Help with OC'ing Q9550/Rampage Formula Tags: Intel Overclocking Last response: November 1, 2009 6:54 PM in Overclocking Share phytoplankton November 1, 2009 3:59:27 PM I'm still rather confused about what changes I have to make to the default BIOS. I'm using watercooling for my CPU (and GPU) so I don't worry about heat to much. So far I've got: - FSB speed - CPU external clock multiplier - Memory timing Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996580 More about : ing q9550 rampage formula phytoplankton November 1, 2009 4:18:23 PM Allow me to think out loud here FSB: I have DDR2 800 Dual Channel RAM so I should run up to 400 MHz FSB whilst the MoBo supports 400 MHz (=1600/4), the CPU is set to 333 MHz (=1333/4) as standart but should run 400 MHz just fine phytoplankton November 1, 2009 4:38:01 PM The CPU external clock multiplier is locked at 8.5 so if I'm going beyond 8.5 x 400 MHZ = 3.4 GHz I'll have to push the FSB beyond 400 MHZ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer phytoplankton November 1, 2009 6:54:31 PM So I checked the BIOS and it lets me choose a FSB from 200-800 MHz but I can't choose the voltage. Is the voltage regulated automatically to meet the power needs of the system settings or am I missing something? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help with OCing E8500, Asust Striker Formula Forum Need help ocing, maximus formula Q6600 G0 Forum SolvedMSI 990FXA-GD80V2 or ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z for gaming and oc'ing Forum Problem with OCing i7 4770k with Asus Maximus VI Formula and Noctua NH D14 Forum SolvedWhich Graphics card for an old Maximus 2 Formula? Help Please! Forum SolvedExcel Formula Help Forum SolvedHelp with OC'ing Forum SolvedSome help with OC'ing. (FX-8350 & H80i). Forum SolvedNewbie[HELP] compatible RAM for crosshair v formula-z? Forum Solvedoverclocking core i7-4770k on maximus formula vi - help? temps? Forum SolvedHelp with Thermaltake Level 10 GT Watercooling with Cooler Master Glacer 240l and Asus Maximus VI Formula Forum SolvedAsus Crosshair V Formula Help Forum Solvedhelp please? hd 7870 voltage over limit 1.368 mV without OCing it Forum SolvedHelp OCing FX 6350 Forum SolvedNeed HELP Oc'ing AMD FX-6100 !!! Forum SolvedOCing Help guys. Forum SolvedNeed some help with OC'ing w/ i5-4670k and MSI Z87-G43 Forum SolvedAsus crosshair V formula-Z Mobo compatibility. Please, I need help. Forum SolvedHelp figuring out if an ASUS Maximus VI Formula will fit in Case Forum SolvedAsus Maximus VI Formula HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !