Originally Posted by anubisz
I have the exact setup, well....motherboard and cpu.
Can some please tell me the exact settings to use?
It doesn't work like that. Like a poster mentioned earlier, your overclocking potential is determined by your individual chip; each processor is different, even if it's the same model within a family architecture. Someone might get 4GHz on the Q9550, but you might only get 3.8GHz. It's mostly determined by temperature, voltages, and how overclocking-friendly your motherboard is. I highly recommend you taking a look at the overclocking stickies in this Intel CPUs thread. It does a great job at explaining key hardware components, the function of your motherboard BIOS, a general guideline for easy step-by-step overclocking, and recommendations for freeware you can download to help assist you in testing for stability.
Here is the link: Overclocking Redefined
If you've never overclocked before, please read the guide. It will point you in the right direction. The last thing you want to do is dive head-first into overclocking without knowing your limitations; it's the easiest way to toss your hard earned money out the window. Read the guide, try minor tweaks on your own, and if you get stuck, we'll be here help.Edited by KingsidePressure - 8/16/08 at 8:53am