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Q9450 Overclocking

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
I know I am a bit out dated however I need some help getting this outdated machine on par with the new and improved processors that are out there.
I currently have:

Gigabyte x48 DQ6 Motherboard
Intel Q9450
Mushkin PC 8500
EVGA GTX 570 HD

So my goal is to get my poor processor clocked at 2.66 to a healthy 3.6 or even more.
However, I have no clue how. I have read various guides and tried to understand what exactly i have to do but it never seems to work. I either get to 3.6 and it boots and then crashes, and i dont know what to adjust because I do not know what the problem is.

If anyone has an idea as to how i can overclock this, it will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
When you say it boots and then crashes, overclocking can cause instability. What are the temperatures like (if you know them).
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
What happens is it boots and then sometimes it'll go into windows or just in the bios it gets stuck.. and i am forced to restart.
my temps are really good as i am using a liquid cooler. it is about 20c - 25c
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by deadciv View Post

What happens is it boots and then sometimes it'll go into windows or just in the bios it gets stuck.. and i am forced to restart.
my temps are really good as i am using a liquid cooler. it is about 20c - 25c

I've just had a look around and here is something that might work:

  1. Turn off your computer
  2. Remove your CMOS battey (the thing that looks like a watch battery on your motherboard)
  3. Wait around 15 minutes
  4. Put the CMOS battery back to where you took it out from
  5. Turn on your computer
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that brings me back to stock, Everything works then.
I want to overclock, so i need to know what ppl have adjusted in their bios and maybe what i can do.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by deadciv View Post

Yeah, that brings me back to stock, Everything works then.
I want to overclock, so i need to know what ppl have adjusted in their bios and maybe what i can do.

Try overclocking in intervals e.g. 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz etc. until it is stable and gets passed the load up screen.
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