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Overclocked Q9300 , does it look OK?

post #1 of 12
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Hiya!

This is the 2nd time I overclock a cpu (1st time was a p3/500 that I clocked to 550mhz LOL) so I need some advice/checking to verify all is OK and I won't burn my stuff biggrin.gif

First of all my system is a Q9300 cooled with an Akasa NERO hs with fsb oc'ed to 425mhz, an Asus P5Q mobo, 4x2GB 800mhz DDR2 ram sticks from Corsair , and a 950mhz gigabyte factory oc'ed 560ti.

Now all I did in the BIOS was change the FSB to 425mhz and nothing more, everything else is in AUTO (voltages etc)
I have taken those shots (as a filler I just added the gpu-z window smile.gif ), the max temps on Realtemp are measured during prime95 small FFT test, I let it run 6 times and after the 4th it stabilized at 60 degrees...

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From what I have read here my vcore is OK (I hope so) but is there anything else to check? I am not looking to get it overclocked to the max, just a stable and lasting system... I have tested various games too (gothic4, divinityII DKS, Two Worlds II) that I own originals (no cracks/emulators/whatever) and with maxed settings, the system was trouble-free from those preliminary tests.
If you have any suggestions I would be happy to hear them, thanks in advance! biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 12
Semms OK, but you should really be getting a bit more juice than that, i can get 3.2GHz stable on my Q8400 on my SE2
post #3 of 12
Looks good, keep pushing
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thanks for the replies, what do you think I should aim for? 3.4ghz?
I don't know if my system is capable, my RAM isn't that special... I have 4 of those sticks: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CM2X2048-6400C5-PC2-6400-240-Pin-Desktop/dp/B00160P77Y"]Amazon.com: Corsair CM2X2048-6400C5 XMS2 2GB PC2-6400 800MHz 240-Pin DDR2 CL5 Desktop Memory Module: Electronics[/ame]
Also how do you suppose I proceed? Raise FSB more and leave all other settings to AUTO like they are now?
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update:

after reading more threads here I started playing with vcore... P5Q on auto settings gave a vcore of 1.31v . I then started from 1.20 and got to the 1.25 point since prime95 workers were stopping with error. Right now they all seem to work OK on 1.25 (lower vcore resulted in errors during the 1st and 2nd tests)
here is a shot:

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~3.2ghz is a nice boost I think, once I am convinced it is stable and with good temperature I am gonna leave it there smile.gif

edit: sandra 2011 reports a 5% ALU and 7% FPU improvement over 3.00ghz oc'ed ... does it really worth leaving it at ~3.2ghz ?
Edited by keropi - 4/26/11 at 2:00pm
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You should be able to do 450FSB with that mobo. 450FSB x 7.5 = 3375MHz. So no, I'm not impressed. And your CPU should handle much higher speeds with no effort.
    
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hello mr. Turrican!!! (ot: I had an amiga too LOL, turrican 1+2 were just awesome)

What do you think of vcore? temps? any recommendations? My mobo is the P5Q model, no extra letters after it biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by keropi;13282407 
hello mr. Turrican!!! (ot: I had an amiga too LOL, turrican 1+2 were just awesome)

What do you think of vcore? temps? any recommendations? My mobo is the P5Q model, no extra letters after it biggrin.gif

Turrican 1 and 2 will always be the most awesome ever made...

I'm not impressed by your V-core either... As I'm running my Q9400 at 3.6GHz at just 1.21v V-core under load, 100% stable... As I've said, your CPU can do so much more than you've seen yet...

Push it man...
    
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post #9 of 12
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I have tried vcore from 1.20->1.22->1.25 ...
on 1.20: 2 of the 4 workers on prime95 failed on the 1st test
on 1.22: 1 of the 4 workers on prime95 failed on the 3rd test
on 1.25 all workers ran fine on 2 loops...

do you think I need to adjust some other setting before raising vcore to 1.25 ? All other voltages are on AUTO
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post #10 of 12
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had to raise vcore some more to get a stable operation at 425FSB... IIRC I am running at ~1.25625 now. At 1.25000v one worker failed on test #7...

Now after 30mins I get this:

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as you see I get 64 degrees... is there any chance I might lower that with some BIOS setting? maybe some voltage other than vcore? As of now all other are set on AUTO since I have no real knowledge to mess with them... I know it might sound a dumb question , but worth a shot LOL My full tower case is nice and clean inside, no cables in front of fans and similar mess, and I have a nice airflow inside...

here are my BIOS settings... nothing special really

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Edited by keropi - 4/27/11 at 2:23pm
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