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Hello,

I'm having problems overclocking a Q9550 that I have. I tried to OC it with EasyTune6 from Gigabyte, and even on the "green" QuickBoost (where it sets the CPU to 3.20 GHz) I'm having horrible temps with a Corsair H70 with push/pull.

Any chances that I commited a mistake installing the cooler? It's set to intake air in the case.
I Have a NZXT Tempest Evo, with 2 120mm intake fans on the front, 2x 140mm exhaust fans on top, 1x 120mm intake fan on left panel and H70 stock 120mm fan + another NZXT 120mm Fan to config. push/pull.

I've read a lot of topics and none of them seemed to be treating about the same problem I'm having.

On these configs, on stock the CPU is hitting 51-53ºc and when I stress it with Prime95 it goes up to 70-80ºC eek.gif

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What would you recommend me to do ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slipee;15192093 
Hello,

I'm having problems overclocking a Q9550 that I have. I tried to OC it with EasyTune6 from Gigabyte, and even on the "green" QuickBoost (where it sets the CPU to 3.20 GHz) I'm having horrible temps with a Corsair H70 with push/pull.

What would you recommend me to do ?

Don't use software to overclock. it can be very unreliable and will never give you the overclocks you will find on here.

Have a look at the overclocking guides on this forum & also look up your board & CPU and then do it through your BIOS.

slow and steady with some reading is the rule.

if you get stuck or don't understand something come and ask.

As for you temp issues, what are your temps like on stock settings?
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post #3 of 18
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Thanks for a quick reply, I did some research on forums but could not find what I wanted :/

On stock settings my temps are currently 38-41 idle and 65-67 on 100% (got 67 as high peak on a 20m stress testing)

The temp. inside the case is currently 36-38ºC (I'm from Brazil, really hot here :/)
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post #4 of 18
What aramil said, software OC doesn't work too well. It's always best to OC from the BIOS. Here is a good guide that explains a lot.

Your temps do look a bit high but that could just be the OC software turning the voltages up too high. Even setting voltages in BIOS to auto can raise the voltages too high so you will want to set most of those manually.

Give that link a good read through and if you have any questions I'm sure someone here will be able to help you.
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post #5 of 18
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Thank you very much for the tip blazed, I'm gonna read that and get back here.
Just a question, on which clock do you run your Q9550 (voltages, multiplier and FSB) ?
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I may also want to try to change the fans on the H70 to intake instead of exhaust and see what happens
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post #7 of 18
Fill in your rig specs in user control panel, read some guides, go from there.

Those temps are way too high for H7O and stock speed. Something is wrong with the install or you might have the fans blowing towards each other.
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post #8 of 18
Please post your full system specs (user cp / system information / add system).
As said software overclocking isn't the way to go; it just over-volts the hell out of everything in an attempt to be stable.

OC guides here will be helpful, but again your system specs are important as well smile.gif
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post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche;15192364 
Fill in your rig specs in user control panel, read some guides, go from there.

Those temps are way too high for H7O and stock speed. Something is wrong with the install or you might have the fans blowing towards each other.

Hmm I didn't think that before... Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to investigate what is happening with the H70 before trying to do anything else...
What temps should I be expecting on stock speeds with this ?
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post #10 of 18
Mine is currently running at 480x8.5, 4.08GHz. Voltages are going to depend on the chip, some need more volts, others less. Mine is not the best OC'er and takes about 1.4v to keep it stable at that speed.

Also it's a good idea to go to your "User CP" (link up top) and fill out your system specs under "edit system". It will help a lot when asking questions later on.
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