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Is my Q9550 stable?

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I posted a thread yesterday about this but I just wanted to put some prof. Here's the details.

I have a Q9550 stock clock at 2.83ghz, Overclocked to 3.40ghz
I recently decided to lower the vcore to see how low I could get it.
I lowered the vcore all the way down to stock settings.
Ran 1 hour of prime95 on blend, 0 errors, 1 hour of prime95 on small FFt, 0 errors and ran OCCT for 2 hours, 0 errors. Then last night ran prime95 on small for 10+ hours 0 errors. Did I just get a lucky cpu or could something else be wrong?
post #2 of 9
I don't know why you think you are lucky. These chips are known to be great overclockers. I currently have my cpu overclocked to 3.8Ghz with a load voltage of 1.128. I say keep going. The only thing that might hinder you is the 8GB of ram. Sometimes the NB can't handle it if you are using 4 sticks.
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Wow, thats a great overclock. I might just have to try that
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Most Q9550 are great overclockers and will easily do 3.4Ghz at stock voltage. I see you also have a very good motherboard for overclocking a quad. My board is nearly identical and I'm running the Q9550 at 4.0Ghz (471 x 8.5).
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I want to achieve 3.8ghz or even 4ghz one day but I'm waiting to for my new case (Antec 1200) to arrive in the mail and also I want the Corsair H70 before I go that high.
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Originally Posted by sirhc9891 View Post
I want to achieve 3.8ghz or even 4ghz one day but I'm waiting to for my new case (Antec 1200) to arrive in the mail and also I want the Corsair H70 before I go that high.
It will be very easily attainable. Like mentioned before, you have a great chip and a great board. You shouldn't have a problem when you decide to overclock it more.
Edited by Ragsters - 2/9/11 at 10:27am
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Thanks for the reply's guys!
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yea take that Q9550 to 4ghz!!!!!
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My Q9550 must suck--needs about 1.38 volts for 3.7ghz stable. Depressing.
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