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Well anyway, just did a few minor upgrades to my comp. Having some issues setting up the bios to overclock this sucker. I can't get it to unlock the cpu multiplier (maybe locked at 8) but when I use that crappy overclocking software it comes with it changes it to 9, can't do in bios though.
Also it had some easy oc switches on the mb, which I might just set back to stock to mess with since it won't let me go over 342 for the fsb without failing post. Also can't get the voltages unlocked to adjust
specs on system as follows:
M.B. msi g41m-p34
cpu - Intel Q9550 2.83 ghz
8gb ddr3 dual chanel ram
1tb h.d.
video - bfg gtx280-ocx
Corsair Liquid cooling setup (h50 I think)

anyway, input is appreciated.
Thanks for looking.
Edited by black06g85 - 2/1/11 at 7:30am
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post #2 of 13
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btw as it stands I have it running 2.907 ghz right now, and on a 1 hour stress test it hit highest of 49c so i guess it's pretty stable.
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post #3 of 13
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Well still stuck no matter what I change I cant get it to post above a 342 fsb. Tried raising voltages to mo avail, anyone have any ideas
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post #4 of 13
make sure you have any energy saving settings turned off eg. eist, c1e, thermal management control, etc... these could be called something else on your mobo
Edited by j.col - 2/2/11 at 4:29pm
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post #5 of 13
hi mate.
imo its your motherboard stopping the oc, or ram.
try loosing the timings on the ram, or unlock the ram from the oc (leave at stock speed)

having a look here, http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=570577 it
also loads of tips and timings there as well
there are some guys there with 4.0GHz on auto voltage
or another thread here
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=17858986

if you can, look around for a used p45 motherboard, like an asus p5Q deluxe or pro

i used to have a g41 motherboard, and all i could get my Q6600 to was 2.8Ghz, no matter what i done.
the g41 is crap at overclocking quads.
i bought the p45 mobo in my rig, and i went straight to 3.1Ghz first time on auto voltages. i haven't even tried to go higher yet

edit.
you have the beginnings of a decent pc there,
if you can get a better mobo, there is a classified section on this forum http://www.overclock.net/main-components/
Edited by j.col - 2/2/11 at 4:32pm
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post #6 of 13
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Thanks for the replies, I figured it was novo related, I had all power saving Crap off and was going over a ton of different q9550 ocs and just couldn't get it to work.
Probably gonna ditch the small case and step away from the matx to a full size setup
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post #7 of 13
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anyone have a good recomendation on a matx lga775 motherboard. don't want to throw in the towel on this case yet lol.
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post #8 of 13
any of the Asus p5Q (especially the deluxe) series are regarded as the best mobo's for overclocking quads.
also the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3
also the one in my sig, the dfi lanparty

basically go for a p35 or p45 chipset mobo.
also buy a used one off these forums.
you should get a good mobo for 40-50 ish
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post #9 of 13
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thanks, I'm doing some searching today
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post #10 of 13
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well so far so good with the new setup

ended up going to a evga 790i ftw
results from a day a tweaking speaks for itself.
I love this motherboard
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65" samsung 4k tv 8550 series logitec k700 XFX 850w black series storm stryker 
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