cpu overclock q9550 noob question Tags: Overclocking CPUs Last response: October 23, 2008 3:15 PM in Overclocking Share teeyay October 19, 2008 5:26:06 PM hello all Im new to the forum but I have been reading them for quite some time, with that said heres my setup followed by my noob question. intel core 2 q9550 stock 2.83 ghz coolermaster hyper 600r cpu cooler with 2x 125mm 2000 rpm fans and one 125mm exhaust fan 2000rpm xfx nforce 709I ultra motherboard 2x evga geforce gtx 280 running sli 4 gb patriot 1066 pc3 ddr3 memory 2x wd velociraptor hd (300 gb each) coolmax 1200 watt psu lg blu-ray writer pheonix award bios ok now, my question is to safely overclock my cpu to 3.4 ghz what would the parameters or settings that I would need to do in bios?? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Ive read the oc guide but Im a little nervous to just apply that myself, so if anyone has a similar setup or the same cpu oc'ed to 3.4 ghz. thanks soo much More about : cpu overclock q9550 noob question xnem3s1sx October 19, 2008 5:44:28 PM The settings needed to overclock a CPU vary from CPU to CPU, even with the same processor, so look for a tutorial, because its unlikely someone else's settings will work for you. br3nd064 October 21, 2008 2:50:52 AM I'd just raise the fsb to 400mhz and you may have to raise the NB voltage a little. I don't know the exact vcore you'll need, so you'll have to find that yourself. Related resources My cpu is cold but when I overclock I get the bsod (noob question) - Forum NOOB CPU Overclock Question...... - Forum Noob Overclocking Questions- Airflow, OCing GPU and CPU 955BE, HIS 5850 - Forum Help a noob overclock the Q9550 - Forum Overclocking an i5 750 CPU nOOb Question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer teeyay October 22, 2008 8:01:31 AM thanks a lot antiacid October 23, 2008 3:15:29 PM don't forget to report back with your highest stable fsb / clock / voltage Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuestion about installing CPU in motherboard (noob) Forum SolvedNoob question about cpu and motherboard Forum SolvedNoob question regarding overclocking, Hackintosh and updating the BIOS Forum SolvedNoob: question How to overclock on a Maximus V formula? Forum SolvedI overclocked my intel core 2 quad Q9550 from 2.83 GHz to 3.2 Ghz. Would that greatly reduce the life expectancy of the cpu? Forum SolvedNoob CPU question/help Forum SolvedNoob to overclocking, Regarding CPU voltage fx 9370 Forum SolvedNoob Overclocking Question Forum SolvedNOOB Question: Running the cpu at maximum speed at all time Forum Really noob question about cpu repaste Forum SolvedNoob questions about CPU/GPU Forum SolvedQuestion about cpu temps and suggested overclock for amd fx 6350 black box Forum SolvedNoob question about CPU 1155 socket pins Forum Cpu overclocking noob Forum SolvedNoob question about CPU cooling Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !