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LGA 775 & Q9650 Project

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So, I've recently pieced together my new(ish) budget gaming computer rig, full stats are in my profile under the name Budget Gaming. I'm here because I am clueless on how to overclock this board successfully, as watching videos or reading up on this chipset don't help due to the same BIOS utilities not being available to me. (They are different). So... My assumption is that I need a Q9650X so I can unlock the multiplier of my CPU, but I'll throw my system specs up below and maybe someone with some expertise can help me achieve an overclock.

Mobo: AsRock G41M-VS3 Revision 2.0
CPU: Intel Q9650
Memory: DDR3 1333mhz (link below for more specs)
https://www.amazon.com/89Y9224-PC3-10600-DDR3-1333-Low-Halogen-PARTS-QUICK/dp/B00EVAWW7O
Power Supply: Thermaltake 600W
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4

The reason I really need help is that unlike my friends' mobo (Z97 board), I can't even find CPU Core Voltage ANYWHERE in Bios. What would be the best way to go about this to overclock? I can take pics of the different pages in the BIOS if necessary to help. Thank you for looking at this thread!
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Originally Posted by Mikeinike7 View Post

The motherboard is supposed to enable OC mode with the memory I have. I can change the FSB of the CPU, but am unable to do anything else
That's normal for a g41 chipset motherboard... They were never meant to overclock, some can, but most can't.
 
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