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Hi yall,

I recently got a $99 Q9300 from microcenter and plopped it into my EP45T. Its running at 500FSB for 3.75 Ghz at 1.312 Vcore. 72C max temp under load with a Hyper 212 Cooler. Is this temp and voltage safe for the long run?
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Also, this is replacing an E8500 that ran at 4ghz. I assume this is faster.. even though the E8500 edges it out in SuperPi 1M by about 1 second.
post #3 of 14
SuperPi is useless and yes it is faster.
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I think it's the board! Post in this thread for the best advice.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ers-guide.html

I can't tell you about the voltages for that board, but someone should be able to help you.
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3.75 is a very good OC for a Q9300 congrats
    
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I think your temps are a little high, I have a q6600 running at 3.6 Ghz with higher volts 1.418v (vcore) but my temps only max out at 57*C prime95 using a hyper 212+.
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Originally Posted by msbbc833 View Post
Hi yall,

I recently got a $99 Q9300 from microcenter and plopped it into my EP45T. Its running at 500FSB for 3.75 Ghz at 1.312 Vcore. 72C max temp under load with a Hyper 212 Cooler. Is this temp and voltage safe for the long run?
Definitely thanks to the board, it's known to be able to hit 500FSB on quad cores.
On my old setup (Q9300, XFX 780i), I could boot at 3.5GHz (466FSB) but couldn't stabilise over 3.375GHz (450FSB).
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Awesome.

I did the same got the q9300 to upgrade my c2d 7400.
So could you help me OC mine?

I have an intel extreme x48 mobo and ill be using a thermaltake V1 cooler i have spare.
edit, This would be my first real OC if i can pull it off

Thanks
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post #9 of 14
Thats a great OC. My striker II formula won't OC this chip for squat, but I do think it is a great little processor. ...Especially for the price.
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I couldnt find one of the screws for my Hyper 212, so its only strapped down on 3 sides. Could that cause the high temps? I am also thinking of mounting another fan
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