Overclocking the ASRock X58 Extreme3 was made easy with the ASRock OC Tuner utility. A few simple clicks here and there and I was able to hit nearly 4.1GHz on my I7 920. Once I hit 3.8GHz the temperatures started approaching 90 degrees Celsius under load while using the ThermalTake SpinQ VT. In order to remove heat as an issue I decided to throw the ASRock X58 Extreme3 and the Intel I7 920 under some water cooling to improve the temperatures.
Legit Reviews Water Cooling Test Loop
|Radiator||Swiftech MCR320 QP||Live Pricing|
|Pump||Swiftech MCP655||Live Pricing|
|CPU Block||XSPC Delta V3 Universal CPU Water Block|
Once the water cooling was in place I raised the voltage on CPU VCore to a final voltage of 1.45V using the ASRock OC Tuner. The Bclk was bumped to 215 and the multiplier reduced to 19 for a final overclock of 4091MHz!
Now what would an overclock be without a benchmark or two to go along with it.