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First time OC'ing intel Q9550 nForce 780i

post #1 of 44
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Hello this is my first time overclocking a CPU. I have an attachment with all my specs on it. What I want to get is between 3.5GHZ and 3.6GHZ running all day. If there is anything else you need me to add please let me know.
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
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First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
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post #2 of 44
did you build your own PC?
Full Of Stuff
(15 items)
 
The nEEEtBook
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
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Full Of Stuff
(15 items)
 
The nEEEtBook
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
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post #3 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yes I did
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
  hide details  
Reply
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
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post #4 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychovamp View Post
Yes I did
Well im not a intel over clocker but i will say dont get to optimistic with your OC's

Nforce boards (Like ours) are notrious for being bad OCing boards.

OCZ makes great thermal paste and SSD but i would avoid there ram.

Last you have a very dangerous PSU. Dont EVER try to get it to 900W you will make it blow. (Read this)
Full Of Stuff
(15 items)
 
The nEEEtBook
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
Full Of Stuff
(15 items)
 
The nEEEtBook
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 44
Thread Starter 
LOL i didn't know my power supply was dangerous. It was my first time building a computer too. Ill keep that in mind.
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
  hide details  
Reply
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
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post #6 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by psychovamp View Post
LOL i didn't know my power supply was dangerous. It was my first time building a computer too. Ill keep that in mind.
How old is it?

and next time please come here
Full Of Stuff
(15 items)
 
The nEEEtBook
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
  hide details  
Reply
Full Of Stuff
(15 items)
 
The nEEEtBook
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 (Upgrade) Windows 7 Starter 10.1" Wide screen LED Lit Display Full Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouse
40W 19V Asus Adapter 1005HA Case Trackpad 
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Reply
post #7 of 44
i disagree on the chip and the board.

my 790i evga got this wicked 9550 to 4.25 stable on 1.314
post #8 of 44
Rig 2.0
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA GTX780 SC ACX Samsung DDR 3 (2 DIMMS) MV-3V4G3D/US 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 SSD WD Caviar Black Asus DVD/RW Xigmatek s-1283 HDT (Air Cooling) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Scythe Slipstream 1200RPM (x2) Antec 140mm + Antec 120mm + Xigmatek 120mm (x2) Win 7 64bit Acer S243HL bmii - 24" 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 Corsair Carbide 300R MX 518 Auzentek X-Fi Forte 7.1 
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Rig 2.0
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V EVGA GTX780 SC ACX Samsung DDR 3 (2 DIMMS) MV-3V4G3D/US 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 SSD WD Caviar Black Asus DVD/RW Xigmatek s-1283 HDT (Air Cooling) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Scythe Slipstream 1200RPM (x2) Antec 140mm + Antec 120mm + Xigmatek 120mm (x2) Win 7 64bit Acer S243HL bmii - 24" 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 Corsair Carbide 300R MX 518 Auzentek X-Fi Forte 7.1 
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post #9 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
How old is it?

and next time please come here


It is around 3-4 months old
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
  hide details  
Reply
First system
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz 12 MB nForce 780i Ultra SLI Ready DDR2 1333Mhz FSB EVGA GeForce GTS450 FPB 1 GB GDDR5 OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 4 GB Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Apevia ATX-WA900W, AC 115/230 V 
Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 44
3.6 is easy to hit avoid alot of ram tho anything more that 4gigs you are wasting your time unless you are coding, encrypting, or using cad.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=598716&mpage=2

this guy is using a 9650 so you wont hit the same numbers but use this as a GUIDELINE ONLY user beware you can toast your chip with to much voltage. but you must never fear the BSOD
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