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Overclocking a Q9550 C1 on Blitz Formula SE

post #1 of 5
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Hi all, please bear with me on this (i hope it's in the right section?) Can anyone help with this?...i have the following and would like to hear from anyone with the same/similar setup and what settings you used on your mobo to get the highest and stable OC's.

Core 2 Quad 9550 stepping C1 (lapped)
Asus Blitz Formula SE
Arctic Freezer Pro v.2 HSF (lapped)
2 x 2GB (4GB total) G Skill F2-8500CL5-2GBPK matched
Shappire HD5500 1GB Silent GFX
2x Raptor 34GB in raid 0
1 X Samsung 1TB for data
CoolerMaster GX RS-650-ACAA-E3 PSU 650W

Now, i am by no means, an OC'ing expert and have only done a bit years ago with the P4 Presscott CPU's (man, were they way toooo hot!) but back then, all i had to worry about was the cooling, FSB and CPU volts...now there seems to be a whole host of new bits that i am not entirly sure of! I have now come into possession of the above and have only managed to get up to 3.4Ghz stable. Can anyone out there show me their settings to get this rig faster/higher...stable? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 5
Other peoples stats won't help to much; everyone chip is different. It'd be better if you gave us your information. What is your vcore at? FSB? Multiplier? Northbridge?
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Originally Posted by Smykster View Post
Other peoples stats won't help to much; everyone chip is different. It'd be better if you gave us your information. What is your vcore at? FSB? Multiplier? Northbridge?
Hi,

vcore set in BIOS is currently @ 1.35v
FSB @ 400
FSB Strap to NB @ 400
Multi @ 8.5
Northbridge @ 1.4v
Mem @ DDR2-1066, 2.1v
This is stable (ish, only BSOD on me once)

Thanks.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Having said that...i have been looking at the pros and cons of P35 vs P45 chipsets....and i think i will try and get myself an (i would like to stick with Asus where possible) Asus P5Q Pro OR Deluxe model as these seem to be the best with Q9xx0 CPU's!?...apparently the voltage handling is much better on P45 boards. Any ideas?
post #5 of 5
Yes, that or either of the Gigabyte p45 board, the Ud3r or UD3P, they're FSB monsters.
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