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What's the idle vcore currently? I use LLC on mine...
Personally I'd manually set all the voltages.
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What's the idle vcore currently? I use LLC on mine...
Personally I'd manually set all the voltages.

Its set at 1.35v in bios cpuz shows 1.23 at idle... this is with LLC disabled.
So LLC is safe with 45nm chips?

Should i just set all the other voltages to stock settings or bump them all up a little?

I had a settings template that gave a safe range of values to use when OC'ing a q9650 (similar to my xeon x5460) but cant find it.

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The "safety" is still up for debate, but for anything up to 1.4v I'm comfortable with it.
You probably want around 1.26 for CPU term and mch core, but as long as you're not running a real high fsb you can leave the refs and pll on auto.
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i used to run with it on til around 1.5vcore me to tell you the truth.

to add to the debate, it is something on al mobo after 775 and something most systems do not overclock without you know smile.gif

it is not about the possibility of overvolting from spikes, it is about getting the voltage you set in bios in os.

some like to have it so you get the bios voltage when under full load, i like a little vdroop myself xD
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HI, I own this mobo and plan to upgrade my CPU. It may be not financially sound, but I don't want to fiddle with changing the mainboard for the time being.
My current CPU is E8500 running at 3.9 GHz (9.5 x 411 MHz). Is Q9650 the one to go? My primary focus is to have a silent PC, so Extreme series is out of question (too hot).
Was thinking about Q9550s, but they're definitely too expensive... At lest on eBay.
Edited by radosuaf - 4/15/14 at 2:31pm
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You're pretty much maxed out with that series of CPU/Chipset. You can go quad core, of which the 9650, I think is the highest, but they are priced very high. I was considering upgrading to one from my Q6600 very briefly....but the marginal improvement per dollar was not worth it, for me, when compared to modern day alternatives.

Whether or not you will benefit more from clock speed or multiple cores is what should decide for you. Others may be able to tell you based on what you use the PC for. I would say you've tapped out that architecture and move on, or keep it the same...but no new dollars.
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HI, I own this mobo and plan to upgrade my CPU. It may be not financially sound, but I don't want to fiddle with changing the mainboard for the time being.
My current CPU is E8500 running at 3.9 GHz (9.5 x 411 MHz). Is Q9650 the one to go? My primary focus is to have a silent PC, so Extreme series is out of question (too hot).
Was thinking about Q9550s, but they're definitely too expensive... At lest on eBay.
I went from the duo core 8500 to a xeon x5460 ( quad core). That made a noticable diffreance. (page 2099) bought one on Ebay for $55.00 and a sticker for $8.00. Search 775 to 771 mod. RKDxpress
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Yep x5460 is the way to go, mine overclocked like crazy on stock voltage

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OK, will Kingston 1066 MHz be still sufficient for the CPU? Can I find any suggestions for the memory settings anywhere here? Currently running @ 1.093 Mhz, 5-5-5-15 timings Dual Channel.
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That memory should be fine, im running slower 800 ram with 1:1 strap so since im over 4ghz im also overclocking my ram.

Use cpuz to find your stock ram timmings, u can always tighten them up after you achieve a stable oc

I havnt played around with my x5460 in a while but had a thread somewhere with this chip and sticker mod, this board, and my bios settings.... let me know if u want ill try to dig it up

Its a great overclocking chip for the price... just just a sharp razor and steady hands and be carefull when trimming the tabs in the 775 socket of your mobo

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