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Hey Overclock.net Gang

I would like to know if there was anyway of overclocking my cpu SLIGHTLY,

Its an "Intel Core2 Quad Q8300" and in the Bios there are no settings to alter any part of the frequencies at all,
but someone told me online that i could still overclock it using "Motherboard Switches/Jumpers" is this true , if so could you talk me through it please.

I will attach a link to the site i found this from, its the [3rd] post down
http://club.myce.com/f7/cpu-overcloc...oftware-43139/

Thanks in advance for any advice/tips ---- Badman959

EDIT!!! - I put this in the wrong section , Sorry....
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Hey Overclock.net Gang

I would like to know if there was anyway of overclocking my cpu SLIGHTLY,

Its an "Intel Core2 Quad Q8300" and in the Bios there are no settings to alter any part of the frequencies at all,
but someone told me online that i could still overclock it using "Motherboard Switches/Jumpers" is this true , if so could you talk me through it please.

I will attach a link to the site i found this from, its the [3rd] post down
http://club.myce.com/f7/cpu-overcloc...oftware-43139/

Thanks in advance for any advice/tips ---- Badman959

EDIT!!! - I put this in the wrong section , Sorry....
First off, if your motherboard has no support for overclocking...chances are even if you could overclock it with jumpers and switches the board wouldn't be able to take it. That being said...if you want to overclock your q8300, i would suggest buying a second-hand lga775 board off of someone on overclock.net or ebay (make sure you run it by either me, or any of the other folks here to ensure that it will be able to give you a good, stable overclock. Another thing that you may want to look into is a better power supply...according to your sig, you have a 150 watt power supply. I don't necessarily believe that you are somehow running a q8300 off of a 150 watt psu but either way you're going to most likely need more power than your stock psu will provide. I would go for at least a 450-550 watt power supply if you choose to tackle overclocking your q8300.

Sorry, a lot of information...but it was necessary.

Good Luck, and welcome to Overclock.net ,

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You could probably overclock it a bit with SetFSB. What SetFSB does is increase FSB (front side bus) speed via software. FSB * multiplier is your CPU's clock speed. When overclocking, you balance increasing FSB by increasing core voltage, something you likely don't have any control over in your motherboard's basic BIOS. So without the ability to increase Vcore, you probably won't be able to get much increase.

I never really used SetFSB, so I probably won't be much help on using it.

http://www.overclock.net/downloads/2...fsb-2-0-a.html


As for the guy who said you could fiddle with jumpers, if there is a shred of truth in what he said, it's something that came on very old motherboards. No modern motherboard has jumpers or dip switches for that stuff.
    
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