Q9550 Overclocking Advice

Hi Everyone :hello:

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?

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. And you may not be able to reach 4.0 GHz anyway.
  4. Thanks for the advice guys :D
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