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OverClock Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz Need Help

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Good evening. I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz and wanted to overclock my processor until 3:00 GHZ what happens is that I can not overcome in addition to the 2.73 GHZ.I want help on how to overclock in manual mode through the BIOS without damaging the equipment of course.

I will leave here for a print of the specs of my computer.




Specs:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
MSI G41M-P33 Combo
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
8 GB DDR3

How to see my board is a MSI G41M-P33 please Combo if they have these similar specs my help me please

Thank you.
Edited by LucasDSantos - 10/4/15 at 3:15pm
post #2 of 13
A screenshot does not say much about all of the actual hardware inside your system so could you please fill out the rest of your system that way its easier to help you.
You can have your system added under your sig so everyone can see it.

If you dont know what parts you have in your system take a picture of said system.
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Specs:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
MSI G41M-P33 Combo
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
2x4 GB DDR3
500W Power
SSD 120 GB
HDD 2 TB
HDD 500 GB

I don't know what to put more
post #4 of 13
500 watt does not say anything about brand or model.
Same thing with SSD HDD and RAM.

I am not trying to be rude but its very hard to help if there is not enough info to work with.
More info make it a lot easier to help.

Welcome to OCN by the way.
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post #5 of 13
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CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: 8,00GB Duplo-Channel DDR3 @ 547MHz (7-7-7-20)
Board: MSI G41M-P33 Combo
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2048 MB
SSD: 111GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G (SATA 2)
HDD: 465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 (SATA 2)
HDD: 1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 (SATA 2)
Power: 500W Nox i don't anymore about that and i don't know to see that information
post #6 of 13
From that looks of your board, it doesn't look like you will be able to overclock much, if at all. I don't recall whether or not the G41 chipset boards had features like that or not. If I remember correctly the G prefix boards were a budget board, and by the looks of the board layout, you don't have much in the terms of power phases, or cooling for that matter.

If you had a P35/P45, X48/X38, or Q45 board you would probably be better off. Even an Nvidia chipset board would overclock ok compared to the G boards.
post #7 of 13
If its a Nox branded PSU then its either a Urano AT-500P12P or a Urano SX 500.
As for overclocking your old Q9400 sory that i cant be more helpful there but its before my time so i dont really know how to overclock it.

Its quite old by now and i can see some of yout other parts are much newer, have you thought about buying a new CPU motherboard?

And since you own a Nox PSU i can assume you are from Spain?
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post #8 of 13
The main settings you will need to overclock are FSB, CPU multiplier and Vcore. The desired CPU frequency is the FSB times the multiplier. So 9x times 333mhz is 2.997ghz or roughly 3ghz. The issue that may occur is if your board doesn't support voltage control, or ram strap settings, you may not be able to get stable at those settings. If it does have strap settings, you will want to select whatever strap will keep you closest to your ram modules rated speed, in this case 1066mhz. If your board has a Vcore setting, this is the setting you are going to be adjusting to achieve your overclock, and remain stable provided you have adequate cooling. I believe the max safe voltage for the 45nm C2Q was 1.35V, so try not to exceed that. People have pushed 1.5v on the Vcore, but these folks were typically under water, or LN2.

Be warned though, if your board is not capable of providing the voltage required to push your quad core to 3ghz, you could damage it, or the CPU. Furthermore, if you do not have adequate cooling, you could reach Tjmax very quickly.
Edited by Mattb2e - 10/4/15 at 4:24pm
post #9 of 13
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The multiplier goes up to 8x does not reach 9x oh whatever when I through overclocking the FSB is originally in 333 but as much as I can for it is up to 343 oh is 2.66 GHz to 2.74 GHz but if you try to do more overclock the PC switched off is. The CPU fan had to change because the former HP board and bought a fan to say desenrasque but so too do not want to overdo the overclocking wanted by at least 2.8 GHz and maximum of the maximum to 3GHz. I wanted someone to help me do manual overclocking bios of the board I mentioned earlier not to damage both the CPU and the board.

PS: In the board settings can not see how to change the voltage of the CPU.

Thank you
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by LucasDSantos View Post

The multiplier goes up to 8x does not reach 9x oh whatever when I through overclocking the FSB is originally in 333 but as much as I can for it is up to 343 oh is 2.66 GHz to 2.74 GHz but if you try to do more overclock the PC switched off is. The CPU fan had to change because the former HP board and bought a fan to say desenrasque but so too do not want to overdo the overclocking wanted by at least 2.8 GHz and maximum of the maximum to 3GHz. I wanted someone to help me do manual overclocking bios of the board I mentioned earlier not to damage both the CPU and the board.

PS: In the board settings can not see how to change the voltage of the CPU.

Thank you

With an 8x multiplier you will need a FSB setting of 375mhz. If your PC shuts off after 343, and you have no voltage adjustment in the bios, you will not be able to overclock further without voltage modification. You will need a better motherboard to overclock.
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