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Windows 7: over clocking my Q9550

02 Jun 2010   #11
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

well it worked for me thank you i had to set me ram up a little different cuz i have the 1066 i set my memory with a 400Mhz base with a 2.66D Multiplier at it works great it even razed my windows 7 rating index from 7.3 for CPU and Ram and noew its 7.4 for both then agian FSB went from 1333 to 1600 but this board is rated for up to 1600 FSB

thank you agian for you help pparks1 i totally forgot i could change the CPU multiplier lower


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02 Jun 2010   #12
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

THANK YOU pparks1 400x8.0=3.20 with 1066 Ram
MB Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.)
Robust Graphics Booster Turbo
CPU Clock Ratio 8x
Fine CPU Clock Ratio +0.0
Under Clock Chip Control
CPU Host Clock Control Enabled
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) 400
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) 100
DRAM Performance Control
Performance Enhance Turbo
(G)MCH Frequency Latch 400
System Memory Multiplier 2.66D
Memory Frequency (Mhz) 1066
DRAM Timing Selectable Manual
CAS Latency Time 5
tRCD 5
tRP 5
tRAS 15
Mother Board Voltage Control
Load Line Calibration Enabled
CPU VCore 1.27500V
DRAM Voltage 2.100V
Advanced Bios Features
CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) Disabled
CPU EIST Function Disabled
Init Display First PEG
Integrated Peripherals
SATA RAID/AHCI Mode Enabled
USB Keyboard Function Enabled
USB Mouse Function Enabled
USB Storage Function Enabled
Power Management
HPET Mode 64-bit Mode
PC Health
CPU Warning Temperature 60 C/140 F
CPU FAN Fail Warning Enabled
Fan Fail Warning Enabled if you see RPM Speed
CPU Smart FAN Control Disabled

Status: STABLE
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03 Jun 2010   #13
Tweek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
ok so im board i i want something to do so this is what im doing i have a Q9550 and what i did is i loaded my fail safe bios setting then i turned off all power saving stuff and set all things that im planing on playing with to manual fallowing is a list of hardwear that im working with

CPU Intel Core2Quad Q9550 12 MB L2 Cache SLB8V
sSpec Number: SLB8 VPackage Type: LGA775
CPU Speed: 2.83 GHz Manufacturing Technology: 45 nm
PCG: 05A Core Stepping: E0
Bus Speed: 1333 MHz CPUID String: 1067Ah
Bus/Core Ratio: 8.5 Thermal Design Power: 95W
L2 Cache Size: 12 MB Thermal Specification: 71.4°C
L2 Cache Speed: 2.83 GHz VID Voltage Range: 0.85V – 1.3625V

Motherboard Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6 Bios Version FE up to 1600 Front side bus
Ram Patriot Viper II 2X2GB Memory PV224G8500ELKB 1066
Power Supply Ultra LSP750 750 Watt
Fans CoolMaster V-8 CPU Cooler 69.69 CFM

CPU data from Intel Website


i will be posting my settings and if its stable or not and please if you know anything about what im doing please help cuz its my first time also please check back from time to time i will post question if im stuck which im sure wont be to long
I'm running 3.41Ghz, I'll have to post you all my stats here in a bit...
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03 Jun 2010   #14
archie123

Win 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

what stepping is it? if its an E0 your in luck , i got my mates up tp 4gig (4037) stable 1.4v , but you'll need custom cooling its a cracking cpu
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03 Jun 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cooling is always the concern when you go a lot higher. For me, I just as soon stick with the stock cooling and that is why I run with a very minor overclock on my Q9550 ( I went from 2.83ghz to 3.20).

I got my Q9550(2.83Ghz) at the time for $209 and the Q9650 (3.0Ghz) was $329. So, rather than spend the extra $120...I simply put a minor overclock on my CPU...and am now 200Mhz faster than the Q9650 without any extra cooling or without any voltages changes. And that freed up $120 which I could use on other components which I also needed at the time.
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03 Jun 2010   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

When it comes to Quad core processors 4 Ghz + is the real deal as far as overclocking goes. The Q9650 can easily achieve this but getting it completely 100 percent Prime Blend stable for 10+
hours can be a real chore on just about any board.

I managed 4.275 GHz Prime Blend stable with mine, the heat was in check but the required voltages, both chipset and CPU were a bit high for my taste.

The 4.05Ghz setting with 1800QDR using the 4:3 divider and 9X 450 FSB with my old fashioned yet highly functional GSkill pc9600 DDR2 memory not even overclocked at 1200MHz seems to be just right. No need to go i7 with a system this fast.

With better cooling the Q9550 can easily and safely go to 3.8Ghz but it does help to get Ram that can keep up with the overclock and get away from the 2:1 divider which isn't always the way to go.
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04 Jun 2010   #17
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

id like to see your stats and how you set up your bios's

yes my CPU is an E0 at least thats what it says on box

i would say im running above stock cooling - im still air cooled but with a coolmaster v-8 69.69 CFM fan and the mas of cooler i think im good i did do Prime 95 for almost 20 hours on this computer at the OC speed of 3.2 and i kept hitting 50 C i didnt like the little fire symbol that speedfan puts up so i stopped it

i got this right when i7 where coming out my buddy tried to get me into a i7 but it would have been 30.00 more and that was a deal breaker for new PC hell the woman bitched to high haven when she found out i spent 600.00 on all the parts LOL

Check out my profile i have photos about rig in there
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04 Jun 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FCVPI99 View Post
i would say im running above stock cooling - im still air cooled but with a coolmaster v-8 69.69 CFM fan and the mas of cooler i think im good i did do Prime 95 for almost 20 hours on this computer at the OC speed of 3.2 and i kept hitting 50 C i didnt like the little fire symbol that speedfan puts up so i stopped it
50 C is not really all that hot for the Q9550. The thermal spec from Intel says 71.4C for this processor. IntelĀ® Coreā„¢2 Quad Processor Q9550 - SLB8V

Mine usually runs around 60 when I am maxed out and it's within spec and I haven't had any issues. I run in mid to low 30's at idle.


In looking at your pics in your profile...you need a different case.
  • With the side off, your cooling is negatively impacted. Your fans work better when they channel the air through the case...and that gets screwed up with the side off. But since your cooler is too big, you cannot put the side back on
  • Your wiring is choking up quite a bit of room in the case and impeding air flow. If you look at the pic in my sig block, you will see that I have much more room, my power supply is isolated off by itself in the bottom of the case and I have very few wires interfering with air flow.
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04 Jun 2010   #19
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

im getting a cool master HAF X as soon as they hit the stores
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04 Jun 2010   #20
FCVPI99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

if i OC any more i think it will screw with my ram settings i got ti work at 1066 any other OC its always been off 1120 12something and so on stuff like that im canda mad windows is ready it as 3400 and not 3200 anal compulsive much -- yes
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