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I want to know if anybody has any advice as to what speed I should overclock my new system including the GPU and memory, but im mainly interested in the CPU. So if you have a similar system or know of someone who could advise me I would appreciate it! Thanks.
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I want to know if anybody has any advice as to what speed I should overclock my new system including the GPU and memory, but im mainly interested in the CPU. So if you have a similar system or know of someone who could advise me I would appreciate it! Thanks.
That's a difficult question as it's ultimately up to you and what you want out of your setup. Take me for example I had no specific goal in mind. I overclocked my CPU as high as I could get with my current cooling solution. If I had better cooling I would go higher.
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Hiya Raging,

You'd definatly see improvement by overclocking your system

Unfortunately, the Q9300 series are not the best OC'ers - but they will still give you a noticeable difference in performance


3-3.2GHz seems to be the average for the Q9300, its 7 Multiplier really lets it down though

You can find more information on the Q9300 on This Thread

In addition, you can find information about the Q9300 on Intels Website

Don't let your CPU exceed 71c during load, or you will risk permanently damaging it

Do not run your CPU over 1.3625v - This is important, users who run their 45nm CPU's far over this [e.g 1.4v] experience degrading

Test your CPU's stability with programs such as Orthos which can be downloaded for free, Here


A good 8 hour run on Orthos and you'll generally be stable

Your GFX Card is already 'Superclocked' however it will OC a little further - i'd explain more but this is the CPU section

Hope this helped you mate

    
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