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    Default general oc questions

    im starting to think about overclocking my system and had some general questions.

    is real temp the preferred monitoring software? use the 95 Tjmax or change it? should it be calibrated?

    should i use et6 to calibrate real temp and adjust voltages or strictly bios?

    should i flash to a different bios?

    any input is welcome. ive run through the stickies and a lot of the oc posts, but im not looking to see how far i can go, just shooting for 410x8.5 and drop my memory multiplier to 2.6 to maintain 1066 settings

    GA-EP45-UD3P, rev 1, f5 bios
    q9550 c1 stepping
    xigmatek hdt-s1283 w/bracket
    sapphire 4850 x2
    640g WD HD
    Vista home 64bit sp1
    gskill 2x2g ddr2 1066
    Antec NeoPower 650
    antec 900 case

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    Default Re: general oc questions

    Well If you google the Tjmax of the q9550 there are a lot of confusing statments is it 100? is it 95? Just download realtemp 3.0 and everest 5 and see what the temps say in them. If they are the same with realtemp on 95 then all is good, if not adjust.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
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