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Trying to overclock my Q8200. This chip is so stubborn! Finally got the courage to go farther from my easy 2.8ghz overclock. That was just bumping the fsb to 400 and pretty much leaving everything on auto. So I just want to go a little higher.

I wanted to achieve at least 3ghz so i just set the fsb to 429(3003mhz) then worked my way from their. It's been stable running for about an hour now with somewhere around 2.25v, I just copied somebodies else's overclock but I know all chips are different so i'll play around with it.
It kept failing in prime95 so i stopped bumping the vcore and started playing with the other voltages.

Changed the ram voltage to 2.0v, I looked it up, saw other people saying it was safe. It still kept crashing within the first minute, so then I bumped northbridge voltage. It has a min. of 1.10v and a max. of 1.40v. Trying to research northbridge and could not find much but i heard lots of people say it's bad to run the voltage high without aftermarket coolers and stuff. I put it at 1.20v, still crashed. Then i put it at 1.30v and now its been stable for over an hour now in prime95. Temps havn't gone over 60c yet
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If you don't feel like reading, heres my question Also I think i just told my entire life's story and I woke up at 3 this morning and it's 2 now so i feel alittle loopy

Is 1.30v on northbridge safe? Minimum in bios say 1.1v and Max is 1.4. I put .2volts into it and heard northbridge is all weird and stuff and don't know whats safe for it. But my overclock so far has only been stable with 1.3v and if I lower it, cores start to fail. I didn't think that the northbridge was that important with this stuff.

Thanks for any help I'm probably going to wait till Ivy Bridge to upgrade to more decent system, till then, im makin use of what i have
post #2 of 8
q8200 suck for overclock :/ due to low multiplier.

Edit: If your northbridge has a heatsink and fan over it, 1.3v should be fine.

Edit #2: Northbridge is important to overclocking.
Edited by hellfire72 - 2/18/11 at 11:28pm
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I'm confused.. what's running at 2.25v? That sounds like awful lot for any component.
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When I read the title of this thread I thought it said, "Can I overclock my safe?"
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Originally Posted by hellfire72 View Post
q8200 suck for overclock :/ due to low multiplier.

Edit: If your northbridge has a heatsink and fan over it, 1.3v should be fine.

Edit #2: Northbridge is important to overclocking.
I know it sucks sucks very bad but i have it and have nowhere else to go.
The motherboard has a cheap little heat sink on it. Its in the middle of my graphics card and the heatsink of my hyper212+. I don't think it get very much airflow except maybe the rear fan sucking on it alittle So should i stay away from 1.3v
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I know it sucks sucks very bad but i have it and have nowhere else to go.
The motherboard has a cheap little heat sink on it. Its in the middle of my graphics card and the heatsink of my hyper212+. I don't think it get very much airflow except maybe the rear fan sucking on it alittle So should i stay away from 1.3v
1.3V NB is perfectly safe. You should be safe up to NB 1.4V.
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Originally Posted by LiFTed View Post
I'm confused.. what's running at 2.25v? That sounds like awful lot for any component.
oh, yeah. Just remebered how many times i kept bumping it up and it still wouldn't work. I just dropped it to 1.225v and its still working fine, went a little obsessive right there
post #8 of 8
When the nb volt is really high, u start getting bsods and later on ur hard disk will not be seen. The sata ports will fail for a moment till the nb is cool. So as long as you dont have that your safe. Just put a fan over it.
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