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OC my Q9550

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May 8, 2010 9:18:44 PM

Right. So I've got me a brand new Q9550 from Microcenter.

here are specs:

Case: Storm Sniper Cooler Master

Cooler: Corsair H50 Liquid cooler. (Preforms like High-End air cooler)

Paste: IC Diamond 24 carrot Thermal Compound. (Rapes AS5 by like 3 C)

Mobo: Asus X48 Rampage Fourmala DDR2.

What Settings should i use to get the best safe Oc I can?

EDIT: Posted this in Overclocking, and everyobdy there is ingoring this post/nobod goes there!

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May 8, 2010 9:52:52 PM

People are probably ignoring it as it has been asked a million times already, probably by myself.

Do as zenthar says. Although my system doesn't overclock much more than what it is at, perhaps ram, perhaps just the chip I don't know.

Good luck.
May 8, 2010 10:04:55 PM

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May 8, 2010 11:06:12 PM

Max safe voltage specified by intel (1.36v I think?) while under max safe temps specified by intel (72c I think?), then up the FSB until unstable (assuming your RAM keeps up). :) 

I got lucky with my low volt 3.8. I get right around 50c under 100% load, and it creeps up to 55c after a month or so until I clean it again.

As long as you keep it cool you'll have a long lasting, ass kicking CPU. :) 

Q9550 rocks, and once OCed you have a better gamer than anything [OC]AMD (except maybe the X6s on BFBC2 hehe).

I'd use whatever settings keep you at a decent temp (I wouldn't go over 65c under 100% load, remember games usually won't get you to 100% so you probably won't hit this temp while gaming). The settings you achieve will matter mostly on your cooling, as long as you aren't limited by your other hardware (mobo/ram).
May 9, 2010 12:02:45 AM


Will try 4.0 at 1.3V