Need help with overclocking an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
I've recently purchased a new PSU for my PC and I've wanted to try overclocking my CPU to try and improve my pc's performance in games.
I've spent around a week preparing for it, and today when I tried to overclock it to 3.0Ghz on my base voltage (1.25000V) my pc didn't start and the settings reset to the old ones after I turned it back on.
I've tried using higher voltage, but it didn't change anything, the maximum I could reach was 2.90Ghz which I don't think is that much better than stock.
Does anyone know what I could do? I've seriously no idea what I could try at this point and looking up old forum posts and youtube videos isn't really helping that much
Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte G41M-ES2L
RAM 1: Kingston 2GB DDR2 400MHz
RAM 2: Kingston 4GB DDR2 400MHz
Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34
PSU: Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold
Please tell me if I need to give anymore info, I'm still a complete newbie so I'm sorry if there's something missing here.