Hi. I am buying a new computer tomorrow with a Q9450 and an Asus Rampage motherboard. I am hoping to overclock it to around 3.2 to 3.6ghz, and it will be my first time overclocking a computer.
I read the guide here about overclocking quad cores and I have a basic understanding about voltages, but there are some things I don't understand. From the guide, I got that voltages can be classified as...
1) CPU Voltage
2) Northbridge Voltage
3) Southbridge Voltage
4) RAM Voltage
5) FSB Termination voltage
I downloaded the asus rampage motherboard manual and found all these voltage settings, but the motherboard also has...
A) CPU PLL Voltage
B) SB 1.5V Voltage
Does anyone know what CPU PLL and SB 1.5v Voltage are? Should I leave these on AUTO, or hold them constant at the stock voltage setting when attempting to overclock?
PS. Please correct me if anything I said was wrong. Like I said, I'm a newbie.
Nope. Thats the Rating. Overclocking takes you beyond the rating. However, its mush better to start with a board that fully supports 400 FSB, because you are pretty much handed the ability to go over it. While a 333 FSB board may only OC to 400 FSB.
Anyways, the standards, mean it supports a 400 FSB chip. (The new QX7700s, for instance, are 400 FSB)