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hey guys

I would like to know if i can overclock a Q9450 with intel cooler to 3 ghz?I will use zalman thermal grease and my airflow is very good in my case.Mobo is a asus maximus formula
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Yes.

Easily.
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The temperatures wont be very bad?because i have heard bad things about the intel cooler
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Well for 3GHz you probably wont even have to raise the vCore any, and you'll be the first to know what the temps are on your particular system.
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Oke thanks do you now which settings i need to change for 3.0 ghz?By the way do i need to put my pc on for 1 day to run orthors(or something)?
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post #6 of 10
The Q9450 has a multiplier of x8 i believe so you would have to have your FSB set to 375mhz.
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so i just need to change 1 setting?
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Originally Posted by weebeast View Post
Oke thanks do you now which settings i need to change for 3.0 ghz?By the way do i need to put my pc on for 1 day to run orthors(or something)?
You should stress test it with some program. Prime95 is good too. If your machine isnt stable then prime95 will catch it.
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so i just need to change 1 setting?
If your only trying to hit 3.0ghz then i wouldnt think you would need to change your voltage but i could be wrong. I havnt had any experience with the q9450 yet. My Q6600 does fine at stock volts but my FSB is much lower than yours so i dont know.
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post #10 of 10
The only settings you may need to change are the stardard Disable EIST and C1E, Speedstep, Watchdog, etc.

You'll probably have to raise your NB/MCH voltage a notch or two, and keep an eye on your RAM timings/volts/speeds.
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