Q9550 Overclocking Advice Tags: CPUs Overclocking Last response: May 31, 2010 12:11 AM in Overclocking Share fpsdominator May 30, 2010 5:00:46 AM Hi Everyone Here are the main components of my system... CPU: Intel Q9550 E0 Mobo: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 RAM: Patriot Viper 2x2 DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15 GPU: EVGA GTX260 55nm SC @ (Core 700, Memory 2400, Shader 1500) My Q9550 is currently running at 3.4 ghz with all stock voltages. But I am want a boost in FPS for gaming. Would it be worth it to overclock my q9550 to 4.0 ghz? And what would you say is the maximum vcore you could set for day to day gaming? Thanks More about : q9550 overclocking advice Lmeow a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking May 30, 2010 6:26:04 AM On Intel's site the absolute safe voltage is 1.3625V, which is what would be safe for day to day usage. Also, the max temp is 71.4°C, I suggest you don't go above 65°C, full load Prime 95 if possible. 4745454b a c 87 à CPUs a b K Overclocking May 30, 2010 7:15:06 AM I wouldn't bother OCing the CPU for a boost in gaming. You already have a quad at 3.4GHz, anything more isn't going to give you much of a boost. Try OCing the GTX260, or get something better. Related resources Overclocking advice for Intel Q9550 - Forum Overclocking Q9550 on Asus P5E-VM DO - Forum need help overclocking a q9550 on a XFX nForce 780i 3-Way SLI - Forum MSI G41M-P23 + Q9550 Overclocking - Forum Overclocking Q9550 with 8 G.B. Ram on Ep45T-UD3R - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a c 172 à CPUs a c 197 K Overclocking May 30, 2010 1:16:36 PM And you may not be able to reach 4.0 GHz anyway. fpsdominator May 31, 2010 12:11:23 AM Thanks for the advice guys Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Overclocking Q9550 to 3.8ghz/4.0ghz Forum SolvedWhat settings for overclocking my Q9550 to 3.2 or 3.4? Forum SolvedQ9550 Stepping Overclocking Difference Forum SolvedQ9550 Overclocking,tempature, problems. Forum SolvedI overclocked my intel core 2 quad Q9550 from 2.83 GHz to 3.2 Ghz. Would that greatly reduce the life expectancy of the cpu? Forum Q9550 OC Advice Forum Overclocking a Q9550 to 3.4 Ghz Forum Overclock Intel2Quad Q9550 Forum Overclocking q9550 softwarebased Forum ASROCK G31M-GS R2.0 overclocking q9550 Forum Intel core 2 quad q9550 overclocking problems Forum Overclocking Intel Q9550 and maybe other hardware Forum SolvedKeep failing on trying to overclock a Q9550 Forum Intel DP45SG and Q9550 overclocking won't boot Forum 1st time overclocking, Q9550 with 8 GB RAM Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !