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06-21-2019 11:41 AM
TwilightRavens
Quote: Originally Posted by orlywutlol View Post
I still use my Q9650 for every day use. I got it to 3.6ghz but for the life of me I cannot get anything higher stable on my EP45-DS3L
I had 4.05GHz on my QX9650 but I think mine degraded because its no longer stable, but I was also running 1.5v so that may be why.
06-19-2019 05:54 PM
orlywutlol I still use my Q9650 for every day use. I got it to 3.6ghz but for the life of me I cannot get anything higher stable on my EP45-DS3L
06-17-2019 04:09 PM
TwilightRavens
Quote: Originally Posted by Caffinator View Post
Lol my first build was for a rich friend, we literally went to Newegg and sorted each component category "Highest Price" and purchased. It was a Asus Striker II Extreme, Q9650, a big ass air cooler and a 1500 watt PSU. 4GB of DDR3 was about $800 at the time. It ran at about 3.6GHz until I built him a 2500k rig years later

Funny to see the parts for his $5000 build on eBay now for pennies
Yeah its still a fun platform to screw around with because the parts are so cheap, kill a cpu? That's fine, there's probably another one you can get for $20. Only pricey thing are the boards for some reason, my 790i cost $174 and that ain't even new, which I believe is similar to the ASUS version being an SLI board.
06-16-2019 07:57 PM
Caffinator Lol my first build was for a rich friend, we literally went to Newegg and sorted each component category "Highest Price" and purchased. It was a Asus Striker II Extreme, Q9650, a big ass air cooler and a 1500 watt PSU. 4GB of DDR3 was about $800 at the time. It ran at about 3.6GHz until I built him a 2500k rig years later

Funny to see the parts for his $5000 build on eBay now for pennies
06-14-2019 02:41 PM
TwilightRavens
Quote: Originally Posted by F3RALi View Post
Hi man. i love youre works on youre cpu. and im amazed to see how you Overclocked Q9650 to 4Ghz and more.
can you teach me how can i Overclock My cpu q9650
my spec is:
Motherboard DFI P75 T2Rs Dark Elite
8 Gig DDR2 RAMs
Vram GALAX GTX950oc 2 Gig
PSU Corsair vs650
What cooler do you have? If somewhat decent cooler 4GHz should be pretty easy on a Q9650 assuming is an E0 stepping. FSB of 445 and the stock multiplier of 9 should net you right at 4GHz, set fsb voltage to 1.25v or 1.3v lowest you can is better, and core voltage of 1.35-1.4v should be more than enough but you can go up to 1.45v if thermal headroom allows and your CPU needs it. Mine needs 1.55v (in BIOS before vdroop) but ends up being 1.47v ish.

Of course an FSB that high is all dependent on your RAM, you might wanna try a different divider if your board supports FSB:RAM dividers, DDR2 may make things a bit more difficult but not impossible.
06-14-2019 02:14 AM
F3RALi
Overclock Q9650

Hi man. i love youre works on youre cpu. and im amazed to see how you Overclocked Q9650 to 4Ghz and more.
can you teach me how can i Overclock My cpu q9650
my spec is:
Motherboard DFI P75 T2Rs Dark Elite
8 Gig DDR2 RAMs
Vram GALAX GTX950oc 2 Gig
PSU Corsair vs650
01-26-2019 10:33 PM
TwilightRavens
Quote: Originally Posted by prescotter View Post
I have to say this topic was an interesting read. I miss the days of OCing on s775, somehow the fight between FSB and multiplier was more interesting to me then simple only touch the multiplier on newer platforms.

I will never forget my Q9650, after running a Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz on 1.456v for years i bought a second hand Q9650 and it was looking back a semi golden chip. My friend who had bought a QX9650 needed over 1.45v to reach 3.9+Ghz and my Q9650 hit 3925Mhz on 1.18v load voltage.
(Set voltage was 1.28v, dropped to 1.18v on p5p43TD motherboard)

Sadly i sold the CPU on a second hand website again by phone so i have no records to contact the guy, but almost every week i think about what the CPU could have done if i had proper cooling and a motherboard capable of 500/600Mhz FSB. If i had the chance it would surely buy the CPU back and see what its real limits would have been.

After that CPU i never had any luck with the silicon lottery and mostly end up with an average or below average CPU. I have added a P95 and IBT screenshot from over 8 years ago for those who interested.
Kinda sounds like my luck when it comes to silicon lottery, I had an old Athlon XP that didn't really do much more than 2.8GHz, a E6700 that did 3GHz and not a drop higher, my QX9650 won't even go a hair over 4GHz (though that's not that bad), an i5 4690K that topped out at 4.4GHz at 1.4v and of course the chip I win the lottery with is a chip that is not known for clocking well the i7-5775C which usually tops out at 4.2-4.3GHz at 1.4v-1.45v and mine will do 4.5GHz at 1.485v but I run it at 4.4GHz and 1.4v because cooling can't keep up with higher than that. Though I did have an ES 3770K that clocked to 5.4GHz but hyperthreading didn't work, even at stock so that doesn't count.
01-26-2019 02:35 PM
prescotter I have to say this topic was an interesting read. I miss the days of OCing on s775, somehow the fight between FSB and multiplier was more interesting to me then simple only touch the multiplier on newer platforms.

I will never forget my Q9650, after running a Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz on 1.456v for years i bought a second hand Q9650 and it was looking back a semi golden chip. My friend who had bought a QX9650 needed over 1.45v to reach 3.9+Ghz and my Q9650 hit 3925Mhz on 1.18v load voltage.
(Set voltage was 1.28v, dropped to 1.18v on p5p43TD motherboard)

Sadly i sold the CPU on a second hand website again by phone so i have no records to contact the guy, but almost every week i think about what the CPU could have done if i had proper cooling and a motherboard capable of 500/600Mhz FSB. If i had the chance it would surely buy the CPU back and see what its real limits would have been.

After that CPU i never had any luck with the silicon lottery and mostly end up with an average or below average CPU. I have added a P95 and IBT screenshot from over 8 years ago for those who interested.
01-21-2019 09:29 AM
storm-chaser Well I tried for DDR3 @ 1916Mhz and she was a no go. Kinda figured that with this memory kit those speeds were gonna be hard to hit anyway. Since the spec is CL7 1600, but it's really just a juiced up 1333 CL9 piece, I figured it would be tough to hit those kind of numbers.

But, for the record, it did post and I even got to the logon prompt. Just crashed when logging into windows. I was running timings of 8-9-9-30 with this attempt at 1916Mhz.
01-20-2019 08:51 PM
TwilightRavens Yeah on my QX9650 it didn’t like 4.0 as it was a pretty big voltage wall to get it, but I was willing to run whatever it took to hit 4GHz. Its set to 1.43625v in bios but in Windows it reads as 1.38v or something so its not terrible. Its being cooled by a Hyper 212 Evo (not the lga 775 bracket) fun fact though, the LGA 115X bracket works if you fiddle around with it and angle the screws to get them started and then screw em in the right way.
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