Q9450 Tags: Overclocking Last response: February 24, 2009 12:12 AM in Overclocking Share pajama February 22, 2009 4:20:32 PM Please forgive the dumb questions, I am completely new to overclocking. I have the following components in my system: Motherboard - EVGA nForce 780i SLI,Socket 775 Power supply - 850 watts Micro - Q9450 Heatsink - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, Fan, Copper heatpipes 3072 MB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 low latency Graphics - 2 x 512MB EVGA GeForce 8800 GT DDR3 in SLI Would I have any issues overclocking to 3.0GHz on my system? If not do I just change the FSB? Thanks pajama More about : q9450 PatRaceTin February 23, 2009 12:20:00 AM u may need to add some vcore Nik_I February 23, 2009 12:26:12 AM i don't see any potential problems as long as you don't try to overclock too high. 3Ghz shouldn't be a problem. Related resources q9450 compatible motherboard - Forum Intel Core 2 Quad q9450 - nforce 780i mobo... NEED GPU UPGRADE HELP! - Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 overclock Temp fears!! - Forum Under clocked core 2 quad q9450 1.66ghz - Forum Q9450 overclocking help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pajama February 23, 2009 9:06:44 PM Nik_I said:i don't see any potential problems as long as you don't try to overclock too high. 3Ghz shouldn't be a problem. Thank you. I will let you know how it turns out. Onus a b K Overclocking February 24, 2009 12:12:58 AM My Q9450 went to 3.2 without a voltage bump. I thought that would be fairly easy, and it was. I don't think I have a need to go any farther with it. I just raised the FSB to 400 with an 8x multiplier. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest GPU for Q9450 without botlenecking Forum SolvedQ9650 vs Q9550 vs Q9450 performance? (crazy prices...) Forum E8600 or Q9450? The age old question, Dual Core or Quad Core? Forum SolvedBest Graphics Paired With Q9450 Forum SolvedQ9450 Socket 775, need a new GPU. Replace mobo + GPU or full build? Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 - 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Forum SolvedCore 2 quad Q9450 overclocking help Forum SolvedGoing from e5800 to q9450? Forum SolvedCPU overheating P5Q Deluxe Q9450 Forum SolvedOverclock Your Intel CPU q9450 Forum SolvedQ9450 temperature variations Forum Can't Overclock my q9450 Forum Q9450 to i52500k? Still worth the upgrade? Forum Do I waste my money if I get a R9 280X for a computer with Q9450? Forum GPU for q9450 @ 3.2GHz Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !