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December 15, 2008 4:07:02 AM

hey everyone i am a noob on overclocking and i read some of the stickies in the forum but i still feel uncomfy doing it can someone help me step by step oh how to overclock my cpu


my computer is intel q9550
4 gig balistic
corsair 750w power supply
sapphire 4870x2
vista home premiem 64
thermaltake cpu sink

any help or suggestions would be appreciated

thanks

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December 15, 2008 4:41:44 AM

all CPU's are different so there are no guarantees a setting on one computer will work perfectly for another, but you didn't list the most important aspect of OC-ing, the MOBO!

list your mobo and then maybe we could help you.
December 15, 2008 12:18:41 PM

yep, what is your mobo?
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December 15, 2008 1:00:39 PM

sorry my fault i got an asus p5q-e mobo
December 15, 2008 1:14:14 PM

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I'm a complete noob too but found the guide at the top to be more than enough, that and tinkering and even i could bump up my proc a few notches.


LOL - Profile:Forum Master ;) 

But you are correct the stickies should give you all the information you need. just raise the FSB and keep you memory around 800.
Read the manual of your asus to find the settings, but asus are a real easy mobo for overclocking.
December 15, 2008 1:47:50 PM

m_silkstone said:
LOL - Profile:Forum Master ;) 

But you are correct the stickies should give you all the information you need. just raise the FSB and keep you memory around 800.
Read the manual of your asus to find the settings, but asus are a real easy mobo for overclocking.

i agree. raise the FSB to around 300 and keep risiing from there until you run into unstability. i recomend downloading Prime95 and running the torture test whenever you overclock. try keeping the voltages as low as you can though. thermaltake CPU cooler does not narrow things down btw ;) 
December 15, 2008 2:29:59 PM

rambo117 said:
i agree. raise the FSB to around 300 and keep risiing from there until you run into unstability.

the Q9550 is a 333fsb stock processor. why would he take it down to 300?

@ OP - as i'm sure you've read in the sticky, generally to OC - go into your bios. turn off setting C1E, and EIST (speedstep), keep your multiplier at 8.5x and raise the FSB higher than 333. start out low first to maybe 350 -> 380 -> 400.

download Prime95, Real Temp, CoreTemp, CPU-Z

with a FSB 400 or lower, most of the time, the only thing you might need to raise if the Vcore. don't exceed 1.36v but you won't have to for a 400fsb OC. try 1.25-1.26 initially, the lower it is stable at, the better.

on prime95 - do a SMALL FFTs test for 12 hours to enjoy stability. also "round off checking" in the advanced menu. good luck
December 15, 2008 2:33:36 PM

ohh, sorry. i dont have much experience with intel OCing. but the poster above me sounds like he knows what hes doing. i thought that the FSB was 266.. never mind me though, continue OCing:D 
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