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Can someone tell me if my PC is ok with these settings please

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July 10, 2009 8:27:32 PM

i think i overclocked my cpu but im unsure if its safe.
in the bios i selected unlinked and set the cpu fsb 1750 and voltage 1.36 here is a ss can someone say if its safe to leave it like this or have i got a miss match? its the best i could do and keep the pc stable. i left the ram settings at 1333Mhz and only played with cpu

Mobo: Striker II Extreme /NSE 790i
CPU: Q9550
RAM: DDR3 1333Mhz
Big water 760i cpu cooler
HD: 250Gb
PSU: 700W

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July 11, 2009 3:50:19 AM

Yeah, your temperatures look good...and I think you're fine with the voltages because your computer runs pretty cool. Have you tested it with Prime95?
July 11, 2009 10:21:02 AM

Thanks for the info guy's i appreciate it.

I ran Prime95 over all cores for 10mins and it help at 100% and cpu temps were 59-63c

do you think i should lower the voltages a bit? if so what would you suggest i try?

I have never overclocked b4 so this is all new to me and i must admit its also a worry. so im grateful to your reassurance :) 
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July 11, 2009 10:51:47 AM

you should have been able to hit that clock speed with stock volts.
July 11, 2009 12:01:57 PM

I set the cpu volts to 1.15625 and pc would not boot so i tried 1.18125 and pc booted but bsod so i tried 1.22500 and 1.26250 and pc was ok but after running prime95 1 core stopped working after a 4min run so i set the volts to 1.28125 and ran prime95 and this was the result:

Would you say this was ok for me to run this pc everyday and play games on, im a heavy pc user so i will work it hard.
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July 13, 2009 7:25:20 AM

Those are some nice temps...really ;) 
July 13, 2009 8:27:00 AM

If you find that 3.8Ghz is good, you may want to stress test longer to ensure that the OC is stable. Usually I stress test for 6+ hours :lol: 
July 13, 2009 5:37:17 PM

First of all thanks for the reply's i appreciate ur help.

I just ran occt for a 1hr period and cpu temps were between 60-64c but on 59min all the core went from 100% to 0% and i don't know why :(  is this normal ?
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July 14, 2009 2:16:45 AM

Idk...I've never tried occt. Normally I use Prime95 for stress testing. And it works, after a while it gives errors if it's unstable.
July 14, 2009 5:46:58 AM

Use Prime95, I've used OCCT and find that Prime95 is easier to use.
July 14, 2009 1:23:01 PM

anyone know what the voltage maonitoring software is in the left of the OP's original picture?
July 14, 2009 6:31:02 PM

AKM880 said:
Use Prime95, I've used OCCT and find that Prime95 is easier to use.

I read this message to late as ive ran occt for 2hrs and i got good results.

all cores held at 100% and program said "test passed without errors" :)  thats 1.297vcpu 1790fsb max temps after 2hr run was 64c and cpu temp was 59c -64c

odd tho that in the bios i now have the cpu votage set to 1.297 yet in occt its reading 1.33 vcore.

ill run prime95 later and see if all is ok.

Thanks again guy's for all your great advice.


well on the right side Its asus pcprobe and came with my mobo on a cd.
July 14, 2009 6:51:11 PM

Err..yes...left, right never been a strong point lol!
Cheers, does it work on other boards does anyone know?
Thanks for that arty!
July 14, 2009 7:26:18 PM

I'm pretty sure Asus probe is only for Asus motherboards but I haven't tried it on a "non-Asus" board yet, lol.
July 14, 2009 10:09:21 PM

I was using prime 95 until I came across Intel Burn Test which is an interface made to simplify usage of Intel's linpack, the latter is said to be used by intel itself to stress-test the chips after production..IBT raised the temps more than P95 and showed my OCed CPU is unstable (I got BSOD within few minutes) inspite of running P95 for an hour without a problem..The short version: It stresses the whole system much more and shows errors much earlier..