hi i have q9550 @ 2.83GHz and currently i am runnin evga 660ftw but i think about changing into 770 once it comes out, if its under 500w psu requirement.
i will then need to OC my cpu for sure and i know following about overclocking on GA-EP43-UD3L from http://www.overclock.net/forum/newestpost/1118262
1. set pci to 100MHz
2. set ram to 400MHz as all my DDR2 rams are 5-5-5-18 1.8V 800MHz rams
i see problem with the system memory multipliers in bios (SPD). which one to choose 2.00D or 2.00B and whats difference?
i also dont wanna play at all with voltages either ram nor cpu.
i was reading many topics but it gets too complicated for me. i would like to increase fsb on my q9550 E0 from 333*8,5 to 400*8,5 so @ 3.4GHz while rams stay on 400MHz as they would not survive increasing from 400MHz
also what is most temperature for this procesor to OC to? I have brand new cooler master vortex plus cooler and i get 55 in BF3, 57 in Metro 2033 top temp on one of my cores, others are lower. before with stock cooler i had like 72 in games but it got for moments to 79 sometimes in benchmarks like sisoft sandra
and if i oc the cpu to 3.4GHz without voltage would it break my 500w psu (its bronze quality FSU fortron saga ii 82%) if the card is recommended for 500W psu?