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Intel Oveclocking

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December 13, 2012 3:56:20 PM

Hi,

Can you overclock an Intel Quad Core Q8400 2.6Ghz?

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December 13, 2012 5:22:58 PM

Generally, Yes. Socket 775 systems are great for overclocking. However, if your bios doesn't allow you to set a higher front-side-bus speed or voltage, it's likely the motherboard cheaped out on a voltage regulator module, which will probably limit your success if trying to use programs like setfsb after bootup. The fact that you're using a 45nm CPU should mean that even in the case of a weak VRM, you should still have headroom of amperage to overclock it, as the board was probably designed to be able to handle a 65nm quad as well.

However, you'll probably get a better answer if you give more information, such as brand/model computer or motherboard you're using.
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December 13, 2012 7:03:25 PM

OK i will do so at work at the moment so will let you know later on thanks for the info
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