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Alright, I haven't overclocked for awhile, and I have never overclocked on an Intel motherboard, or with a quad core.

I have a Asus Maximus Formula and a Q9550 C1 that needs to get at least to 4Ghz.

I am using water cooling, so heat is not really much of a problem.


This is the highest fsb with these settings that is windows stable. At 435fsb it blue screens or locks up.
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South Bridge Voltage : Auto
Loadline Calibration : Disabled
CPU GTL Reference : 0.63x
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SB 1.5V Voltage : Auto

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Edited by xlastshotx - 12/14/08 at 10:53pm
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post #2 of 18
i had this same board and with my E0 and i had a tough time hitting 3.8 as far as help i cant help since i never got there i stumbled and bought this board i have and i hit 4.0 pretty easily


maybe up your FSB term voltage a little but be carefull cause i zapped a 9550 already by keeping it to high if i remember correctly anything over 1.45 is a recipe for disaster
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post #3 of 18
NB looks overvolted. Try adjusting ram performance level.
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post #4 of 18
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i had this same board and with my E0 and i had a tough time hitting 3.8 as far as help i cant help since i never got there i stumbled and bought this board i have and i hit 4.0 pretty easily

maybe up your FSB term voltage a little but be carefull cause i zapped a 9550 already by keeping it to high if i remember correctly anything over 1.45 is a recipe for disaster
hmm, well I updated the first post for the highest clocks I can get into windows with and not have it crash. I will try the FSB term voltage, as mine is way under 1.45v rite now.

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NB looks overvolted. Try adjusting ram performance level.
Yeah I turned it down a bit.


Well I guess I will keep trying to tweak it to get more. Please post if you have any suggestions.
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post #5 of 18
Replace the motherboard. The X38 is highly unlikely to ever hit the 475FSB required and remain stable. That's what many other Q9550 owners here have done, including myself. See this thread to find out how we got 4GHz or more on a motherboard half the price of that one.
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Replace the motherboard. The X38 is highly unlikely to ever hit the 475FSB required and remain stable. That's what many other Q9550 owners here have done, including myself. See this thread to find out how we got 4GHz or more on a motherboard half the price of that one.

I wish it was half the price. I an barely find those, and were I have they are about the same price as my Maximus Formula ($125). Maybe if I find one used... idk, I would still rather see what I can get out of this one first.
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I wish it was half the price. I an barely find those, and were I have they are about the same price as my Maximus Formula ($125). Maybe if I find one used... idk, I would still rather see what I can get out of this one first.
Probably about 3.8 (450x8.5).
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Probably about 3.8 (450x8.5).
hopefully more, but if thats it then I guess thats not bad... just far from my goal.

So far I can get it at 440x8.5 stable, but I cant get 450x8.5 stable yet..
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hopefully more, but if thats it then I guess thats not bad... just far from my goal.

So far I can get it at 440x8.5 stable, but I cant get 450x8.5 stable yet..
OK. Meanwhile I'm going for 500x8.5 later. You sure you want to keep that mobo?
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OK. Meanwhile I'm going for 500x8.5 later. You sure you want to keep that mobo?


i hate you




lo l, I am trying so hard just to get 450x8.5 to work rite now. GRRRR I guess I will put this one up for sale and pick me up another board. If I can't get to 4Ghz+ then basically this water cooling system is wasted.
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