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overclocking Q9450 on a evga 790i

post #1 of 4
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i know there must be hundreds of people asking about this and i'm still going through your threads but i'll ask anyway and i'll see what happens.

Obviously i want you know how to overclock a Q9450 onto a Evga 790i board without turning it into a brick.
i've never overclocked anything before so if anyone who has done this and had it work wonderfully can refer me to a site specifically for q9450 onto evga790i boards it would be great.

the relevant system specs are:
Cpu -Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Processor - 2.66GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield
Board - EVGA 790i ultra sli motherboard
Ram -OCZ Dual Channel Platinum 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz DDR3 Memory
Fan -Ultra / ChillTec / Socket 939/775/AM2 / Thermal Electric CPU Cooler
PSU -OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply

these are supposed to be compatible but most games need more speed so i need to overclock my cpu. but as i've said i don't want to destroy my computer before i've even had a chance to switch it on for the first time(its in transit,order)

so does anyone know the best way about this?
post #2 of 4
Do you know where to start?

EDIT:

I can overclock mine wonderfully, but I'm running hot, so I'll be eager to see how yours runs.

You should make a note of your stock, idle and load temperatures. Realtemp is the only program that reads Q9450/45nm CPU cores properly. hmonitor has a 14 day trial and that will read your tcase CPU temps (the CPU tmep that shows in your motherboards BIOS hardware monitor)
Edited by Shin2k35 - 7/4/08 at 6:13am
    
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66ghz Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i Nvidia eVGA Superclocked 8800GT SLI 4 x 1GB OCZ PC8500 1066mhz SLI READY 
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2 x WD 250GB SATA RAID 0 + 2 x SG 320GB Storage 2 x DVD-RW SATA+IDE Windows Vista™ Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66ghz Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i Nvidia eVGA Superclocked 8800GT SLI 4 x 1GB OCZ PC8500 1066mhz SLI READY 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD 250GB SATA RAID 0 + 2 x SG 320GB Storage 2 x DVD-RW SATA+IDE Windows Vista™ Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1 Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech EX110 Keyboard OCZ 600W StealthXStream Antec P182 Logitech EX110 Cordless Mouse 
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post #3 of 4
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not exacticaly.

i'm just waiting for my motherboard to arrive so i havn't started building it yet.

i have had a look at sites on overclocking but i would think it depends on what cpu on what board so i thought i should ask.

that ultra cool fan i have is supposed to be a real beast for cooling so it chould be good. just need to find the appropriate site to show how to ovrclock my cpu and set it up with the board i have.
i'll continue down the threads for information and i'll check into that realtemp thing tommorow when i have had some sleep(11 30pm)

question: why do you use stock cooling? i'm under the impression that stock is just the normal fan it comes with.
post #4 of 4
Hello,

I´m new at this forum and I was wondering:

my cpu is overclocked to 3.4Ghz, my temps with 100% load (prime95) are 57, 54, 53, 53. Is that good? My BIOS settings are all Spread spectrum disabled, CPU core: 1,3625V (Cpu-Z: 1,288V with 100% load), every other voltages are set on auto, except for the RAM, unlinked.

My RAM is set to 1,90V and 1600MHz (Cpu-Z reads 797MHz <--is that OK?) and CL 7-7-7-20.

Are those right setting or should I change somethinks? Are the temps OK?

Comp:
q9450 + Noctua NH-U12P
Evga nForce 790i Ultra SLI
Corsair 1600 2x2Gb kit (Twin3X4096-1600C7DHX)
Gtx 280 OC

Thank you for your answers, and sorry for bad english I´m from Slovenia.
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