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Hi, I am a newbie that knows some things , but I'm sure there are volumes for me to learn about overclocking . I'm really looking for advice on how to do this safely. If anyone has a similar setup or simple instructions any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thus far I know the following:

Motherboard: P5K-E Wi-Fi

CPU: modelIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
clock speed2266.0 MHz
FSB speed266.0 MHz


Memory Slot #1:Corsair PC2-6400 (400 Hz) 2048MB
Memory Slot #2:OCZ PC2-6400 (400 Hz) 2048MB
Memory Slot #3:Corsair PC2-6400 (400 Hz) 2048MB
Memory Slot #4:OCZ PC2-6400 (400 Hz) 2048MB
Memory Frequency402.3 MHz (5:6)

Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210
PCI-Express

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
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k, well 400 mhz simply means the ram is running properly at 800mhz speed, but as their dual channel then they each individually run at 400mhz. Also, in the future the OCN search feature is a great feature. Welcome to the forums, and fill out system specs here for future help.

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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post
Make sure to disable intel speed step, c-state tech, and any other cpu setting that enables "power saving features". These will all cut your multiplier when your not do anything CPU inensive even at stock speeds.

Download Real temp, heavy load stress testor, and prime95. Restart and enter bios.

Increase the voltage on your CPU to about 1.25 to start. Give your northbridge, VTT, and RAM a small bump too, .1 volts for each should do it, set RAM too 2.0 . Keeping your multi at 8.5x, increase the fsb to 350 or so. Don't over do it. Manually set your RAM to 700, or enable the speed for your RAM to auto in the bios. This is a very safe configuration to start, you can play with volatages after you reach a good overclock. Load to desktop, and run real temp to gauge idle temps. Then run heavy load stress testor to gauge load temps. If you are not idleing at more then 45C and not go over 58C or so on full load, then go back to the bios, and bump up the FSB to 360, then 370,then 380, then 390, ect. until you fail an overclock or get unacceptable temperatures. If you have a good heatsink you can give your cpu up to 1.3volts or so, and give .3 or more volts to your chipset and VTT. When you have reached a bootable overclock with acceptable temperatures, run prime95 for at least 4 hours to test stability. If it passes you have your overclock. If not you need to bump down your FSB or increase voltages until it stabilizies. A good heatsink will allow you to reach much higher overclocks then the stock heatsink, so definitely invest in that. Research online guides for more overclocking info.

Post if you have any questions
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ock-q9550.html
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-6700HQ NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB Gskill 32gb 4x8gb DDR4 2300mhz Samsung 850 PRO - 1TB SSD m2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
Seagate 2TB w/ 128MB Cache (ST2000LM007) Pioneer External USB-C Blu-Ray Burner Fedora 25 Win 10 LTSB 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED Lenovo 170w Power adapter 
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MX-580 or Razor bluetooth something or other Docking station 40A50230US 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k BIOSTAR TH67+ 32gb 4x8 Corsair Vengence 1600 1x 256gb m2 
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6x Seagate 2.5" 3tb > ~8.5tb raid 10 OpenSuse Seasonic G 550w Silverstone SG11B 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-6700HQ NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 4GB Gskill 32gb 4x8gb DDR4 2300mhz Samsung 850 PRO - 1TB SSD m2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
Seagate 2TB w/ 128MB Cache (ST2000LM007) Pioneer External USB-C Blu-Ray Burner Fedora 25 Win 10 LTSB 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED BenQ GL2460HM 24" LED Lenovo 170w Power adapter 
MouseOther
MX-580 or Razor bluetooth something or other Docking station 40A50230US 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i7 3770k BIOSTAR TH67+ 32gb 4x8 Corsair Vengence 1600 1x 256gb m2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
6x Seagate 2.5" 3tb > ~8.5tb raid 10 OpenSuse Seasonic G 550w Silverstone SG11B 
Other
Raid card 
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Thanks! I'm going to get started on your suctions. starting with posting my specs.
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