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post #1 of 21
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hi can somone please tell me what all my voltages should be to overclock my Q9400 to 3Ghz my systems specs are

Intel Q9400 2.66Ghz Stock Clock and Stock Cooler
GIGABYTE EP45-DS3L Motherboard
650 Watt PSU
GIGABYTE 4870X2
4 GIG of ram 667Mhz
2X640 hard drives
Antec 900 Gamming case
post #2 of 21
Man you will have to try harder than that LOL. Do some research on your HW and then try OCing yourself. It is more fun that way, and it is a great learning experience.

Here try this first... Keep all your voltages at stock and raise the FSB 5mhz at a time till it no longer boots. Then up the NB and cpu a very little bit at a time till you are stable, then raise the FSB again till it no longer boot, rinse, and repeat

Start here...
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...3l-thread.html

OUCH!!! That RAM is gonna hold you back hard core. Get new RAM my friend. If you are serious about OCing, but cannot afford new RAM. I suggest that you sell your 4GB and get two GB of faster RAM. You will actually loose a bit of performance but you will get a MUCH better OC. That board can get that chip to 3.5 pretty easily.
Edited by Villainstone - 12/17/08 at 6:22am
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you may not need to change your Vcore for a smallish overclock like that, see what vcore the CPU is drawing at the moment and then set it to that value in BIOS, if it wont boot on that then keep increasing by the smallest increments available, You need to be VERY careful with your temps though if you're using a stock cooler, infact im not sure i'd even reccomend overclocking without an aftermarket cooler, what are your load temps at the moment?
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i dont want to reck my new computer lol thast why im asking
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there about 55 Degrease
post #6 of 21
OUCH OUCH!!! No overclocking for you man. Your RAM and CPU just are not equipped for such stress. Not that your system is bad hell I would love to have your CPU, but that RAM and cooler will kill your OC.

Your CPU can handle 1.3625 volts but I HIGHLY doubt that your CPU cooler would ever allow you to reach that voltage.
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yeah you want to stay below 60C so I wouldnt recomend increasing any voltages because if you do your temps will be to high, see how much of an overclcok you can get with Stock voltages and then if this isnt enough performance for you then I suggest you invest in a decent aftermarket CPU cooler, Hope this is some help!
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damm aye so 55 is very hot you say and my ram is piece of crap dont worry it doesnt bother me just say whats on ur mind about my PC
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If you don't want to damage your system, you should replace the RAM and CPU cooler before you start overclocking.
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post #10 of 21
OK I will your RAM sucks @$$ LOL. But your have a pretty good rig there mate. I would love to have your CPU, VC, and Monitor LOL.

Anyway yeah keep all your voltages where they are, and see what you can get.

Oh while I am thinking about it. You will be better off setting your voltages to stock and NOT on AUTO.
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