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My PC is 4years old... so it's a grandpa in terms of today. I was looking for 2600k for a loooong time, but it just was expensive. I'll be OC this one for sure smile.gif So far have proper cooling (cooler from 775 platform does fit), ASUS Z68 mobo. So far happy biggrin.gif

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post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post

Q9550 can still sell for a deccent amount you know,sell it a get more GPU power for your new platform thumb.gif

IT IS STILL SO EXPENSIVE? I mean... on ebay its for over 200$. That's a lot. I'm still happy with my GPU. I needed a proper CPU
for FSX... that game, still, after so many years so CPU dependent :/
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Sell and buy SSD?
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Just looking at your BIOS, you've set the RAM multiple to get 1333 at stock FSB, but you've overclocked your FSB.

Your RAM is probably failing. When you raise FSB, the RAM speed raises with it. You can check with CPUz to see what speed it's at when you hit desktop, but you need to set a lower RAM mutliple to keep it within specs.
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post #25 of 32
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Just looking at your BIOS, you've set the RAM multiple to get 1333 at stock FSB, but you've overclocked your FSB.
Your RAM is probably failing. When you raise FSB, the RAM speed raises with it. You can check with CPUz to see what speed it's at when you hit desktop, but you need to set a lower RAM mutliple to keep it within specs.

At 400 Mhz FSB on CPU, RAM is 1333Mhz (this is why it was stable). AsRock has jumpers that can set it up:

"When you mount a FSB800 or FSB1066 CPU, and try to overclock to FSB1333 or
FSB1600 (by BIOS setting) you may face the problem, that DRAM frequency will be
overclocked very high. Please use jumper to force NB to be strapped at higher
frequency, so the DRAM can work at lower frequency."

But in one way you are right: when I went to over 1333 Mhz on RAM... it went unstable. With every timing, with every voltage.
post #26 of 32
If at 400 you're running 1333, then you won't be able to run much higher FSB. RAM will OC with the FSB.

Drop your RAM multiplier and see if you can push more FSB.
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GTL refs are crucial to getting a yorkfield to 4Ghz and over without excessive Vcore.
Set aside some time and read up,i did with my QX9650 and got it way over 4Ghz biggrin.gif i had 4.2Ghz for my 24/7 and above for benching.
Also note that my QX9650 was even the older stepping wink.gif

I too have a QX9650. I've been looking for GTL Reference info for a while. FWIW, I'm using a DFI Lanparty Jr GF9400... I have this GTL reference for each core (0,1,2,3).

Where did you find the info?

My VID is 1.1375, and I can get 3.6 on nearly stock volts...
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post #28 of 32
i now this might off already been asked but whats the stepping off your q9550 is it c1 stepping or eo stepping the c1 stepping chips are normally harder to overclock past 4 gig than an eo stepping which seem to be easy to overclock past 4gig
    
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post #29 of 32
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E0 it was. My problem was mobo. I still have the same RAM, different CPU and motherboard.
I'm fully stable in prime95, intel burn and MSI Kombustor (now I can finally OC my graphic card).

I'm using same cooler from my old 775 system on 1155 socket and bought two extra cooler (all Arctic Cooling)
As you can see it's "a bit" diffrenet: At idle 31deg.Celsius @ 4430 Mhz. That was a good choice.

My Q9550 is already sold smile.gif

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whats the cooler your using i still got a couple off aircoolers for socket775 and i hop to get ivybridge later this year which i think is the same 1155 layout
    
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