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Q9550 E0, 3.740ghz 1.12vcore, Good OC?

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February 2, 2010 3:25:01 AM

I have overclocked my Q9550 E0 to 3740mhz, 440x8.5 with all settings left at auto except the vcore is set to 1.12 in the bios, do you think this is fine for a 24/7 OC? temps are 30c idle and 58/58/60/58 C load. I didn't bother changing NBcore or anything like that, is this okay to do? and a good OC?
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February 2, 2010 3:33:11 AM

That is a great overclock my friend! I would push it a little further if i were you, but that is a perfectly fine overclock at an even better voltage.
February 2, 2010 3:39:55 AM

So it is fine to leave all my other settings on auto? Like the NBcore, SBcore, GLL and PLL settings?

My DDR2 800 is overclocked to 900mhz, all settings on auto tho.
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February 2, 2010 4:11:14 AM
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While i would love to see you get into changing more settings with that nice cpu you have, the truth of the matter is, it will do no harm to leave those settings on auto. I would check just to make sure they do not overvolt themselves (in the pc health section of bios) but i doubt they will even raise the voltage above stock.
February 2, 2010 4:41:10 AM

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February 2, 2010 4:43:47 AM

overshocked said:
While i would love to see you get into changing more settings with that nice cpu you have, the truth of the matter is, it will do no harm to leave those settings on auto. I would check just to make sure they do not overvolt themselves (in the pc health section of bios) but i doubt they will even raise the voltage above stock.


Thank you for your help overshocked, i decided to leave it at 3740 mhz, seeing as i do not gain anything really after that point, it will mostly be up to my gpu now (gtx 260), but i managed to get it stable at 1.096 vcore :wahoo:  So i'm going to leave it at that. temps 58/58/60/59 max, 28/28/32/30 C idle
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February 2, 2010 4:54:38 AM

WoW dude! nice overclock. Im surprised you dont try to go higher!
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February 2, 2010 3:27:14 PM

Wicky Woo, are you using the Stock Intel cooler that came with the CPU? Those Load temps seem a little high for that VCore setting...
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February 2, 2010 3:50:34 PM

I agree but they are well within specs
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February 2, 2010 5:48:27 PM

Indeed, they are definately within reason, i was just going to suggest a better aftermarket HS/F for better OC potential :) 
February 2, 2010 7:59:59 PM

jonpaul37 said:
Wicky Woo, are you using the Stock Intel cooler that came with the CPU? Those Load temps seem a little high for that VCore setting...


No i'm using the Scythe Katana II with AS-5, but im going to the store today to pick up a hyper 212 plus and an extra fan :) 
Those temps are with tjmax at 100c also, i hear some people sayings its actually 95c tho..
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