Help on Overclocking!

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Skyline312
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Joined: 11/08/2009
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Need some help on overclocking. I tried to overclock on my own but got the rig to crash so I set it back to default. Don't wont to F my computer because I droped alot of money on it, for me atleast.

My setup.
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

It's at 2.8 right now I'd like it to be at 3.2 - 3.4.
Can you guys help me out on the OC?
Thanks.

nuginu
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When you overcloak your system, and it crashes it could be beacous you're not raising the volatages too. Me with my q6700 i got it to 3.5ghz but i had to raise the volatage of the core to 1.49, or it crashes. Try overlcoaking it to 3ghz than raise the voltages a bit. the max voltage you could run the your CPU while not taking huge chanses is about 1.5, and max temp is 71 degrees C according to intel.

Sorry for my bad english, if I need to clarafy tell me.

Skyline312
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Ok. So I raised my CPU from 2.8 to 3.4 (400x8.5) and adjusted my CPU Vcore voltage to 1.3. Now what about all the other voltages underneath that one do I leave them at auto? I also adjusted my system memory multiplayer to 2.00B to match my stock speed at 800Mhz. Anything else I might need to adjust? Also how do calculate the voltage to match the CPU speed, Is there a proper way to do so? I just put what I think is ok by going from the infomation nuginu gave me.

2Supra4U
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what the point is is to get as high OC as possible with the LOWEST voltage. So you will need to bit by bit raise your OC and if it wont boot or be stable rasie the voltage up a bit until its stable.

you will also need soemthing like Prime95 to test each OC to see if you system will be stable or if it will crash or freeze....if it does either you need more volts...if that dont work....then you probably reached your max OC...after that it may be cuz it too hot so youll also want to monitor your temps

nuginu
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Go with what 2SupraU told you as I am not the greatest at this -.-.