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Okay I just stole my brother's Q9450 and swapped it with my Q8200 LOL(after i figured out how **** it is). I want to overclock the Q9450 but I'm not sure on what the max voltage is or what max FSB i can get out of it.

And i currently have speedfan and im not sure on which to monitor, it has CPU01 and then it has Core0, CORE1, CORE 2 AND CORE 3, the CPU runs at around 23degrees Average and the cores run at 45 average.
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B4 you do anything, don't you have to reinstall drivers if you inserted new CPU?
Q9450 is a 45nm chip, so I believe anything below 1.4V is fine. And I don't use speedfan, use realtemp or coretemp to monitor your temp and such.
    
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I'll tell you what I did when I overclocked my Q9450. I set every available voltage to its minimum value except RAM, which I set to 2.0V. After that, I tested for stability at stock speeds. I increased my FSB to 340 and voltages to whatever I needed to get stable. The whole idea behind doing this is find the bare minimum voltages you'll need for each overclock along the way. You'll also get an idea of how well the overclock scales with the voltage you apply to the processor and north bridge. I highly suggest you make a table with all the voltages you're using and at what clock. Then you'll be able to revert back to any step. You'll know you've reached a wall when you need a comparatively large increase in voltage for a similar increase in FSB. At some point, no amount of voltage will provide stability.
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B4 you do anything, don't you have to reinstall drivers if you inserted new CPU?
Um no. Only if you switch between Intel and AMD processors (or change the mobo) is this really an issue.
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