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Whats a Safe OC For my QX9650 with Corsair H100

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March 18, 2012 1:33:56 AM

Hi all,

Im pretty new to over clocking, i recently bought a Intel QX9650 and a Corsair H100 CPU water cooler with OC in mind.

Want to know what is a safe OC for my system. (I play a lot of games but mainly Age Of Empires and Reckoning)

Look forward to any feedback


System:

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-EXTREME

CPU: Intel Core 2 EXTREME QX9650 @ 3.00Ghz , (With Corsair H100 cooler)

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1G (With Artic Twin Turbo Pro Cooler)

RAM: Corsair 4 x 2G DDR2 1.8v (800Hz)



March 18, 2012 1:58:37 AM

I read that someone had his at 4.00Ghz, is that a run that for a week speed and your CPU is F$%* or would that be a safe speed? sorry if not making much sense very new to all this.
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March 18, 2012 1:59:20 AM

Well this is old but valid

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2404

The volts are way high though I would stick with 4.0 to 4.2 and call it a day.

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March 18, 2012 2:10:26 AM

cordie99 said:
Hi all,

Im pretty new to over clocking, i recently bought a Intel QX9650 and a Corsair H100 CPU water cooler with OC in mind.

Want to know what is a safe OC for my system. (I play a lot of games but mainly Age Of Empires and Reckoning)

Look forward to any feedback


System:

Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-EXTREME

CPU: Intel Core 2 EXTREME QX9650 @ 3.00Ghz , (With Corsair H100 cooler)

GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1G (With Artic Twin Turbo Pro Cooler)

RAM: Corsair 4 x 2G DDR2 1.8v (800Hz)


just keep your volts 1.45 or below and i personally dont like my chips going over 60c but some people are different, go for as much as you can get without raising significant volts because the extra 200 mhz isnt work losing the ability to have your cpu throttle itself at low loads not to mention the extra heat, noise and power use. i had a q9400 prior to my 2500k stock 2.66ghz my chip (everyone is different) was undervolted by .15 and overclocked to 3.4ghz and it run cooler,queiter and more efficiently than the stock settings to get 4ghz and higher with your chip you will probably have to disable the power saving features and to me thats not worth it
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March 18, 2012 2:37:29 AM

Oh wow I would simply go for broke, I'm ok with 72C and experienced no throttling at 3.8 ghz and that was stress testing but I must say performance between 3.6 and 3.8 wasn't noticable unless I was using memory intensive applications running the ram 1:1 Shoot for 4.5 settle for 4.2 The Ram will likely be the limiting factor at 800mhz



Oh yeah I was use a Lapped Q6600 G0 CM 212+ with Patriot viper extreme 1066mhz well it's all in my config.
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March 18, 2012 4:33:28 AM

Should i up the FSB?? at the moment it is running at 333Mhz. or OC the CPU and leave the FSB alone?
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March 18, 2012 9:16:23 PM

I have no experience overclocking extreme models. I like my ram running high since my bus is running high. I will suggest keeping your ram running withing spec 800mhz if you plan to overclock the front side bus as well as the multiplier I would suggest keeping the FSB no higher than 400mhz but you could likely achieve a 400mhz fsbx10 multiplier but it could be achieved with 333mhz fsbx12.

My GB EP45-ud3r is great with high bus speeds so I'm sure your board will be better. I would suggest trying higher voltage ( do not exceed 1.375Vcore for the 45 nm perryn) test for stability and slowly back the voltage down or up as needed.
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March 20, 2012 9:23:10 AM

spentshells said:
I have no experience overclocking extreme models. I like my ram running high since my bus is running high. I will suggest keeping your ram running withing spec 800mhz if you plan to overclock the front side bus as well as the multiplier I would suggest keeping the FSB no higher than 400mhz but you could likely achieve a 400mhz fsbx10 multiplier but it could be achieved with 333mhz fsbx12.

My GB EP45-ud3r is great with high bus speeds so I'm sure your board will be better. I would suggest trying higher voltage ( do not exceed 1.375Vcore for the 45 nm perryn) test for stability and slowly back the voltage down or up as needed.



my q9400 was happy to run 425fsb all day every day undervolted and thats a seriously lower binned product
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March 23, 2012 10:38:51 PM

As long as the price was right it's still a much better buy than anything AMD is selling right now sadly.
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March 23, 2012 11:56:17 PM

Had the motherboard for awhile now and got the cpu for $200 a month ago, the motherboard is 775 and this cpu is probs best i can get for 775.
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