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is this a reasonable oc for q9450?

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ok this is what im building-
P5e-vm hdmi
q9540
4gb patriot ram 800 - at 444412 timeings
mascool cpu heatsink-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...8...
9800gtx
vista 64 bit
250 gb hd


my question is do you think with this system i can get the 9540 to 3.2 GHz
im relatively new to overclocking and any help would be greatly appreciated
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Originally Posted by xanthos9 View Post
ok this is what im building-
P5e-vm hdmi
q9540
4gb patriot ram 800 - at 444412 timeings
mascool cpu heatsink-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...8...
9800gtx
vista 64 bit
250 gb hd


my question is do you think with this system i can get the 9540 to 3.2 GHz
im relatively new to overclocking and any help would be greatly appreciated
3.2GHz is very doable. the CPU has an 8x multi, so with a 400 FSB it should be easy. You could probably get 450 FSB with that board with a thoeretical OC of 3.6GHz.
Edited by ericeod - 5/15/08 at 10:58pm
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post #3 of 12
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yea but with this heatsink?
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yea but with this heatsink?
The link is broken for that heatsink
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I should not be any problem, you need BIOS 0505 to be ably to run Q9450 thou.

You can read about Q9450 here.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_q9450/
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post #6 of 12
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ty any tips for ocing
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post #7 of 12
Simple, increase your FSB, when it becomes unstable, add CPU voltage.
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when do i stop and for how long should i test it in between step ups
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post #9 of 12
When you reach your desired clock speed do an 8hour test. Until then do 20 minute tests for every increase in voltage and FSB. There are many ways to do it though, try the most convenient for you. Do not stop until your temps or voltage are at the limits of your CPU (i think 70 C and 1.37volts).
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