Q9450 + MSI x48

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zanast
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Hi, could you guys help me out on overclocking my system?
Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
2GB DDR3 RAM (yeah i know not a lot but it still does the job lol)
MSI X48
GTX 280
Seagate 500GB
psu coolermaster realpower 700 or 750w cant remember.

Pictures of bios:

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/2294/bios2e.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img407/368/bios1r.jpg

THANKS! ;]

eire1274
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I'd recommend checking MSI's forum. There are a number of OC guides for this board.

http://forum-en.msi.com

Nick McDermott

zanast
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no one has any tips?

SkullAbyss
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From my personal experiance. I would recommend having very good air flow in the case, good after market cooler, and keep the voltage as low as possible. What cooler are you running by the way?

zanast
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can you just tell me what settings to put? lol. i have a coolermaster hyper 212 plus or something like that, temps are prettyyy good and i have lots of airflow. i think thats not a problem.

Razear
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It's difficult to tell you a list of settings because each system is configured differently. Additionally, since CPU batches can differ quite a bit, not all chips will overclock the same. You need to test it incrementally by slowly increasing voltages with trial and error until you reach the threshold.

zanast
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can you tell me the meanings of all those different kinds of voltages?

Razear
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Eire posted a link to the MSI forum. You should be able to find sufficient aid from there because overclockers on that forum will have the same motherboard.