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i am gonna get my hands on a few qx9650's and wanna oc to the roof. people have told me and on here as well that a 9500 (which i have now wont do much over 4ghz.) well here i sit at 4.25ghz stable and loading at 1.314...

what can i actually expect when i put the extreme on this board. my fsb seems to top out around 490. my temps on my 9550 are 29 idle and 59 load.

i am just lost as to thinking that my 9550 would actually beat the qx9650. but is this reallly true or should i just have to experiement myself and see what really happens
post #2 of 7
You'll prolly be limited by volts/heat, all the QX's are the first stepping and the Q's that followed OC'd better. Mine needed 1.4v to hit 4GHz, you'll prolly get a better one though.
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not many get past 4ghz. my q9550 need 1.4 for 4.1 hit a wall at that. look at the 4ghz club. there are plenty that get past 4ghz but most around 4ghz
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right look at my sig i am in the 4ghz club with multiple entries highest being 4.25ghz on the 9550 so there is no wall there, thats why i am skeptical about what to expect everyone told me i wouldn't get past 4.1 on the 9550 which i am cleared by a good margin. i am thinking i can get the heat under control i have a lan air with a very high postivie pressure in a 60 degree ambient. but when benching i have a winodw right next to my desk were the fans can easily suck in icy air.

again i am just lost of how a 9550 could smoke an extreme is it just the stepping or what?
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right look at my sig i am in the 4ghz club with multiple entries highest being 4.25ghz on the 9550 so there is no wall there, thats why i am skeptical about what to expect everyone told me i wouldn't get past 4.1 on the 9550 which i am cleared by a good margin. i am thinking i can get the heat under control i have a lan air with a very high postivie pressure in a 60 degree ambient. but when benching i have a winodw right next to my desk were the fans can easily suck in icy air.

again i am just lost of how a 9550 could smoke an extreme is it just the stepping or what?
no one is saying you cant get past 4ghz chill out. just that most get to 4ghz. and the qx's and not super cpu's
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so the limitations of the extreme mainly heat and volts though right? because ovbiously the 45mn is dead and not coming back but i wanna taste of what the upper 4's are like until ivy comes out. just an expendable experiement while i continue to learn the overclocking and tweaking.

from what i understand i3 and up is mainly base numbers which takes all the fun outa the nubmers game and tweaking that the core 2 and bleow had. granted easy overclocking is ok but the challenge is where it is really at though right?
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If you want a taste of the uppper 4s, you'll need a sandy bridge.
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