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Overclocking Q9400 to 3.6GHz - Max Voltage??

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Hi Everyone,

I just installed installed a Q9400 into my DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS mobo, and added a Xigmatek HDT cooler (with MX-2 thermal compound).

I can get to 3.2GHz no problem with ridiculously low temps and not much voltage.

But my goal is 3.6GHz.

So I jumped right to 450FSB (I know, I shouldn't do that). And then slowly increased the voltage. Now I am up to 1.312V for the core volatage (I am using a 333/667 ratio for the memory to keep it at 900MHz at 2.0V).

Is 1.312V too high? Intel says it can go up to 1.3625V, but this still seems high. Should I be adjusting other voltages?

Thanks in advance!
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Thats fine. Keep in mind, the vcore set in BIOS is a high mark. With standard vdroop, the vcore delivered to the CPU is a bit lower. So, even if you set the vcore in the BIOS to run the CPU at 1.3625v, chances are the CPU would still be running under the max recommended vcore as per Intel.
 
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