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will this be good enough for my CPU http://www.techflare.com.au/media/products/4975.jpg
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Originally Posted by kieran13 View Post
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
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GIGABYTE 4870X2
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I would suggest reading up on the basic intel overclocking guides in this section (pretty sure they're stickied)

But it's almost christmas so here ya go:

FSB: 315
CPU Multiplier: 9.5

This gives you 3.0Ghz - You're probably going to have to push the voltage up slightly to get stable. You shouldn't have a problem with dangerous temps with such a small overclock however, the temps will be higher than if you had a nice aftermarket cooler.

Make sure your RAM multiplier is 2. (315fsb x 2 = 630Mhz) Your ram will be slightly underclocked but that won't affect performance too much. If you get a better set of RAM you shouldn't have a problem with slighly overclocking that too.

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Originally Posted by Villainstone View Post
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.
Not really. He can underclock the ram to get the CPU where he wants it.

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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.
Way to be helpful. We try to suggest ways to help people overclock with whatever hardware they have - not shoot them down.

With such a small overclock (3.0Ghz) I doubt he'd have to go to the max vcore.
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I would suggest reading up on the basic intel overclocking guides in this section (pretty sure they're stickied)

But it's almost christmas so here ya go:

FSB: 315
CPU Multiplier: 9.5

This gives you 3.0Ghz - You're probably going to have to push the voltage up slightly to get stable. You shouldn't have a problem with dangerous temps with such a small overclock however, the temps will be higher than if you had a nice aftermarket cooler.

Make sure your RAM multiplier is 2. (315fsb x 2 = 630Mhz) Your ram will be slightly underclocked but that won't affect performance too much. If you get a better set of RAM you shouldn't have a problem with slighly overclocking that too.



Not really. He can underclock the ram to get the CPU where he wants it.



Way to be helpful. We try to suggest ways to help people overclock with whatever hardware they have - not shoot them down.

With such a small overclock (3.0Ghz) I doubt he'd have to go to the max vcore.
Calm down killer... better safe than in the hole a new rig I always say.
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Calm down killer... better safe than in the hole a new rig I always say.
Who said I wasen't calm

I'm just suggesting something other than "you can't overclock with that"
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will this be good enough for my CPU http://www.techflare.com.au/media/products/4975.jpg
This thing's a poor performer on quad core CPUs. Get one of these with an appropriate fan, such as this.
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well thanx for all your help im such a noob at OC so i will buy a Zalman CNPS9700 i hope that thing can keep my CPU cool. and another thing i can change all my voltages though easy tune 6 i dont have to go to bios but im scared of stuffing my new PC up i dont think i can afford another one if i break it.
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well thanx for all your help im such a noob at OC so i will buy a Zalman CNPS9700 i hope that thing can keep my CPU cool. and another thing i can change all my voltages though easy tune 6 i dont have to go to bios but im scared of stuffing my new PC up i dont think i can afford another one if i break it.
Don't. It's not up to the task. It's for dual cores. See directly above.
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well thanx for all your help im such a noob at OC so i will buy a Zalman CNPS9700 i hope that thing can keep my CPU cool. and another thing i can cgange all my voltages though easy tune 6 i dont have to go to bios but im scared of stuffing my new PC up i dont think i can afford another one if i break it.
Don't use software to overclock. Use the BIOS.

It's a tried and true method to provide stable and reliable overclocks. You're also able to reset the BIOS and erase an overclock if your system won't boot. Software overclocking can be glitchy..
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ok thanx for that
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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.
why not on AUTO ? whats the reason?
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