Overclocking a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Tags: Overclocking Core Intel RAM CPUs Quad Last response: June 28, 2013 1:27 PM in Overclocking Share Kyle DeGonge June 27, 2013 6:24:56 PM so ive come to realize that my cpu is being a bit of a bottleneck to my system i recently got a GTX650TI 2gbOC and its cant reach its max potential because of my cpu [and ram also]. Specs: psu-600W dual 12v rails cpu- Q8300 2.5ghz gpu- asus gtx650ti 2gbOC motherboard- i wish i new [gateway sx2802-03 model] G43 socket ram- 6gb 800mhz ddr2 temps: cpu: 40C [idle] 60C [max] gpu: 30C [idle] 55C [max] i know that my ram is going to limit the OCing capabilities but if i could get a little more umph out of the cpu that would be nice More about : overclocking intel core quad q8300 Tradesman1 a c 400 K Overclocking a c 251 å Intel a c 594 à CPUs June 27, 2013 7:09:37 PM To OC your CPU, you normally raise the FSB i.e. from 1333 to 1600 or whatever, but if Gateway, imagine it's a locked BIOS, so can't m 0 l KnowItAll June 27, 2013 7:17:03 PM The ram has nothing to do with overclocking. The motherboard is your limiting factor and the cpu isn't known for much overclocking, maybe a couple hundred mhz, but most pre-builts have locked bios so you out of luck there. m 0 l Related resources Overclocking Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 - Forum Overclocking intel core 2 quad Q8300 @ 2.5GHz on a dell XPS 630i - Forum GTX 650 and Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.5GHz? - Forum Will the gtx750 ti be bottlenecked by the Intel core 2 quad Q8300 - Forum fan requirement for intel core2quad q8300 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer schmuckley a b K Overclocking a b à CPUs June 27, 2013 7:18:26 PM You might could download Setfsb and overclock a little..not really much..20 fsb or so. m 0 l Tradesman1 a c 400 K Overclocking a c 251 å Intel a c 594 à CPUs June 27, 2013 7:20:18 PM Or look for a different socket 775 mobo, actually the 8300 was/is a good OCer m 0 l schmuckley a b K Overclocking a b à CPUs June 28, 2013 1:27:53 PM If that q8300 is a Yorkfield;It should overclock pretty good. You'd need a p35/p45/x38/x48 775 mobo though. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUsing a 7790 with Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300 CPU? good or bad? Forum Overclocking core2quad q8300 settings help Forum SolvedIntel Core 2 Quad Q8300 vs AMD Phenom II Triple CoreP840 Forum SolvedIntel core2 quad q8300 versus amd x4 quad core 620 Forum i have a intel core 2 quad Q8300 processor whether it will support 8GB DDR3 Ram Forum Piledriver FX 6300 black edition vs Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 Forum How hot is 'too hot' for my CPU / mb? (Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 ) Forum CPU temp issues on Intel Quad 2 Core Q8300. Forum SolvedMy Q8300 core2quad... badly needed an advise to overclock Forum Intel core 2 quad Q8300 temp Forum Compaq CQ5306uk Desktop Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Forum CPU-Z Core Speed for Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300? Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 or Intel Core i3 Forum Will the intel core 2 quad q8300 2 5ghz lga 775 95w desktop prossor work with th Forum Intel core 2quad q8300 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !