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What are you using for CPU cooling?
Stock; that's why I'm not so eager to bump it up any higher. I'd just like to know what the problem is. ><
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I upped the voltage to 1.325, and the same thing happened. I tried two different forms of overclocking; raising the multiplier from 8.0 to 8.5, and raising the base from 400 to 425. When I raise the multiplier, the processor still runs at 3.2GHz, but just never multiplies by 8.5 (caps out at 8.0x400). When I raise the base from 400 to 425, that number drops down to 333 and won't clock over 2.66GHz (stock speed).

I tried all of that at the previously stated voltage, and still no luck. :\\
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I upped the voltage to 1.325, and the same thing happened. I tried two different forms of overclocking; raising the multiplier from 8.0 to 8.5, and raising the base from 400 to 425. When I raise the multiplier, the processor still runs at 3.2GHz, but just never multiplies by 8.5 (caps out at 8.0x400). When I raise the base from 400 to 425, that number drops down to 333 and won't clock over 2.66GHz (stock speed).

I tried all of that at the previously stated voltage, and still no luck. :\\
The PSU may be unable to handle the stress. However, I am not 100% sure even though this particular PSU should probably be avoided when overclocking.

Regarding the multiplier: the Q8400's maximum multiplier is x8.0.
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I've heard so many bad things about it, so I could definitely see that. Wish I could afford to grab a new one. Oh well, some day.

Anyway, thank you very much for the help!
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