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Overclocking Q8400

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Yes, I know its an older processor, and probably be told just to buy a new and better one. Until then, I would like to try and squeeze as much out of it as possible before I get the money to upgrade.

I would like to be able to overclock in the 3.2-3.4 region if not higher, here are my specs:

Mainboard: Asus P5E3 Pro
Processor: Intel Q8400 Quad Core 2.666 ghz
Memory: A-Data DDR3 1600G 2GB DIMM PC3-10700U (x2)
G.Skill DDR3 2 GB PC3-12800U (x2)

8 GB total memory, max supported on board.

Liquid Cooling all in one system, Seidon 120 XL for the CPU.

Any help, suggestions, guides, anything at this point would be useful. I've read things about the MB Intelligent tweaker, but I don't that's available on Asus Mobos.
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im new to intel this i the stuff i started to read >>> http://www.overclock.net/t/225371/intel-cpu-essentials-collected-guides

P.S that cpu still has a ton of life in it and still can hold its own
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You want "AI Tweaker" or "Jumper-Free Config" smile.gif
basically..that kind of OC should be easy..
bump the vcore a little,fsb term to about 1.38,nb to about 1.4
and raise the fsb til you get desired overclock smile.gif
..shouldn't have to go far thumb.gif
400 max i think..board will do a lot more than that.
if you experience difficulties..try messing with the RAM divider wink.gif
 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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