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Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

I've decided to register here to get some more info on overclocking. Never cared much for it, usually just bought better hardware when games didn't give me enough FPS.

But this time I got annoyed... by Battlefield Bad Company 2.

Running a P5Q Pro - Q9550 - 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 - 2x ATI HD4870 1GB in CrossFire

That just HAS to be able to play BFBC2 )
So, beware! I will be asking you guys your butts off here!
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OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
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Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
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post #2 of 14
Welcome and I'm sure you'll find all the help needed
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks
So far even the slightest attempt on overclocking fails instantly. So I'm going to need all the help I can get, haha.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
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Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
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Welcome to the OCN forums and We hope that you enjoy your stay with us.
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SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
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SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
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Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
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Welcome to OCN!
   
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fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
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Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by ZonderZout View Post
Thanks
So far even the slightest attempt on overclocking fails instantly. So I'm going to need all the help I can get, haha.
Welcome WithoutSalt, that Q9550 can easily hit 4.0Ghz with that board.

Some quick tips:
- Lock PCI-e speed at 100
- Lower memory speed before raising FSB
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Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Seagate 3TB, Samsung 1TB Sony DVD/Rw 24x Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + GT AP-14 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
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post #7 of 14
Welcome!

Don't forget to fill out your System thingy under Control Panel ^_^
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks all!

@Acoma Andy; thus far even raising FSB from 333 to 343 crashes instanty (auto the rest). Anyway, I will start a new topic somewhere if I can't find one suitable.

@Rogy56: Ah, I was looking for that! Let me try and find the system thingy!
ZonderZout's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitec G9 Laser Tascam US-122L Logitech G35 Headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitec G9 Laser Tascam US-122L Logitech G35 Headset 
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post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hah found it!
ZonderZout's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitec G9 Laser Tascam US-122L Logitech G35 Headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Rev C1 Asus P5Q Pro Club3D ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB CoolStream Edition 4GB HyperX DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCX Vertex2 120GB SSD, 2xSamsung1TB Raid0 and more yes Scythe Ninja 3 Windows 7 64-bits 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell SP2309W Logitech G15 Cooler Master 700W Black :) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitec G9 Laser Tascam US-122L Logitech G35 Headset 
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post #10 of 14
Welcome
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