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Thread: QX9650 4.02Ghz Air Cooled Good Standing ?

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    Josh's Avatar QX9650 @ 4.02Ghz
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    Right so ive been overclocking my Extreme Quad a little bit:

    Standard Clock:


    Overclocked:


    This is on a stock cooler on a Abit IP35 Pro with 4GB of OCZ 800Mhz DDR2 so dont laugh too much

    Yes 75'C is high but its stable and running games like crysis just perfectly should i go more on air cooled any tips ?
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    Mate, you should definitely buy a better cooler. To be on the safe side at least.

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    Josh's Avatar QX9650 @ 4.02Ghz
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    Watercooling soon i just wanted to see how it ran air cooled on stock cooler

    Its back to standard clock at the moment as i dont want to run it that hot

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    While you're waiting for the watercooling it might be interesting to play with the FSB/multiplier ratio and see what happens.
    Say, try 400 x 7.5 (which still keeps you at 3GHz) and run a few benchmarks.

    Sometimes the higher FSB will trump a lower FSB and higher frequency.

    That seems to be quite a nice chip.
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    It ran 2 degrees lower and stable its set on that now and seems to be working just fine

    Im new to overclocking so need advice on memory and things like that and safe settings
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    Once you get past stock there are no "safe" settings.

    When OCing pay less attention to the speed and more to the performance.
    Use something like the Everest memory bandwidth and winRAR test to see how your performance changes with different combos.
    Once you discover the highest FSB/memory divider that works, then try upping the multiplier and see if it will run faster.
    This is when you'll probably have to increase the voltage to the chip (and possibly other components as well) and that's when heat will become a factor.

    See this more more specific info and good luck.
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    Right so at FSB Clock at 400Mhz x 8.5 Multiplier so 3400Mhz

    48'C for 30 minutes so better than the 340Mhz x 9.0 at 3060Mhz which was 54'C so big difference in temps why is that then ?

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    Maybe a change in ambient temp?
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    Only thing it could be i think i left my windows open so the room was much cooler ive ordered a new cooler the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme and some atric silver 5 so hopefully it will bring temps down more so i can overclock a bit more

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    It's difficult for mere mortals to assert much in the way of "good/better/best" when it comes to cooling since we can't control room temps well enough.
    An open window or a particularly hot day skews results beyond usefulness.
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