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hi everyone I am kinda new to overclocking and just switch from amd to intel and got myslef a Q9550 and a new GIGABYTE GA-X48-DQ6 motherborad was wondering if anyone that has a simaler build can help me with what setting i should use to get the best overclock with my build since I am new to all this I kinda need some help with how much should I raise the volts and if I should overclock the fsb or the actual cpu clock speed plz help and thanks
Edited by jgdsl - 6/18/08 at 4:45am
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also what the highest temp that my proccessor can reach thats consider safe ?
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post #3 of 16
Leave volts alone until needed.

Simply raise the FSB (QDR) at increments of 50Mhz a time and boot into windows. Then run Prime 95 for 10mins whilst monitoring temps via Real Temp (keep temps below 70c under load). If it passes Prime after 10mins, repeat the process until you recieve instability or failure to pass Prime. Then and only then raise CPU Vcore ONE notch only and repeat the process above.
 
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if anyone has a q9550 what the highest you been able to overclock it ?

also what the highest you guys think i might be able to get I saw in anothor site that someone was able to push it all the way to 4 gigs is that possiable with the q9550?
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Originally Posted by jgdsl View Post
if anyone has a q9550 what the highest you been able to overclock it ?

also what the highest you guys think i might be able to get I saw in anothor site that someone was able to push it all the way to 4 gigs is that possiable with the q9550?
It depends on your motherboards Vdroop and the chips VID. Every chip is different.

You have to find the limits of your chip.
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if anyone has a q9550 what the highest you been able to overclock it ?

also what the highest you guys think i might be able to get I saw in anothor site that someone was able to push it all the way to 4 gigs is that possiable with the q9550?
I plan on picking the processor up pretty soon as well, it is essentially the processor I have now but with a $500 +.5 Multiplier lol. Although, with my 24/7 clock of 485*8 on my 9450 a 485*8.5 on a 9550 would be VERY nice.

So that processor should be in the 4GHz range easily with a good board.
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post #8 of 16
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well thanks to everyone for thehelp so far. I should get my new gigabyte X48 DSQ and my Q9550 on monday. I am tryig to learn as much as I can about overclocking so that when I do get them I know more or less what I am doing. I just have a couple questions about volts. I know what most of them do and what part of the computer they are for except for pll vtt what is the pll vtt. also what volts do I need to raise once I see that my computer dosen't wanna post or my computer is not stable. also by how much do I raise each one and when do need to stop raising them so I don't fry my board thanks for the info

I there is the

cpu vtt
pll vtt
memory vtt
fsb vtt
nb vtt
sb vtt

plz let me know if i missed any and which ones I need to raise and by how much and what volts setting should I not exceed?
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post #10 of 16
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hi everyone well yesterday I finally got my new Gigabyte X48 DQ6 and and intel Q9550. everything went smoothly with my new build posted on the first time my cpu temp are

overclocked at 8.5 x 400 = 3400

at idle
core 1: 39c
core 2: 39c
core 3: 32c
core 4: 40c

at load with prime 95 with all four cores at 100% for 15 mins
core 1: 49c
core 2: 49c
core 3: 43c
core 4: 50c

I am in love with my new build I have also overclocked it a little and will post my current setting I was able to pass prime 95 for 15 min with these settings but once it got to around 30 mins I got a bsod



GIGABYTE GA X48 DQ6 Clock Settings

MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT)
Robust Graphics Booster...........: AUTO
CPU Clock Ratio...................:8.5
CPU Frequency.....................:3.4GHZ (400X8.5)
CPU Host Clock Control............:ENABLE
CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)...........:400
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz).......:101
C.I.A.2...........................: DISABLE
Performance Enhance...............:STANDARD
System Memory Multiplier (SPD)....:2.00B
Memory Frequency(Mhz).............:800
DRAM Timing Selectable ...........:MANUAL
Standard Timing Control
CAS Latency Time (tCL)............:4
DRAM RAS# to CAS# (tRCD).........:4
DRAM RAS# Precharge (tRP).........:4
Precharge Delay (tRAS)............:12
Advanced Timing Control
ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD)............:AUTO
Rank Write to READ Delay (tWTR)...:AUTO
Write To Precharge Delay (tWR)....:AUTO
Refresh to ACT Delay (tRFC).......: AUTO
Read To Precharge Delay (tRTP)....: AUTO
Static tREAD Value (tRD)..........:AUTO
Static tREAD Phase Adj............: AUTO
Command Rate (CMD)................:AUTO
Clock Driving and Skew Control
CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control...:800MV (STOCK)
CPU Clock Skew Control............: NORAMAL
(G)MCH Clock Skew Control.........: NORMAL
System Voltage Control () = Base Voltages
DDR2 OverVoltage Control...(1.80v):+0.25
PCI-E OverVoltage Control.,(1.50v):NORMAL
FSB OverVoltage Control....(1.10v):NORMAL
(G)MCH OverVoltage Control,(1.25v):NORMAL
CPU GTLREF1 Voltage*.......(67%)..:AUTO
CPU GTLREF2 Voltage*.......(61%)..:NORMAL
Loadline Calibration..............: DISABLE
CPU Voltage Control...............:ENABLE
Normal CPU Vcore..................:1.25-(STOCK) 1.26875-CURRENT SETTING RIGHT NOW
Note: * Hidden Features Press [CTRL] + [F1] from main Menu to Access
Advanced Bios Features
CPU Multi-Threading...............: DOES NOT APPLY TO MY MOTHERBOARD
Limit CPUID Max to 3..............: DISABLE
No-Execute Memory Protect.........: DISABLE
CPU Enhanced Halt(CIE)............: DISABLE
CPU Thermal Monitor 2.............: DISABLE
CPU EIST Function.................: DISABLE
Virtuaalization Technology........: DISABLE

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if anyone can let me know if I need to change or rise something I would be very greatful thanks for the help as I am kinda new to all of this
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