I just purchased an E0 Q9550 and it is being shipped. It will replace my Q6600 overclocked at 3.2Ghz with a lapped TRUE cooler with dual Antec Tri-cool LED fans on medium. (I wasn't planning to lap the Q9550 unless it will have a big effect on the temps.) I am using an Asus P5K SE Motherboard, which unfortunately does not have voltage adjustments available for northbridge, southbridge, and pll. It does have the GTL ref setting which I have read is important for quads, but that setting didn't make any difference when I was overclocking my Q6600. How much of an overclock do you think I might be able to get out of an E0 Q9550 on that motherboard? (I have updated the BIOS so that it will support the Q9550.) I have 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR2 1066 ram if that makes a difference (related to the northbridge/southbridge voltage, I think).
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6/12/09 at 3:02pm