Q9400 And Overclocking?? Tags: Heatsinks Overclocking Cooling CPUs Product Last response: February 14, 2010 3:57 PM in Overclocking Share TehFionnster February 13, 2010 7:19:05 PM Guys.. I have absolutely no experience in OC'ing so im just wondering is the Q9400 good for OC'ing with stock cooler also any advice on which cpu cooler to purchase would be helpful Thanks More about : q9400 overclocking JohnnyLucky a b K Overclocking a b à CPUs February 13, 2010 9:31:23 PM For overclocking it is advisable to replace the stock cpu heatsink with a third party heatsink. Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets. AlienIsGOD February 13, 2010 9:41:34 PM i got a q9450 which is the same but 2 x the cache. I got a CoolerMaster 40 dollar HSF on it and i can take it to 3.4 stable 24/7. Thats a bit conservative OC but i dont like where the temps go after 3.4 ghz. Related resources Overclocking Core 2 Quad Q9400 - Forum Overclocking Core2Quad Q9400 - Forum Help me overclock my q9400 on a Hyper 212+ - Forum Q9400 overclocking , can't get it stable - Forum Overclocking q9400 build help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Keiki646 February 14, 2010 2:55:48 AM TehFionnster said:Guys.. I have absolutely no experience in OC'ing so im just wondering is the Q9400 good for OC'ing with stock cooler also any advice on which cpu cooler to purchase would be helpful Thanks It's best you you can buy an very good aftermarket Heatsink and fan I would go for something like a Zalman CPNS9700. here is a link for it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019 I overclock my new i5 750 CPU chip from 2.66ghz to 3.8ghz you can check out my video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jsRlhA3xSo and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQsrDYiFptE TehFionnster February 14, 2010 8:30:00 AM ive been researching and it seems that a good OC with stock fan would be 2.8Ghz it would run pretty stable it seems any advice or feedback? jsc a c 197 K Overclocking a c 172 à CPUs February 14, 2010 10:32:29 AM Keiki646 said:It's best you you can buy an very good aftermarket Heatsink and fan I would go for something like a Zalman CPNS9700. Zalman's are overpriced for their performance. Here are three under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular: Sunbeam http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Xigmatec Dark Knight http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound. Suggestions for applying thermal compound: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten... And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case. Gingerbread February 14, 2010 11:17:29 AM I agree with jsc. Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is probably the best. I am using it and I got my Q9400 to a stable 3.6Ghz. Keiki646 February 14, 2010 3:57:13 PM Gingerbread said:I agree with jsc. Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is probably the best. I am using it and I got my Q9400 to a stable 3.6Ghz. Yes I also agree with the both of you as well. I was going to get the Cooler Master hyper or the Xigmatek but I change my mind and when with some best for my system and it works excellent. Overclocking it from i5 750 2.66ghz to 3.83ghz stable in temps are are 35C idle - 49C load is what i am looking for in a cooler. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumInspiron545 q9400 overclocking ? ForumQ9400 Overclocking - not so bad ForumQ9400 Overclocking temps ForumHow do you Overclocking Intel Quad Core Q9400 CPU ForumPlease help With the overclocking of a Q9400 ForumOverclocking Q9400 for first time ForumQ6600 vs Q9400 at overclocking ForumOverclocking Q9400 ForumOverclocking a q9400 with g33 Moatherboard ForumQ9400 Overclocking - Quick Temperature Question ForumProblems Overclocking Q9400 ForumAre there pulsatile pumps? ForumOverclocking Memory Issue Forum[Solved] Core i5 overclocking confusion ForumNew to Overclocking! Please help! More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !