep 12, 2016
I have a Intel i7 960 4 core LGA1366 which is currently running at it's standard of 3.33ghz.

I want to overclock it to 3.8ghz or even 4ghz. Has anyone got any stable settings for this? I.e voltage etc.

Rig Spec
CPU: Intel i7 960
Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Guerrilla
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP
Graphics: Nvidia Zotac 670GTX 2048 MB x2 (SLI)


New Member
Sep 5, 2016
Can you even overclock it? I thought (please do correct me if I'm wrong) that only the K series Intel's could be overclocked



Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
That CPU is several years old... they overclock by BCLK, not by multiplier. back then all of the multiplier unlocked CPUs were 'extreme' series and expensive. Since Sandybridge a few years ago, they then started using the "K" nomenclature for CPUs with unlocked multipliers. Also, the FSB/BCLK was locked from then forward... hence why you need a K series CPU (for the most part... just leaving at that for this high level explanation) to overclock.