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Hello OCN.

So yesterday I overclocked my CPU, or well I think so. Because Speccy says 2.33 Ghz, CPU-Z says 2.8 Ghz and my overclocking tool, AI Suit, says 3,2 Ghz.

So what is my CPU clock? If it is overclocked at all. Because Speccy also said 46 degrees Celsius when I began to run Prime95, but AI Suit said 24 (***?).

By the way, I'm new at overclocking (first time I do it with my CPU). And seems so much easier to do it while booted in Windows rather than in the BIOS.
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Find out your FSB and your CPU multi and then times them together and then you have your clock speed.
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Yeye I know. But that's what my AI Suit says. I think it was 480 X 7 I got, or around that. It just showed load speed, so thought that when running Prime95 it would be maximum.
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Here is a good read for you, You need to disable a few things in bios related to your CPU.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ed-guides.html

One word of advice always OC thru Bios.
    
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post #5 of 18
It could be 3.2ghz with your clock. But you might have speedstep enabled. So when there is no load, the clock is 2.8ghz. Better to clock through the bios.
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k, so got it stable at 1.6 volt at this 3360 Mhz speed. 480 FSB and 7 multipliers. Currently running at 59 Celsius at load (Prime 95), 44 idle (Windows Desktop, no programs running). Anyone think I could get it higher? Possibly overclocking of memory?
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1.6V for 3.3Ghz?? Could u reduce it a little bit? the common voltage for this clock use to be 1.2V on i7 processors, but i think this q8200 may use around 1.4V
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i7 use way less voltage then most of the other quads/processors. But ya, 1.6volts is way WAY too high.
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post #9 of 18
I've seen q8200's 3.0ghz run on 1.25v. You try upping the northbridge instead of the voltage? Try up the northbridge up 1 notch and then try upping the voltage from 1.25v. See what speeds you can get.
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k, so got it stable at 1.6 volt at this 3360 Mhz speed. 480 FSB and 7 multipliers. Currently running at 59 Celsius at load (Prime 95), 44 idle (Windows Desktop, no programs running). Anyone think I could get it higher? Possibly overclocking of memory?
What memory setup are you using?

Why does your sig say you're running your memory at 332.5mhz... y are you underclocking it...
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