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Hello everyone, I'm new here, so as the title says I want to overclock (Yay!) I'd like to reach whatever best I can get without damaging my CPU.

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 ghz
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (1 Fan on the metal thing)
MOBO: Gigabyte EP45-DS3L (v1.0)
RAM: 16gb DDR2
2 Fans: one on the roof of the case and one over the USB/Ethernet/VGA connections
PSU: 550w (OCZ, Can't remember the model, sorry)

Thanks for the help.
post #2 of 3
I would love to help but I am unfamiliar with OC'ing the older Intel chips. A good place to ask may be here?

http://www.overclock.net/t/422093/the-q9550-club-please-read-first-post

I know the hyper 212 evo is pretty good at yielding some decent OC's on air so you are probably good there.

Also my biggest advice is always to find guides on OC'ing on your chipset or with your specific chip. You can usually find some pretty detailed ones.

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This is a good guide to read. I used this when overclocking my E6550 and E8500
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=515316
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