Hello, I just got a QX9650 extreme cpu I use the Asus P5E3 premium board if someone uses this set up can you please help me by giving my the bios settings so I can get around 3.5ghz out of it please. I would really appreciate the help. Thank you.
The QX9650 has an unlocked multiplier. Its default multi is 9 X 333.33 = 2.999 or 3.0GHZ rounded off. So with everything set to auto you will run at 3.0GHZ.
I do not have your M/BD but you should be able to get a 9.5 - 10 multi on auto. That would = 3166MHZ and 3333.3MHZ before you would probably need to raise your Vc.
You would also need to monitor your CPU temps at this point as 64.5 is about as high as this CPU is rated for. You would need to raise that multiplier to 10.5 to achieve a 3.5GHZ OC.
Good luck and I hope that helps you.