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Alright, so after successfully overclocking my GPUs a couple of days ago, I'd like to move on to my CPU, and I think it'd be an amazing performance boost getting it to 4ghz.

So, those of you that have achieved or surpassed 4.0 ghz, could you let me know what's required of it?

Yesterday I got my CPU to 3.66 ghz, and it passed LinX testing, 20 runs, 20 passes, with problem sizes of 10,000.

Then since I'm using a Corsair A50 cpu fan and heatsink assembly (which is broken, mind you), I ordered a Corsair A70 which looks like it will do a superb job of cooling, I'm assuming heat won't be an issue for my 4ghz journey.

What else is required for overclocking a CPU to 4ghz? I assume I'll need to up the voltage, and if I remember correctly, it's default state is set to (1.250)

I will need all the help I can get to overclock. As soon as I get my heatsink & fan assembly, I'll put it in and follow your suggestions
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I like to set my desired clock, then upping the voltage till it can boot. Thats just how I do it. Remember that not all cpus can hit 4ghz. My Phenom II 965 will get to 3.91 but any further than that and I get BSOD's no matter what my voltages are.
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Awesome, thanks.
Yeah, I saw something about an X9650 @ 4.6 GHz running on air.
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iiUpdate!!

Stable at 3.66 GHz!


Edited by kuehlman - 5/10/11 at 4:41pm
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Nice man are you going to shoot for 4ghz? If not 3.66 is still pretty fast.
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Nice man are you going to shoot for 4ghz? If not 3.66 is still pretty fast.
And yes, the goal is 4ghz once I get my new CPU heatsink & fan assembly.

It should be here by Thursday. And I'm still learning how to overclock, basically all I did was up the front-side bus, so I wouldn't have to put the processor multiplier up so high.
I don't know if that's the right thing to do, or what.

And I'm still learning what voltage does in overclocking... lol.
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What is the max temp for your CPU?

Edit: Here is states 64.5c, in your pic it says 70c I would check the source before I ran it that hot again.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2...69QX9650).html
Edited by Furrby - 5/10/11 at 9:23pm
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What is the max temp for your CPU?

Edit: Here is states 64.5c, in your pic it says 70c I would check the source before I ran it that hot again.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2...69QX9650).html
On that page, that's for stock clocks. My clock multiplier isn't at 9 anymore, it's at 11. And the FSB is at 333. The overclock makes it run a little hotter.
But it won't be a problem once I get my new CPU heatsink.
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