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    Default Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Hi guys - very new to OC my CPU so have some basic retard questions ...

    Have checked the forums and i am running my Q9300 at 3gig instead of 2.4 ... all running stable and all i did was to increase the FSB to 400 in the BIOS ... didn't change the voltage or anything and working fine ...

    Interestingly, i downloaded CPU-Z and it tells me that my FSB is 400mhz (good) but the Mghz is 2400.00 then bounces to 3000 then back again! When i use the windows systems properties it shows 3 gig ... I am confused ...

    What should i be doing to ensure that 3 gig is constant? I have read that perhaps i need to increase my voltage a little - not sure which one to increase!

    My systems specs are:
    Q9300, GA-EX38-DS5 mobo, 4 gig ram, GA8800 GTS,

    Any help would be appreciated guys as I knwo you are the experts in this field

    Cheers

    DOug

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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Do you have these options in your BIOS - Advanced Features (Think there the right ones!)...

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    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)...............: [Disabled]
    
    CPU EIST Function.....................: [Disabled]
    Make sure they are set to disabled if you do.
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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Thanks Dan -will have a look and let you know!

    Thanks for prompt reply!

    Regards

    Doug

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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Like D-anW says. Speedstep will lower your CPU multiplier to 6 when there is no/low CPU load. If you're still overclocking, as said, disable these options for now. If you're happy with your overclock, it's best to leave them enabled if it's stable.

    Speedstep saves you power, allows your CPU to cool much faster when load is stopped and reduces idle temperature. Three great reasons to use it.

    Don't worry about the frequency changes, as soon as your CPU is loaded, they will change to your overclocked speed seamlessly.

    I've attached a picture of my CPU through CPUZ at idle and load for you to see it's perfectly normal. The CPUZ windows are side by side, thanks to my awesome photoshop skills. I'm also 100% stable (Prime Large and small FFT for 12 hours, 24 hours prime blend and 50 runs of Intel BurnTest at max stress).
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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Is it both or one or the other Psycho, I forgot...?
    * CPU: Intel i7-3770K @ Stock * Cooling: Corsair H80i / Noctua NF-F12 x2 * MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev. 1.1 - BIOS F16 Mod16) * RAM: Crucial 1600MHz DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) *
    * GPU: Intel HD 4000 (768MB) * Mon 1: Dell U2410 (A07) * Mon 2: Panasonic TX-P55VT50B * Cam: Logitech C910 HD * BD: Pioneer BDR-208DBK * HD 1: Crucial SSD M4-CT256M4SSD2 256GB *
    * HD 2: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB * IR: Apple Infrared Board 922-7195 * WiFi & BT: Apple Broadcom BCM94360CD (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Bluetooth 4.0 * PSU: Seasonic M12 - 600W *

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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Both need to be disabled to stop the multi and voltage (if Vcore is on auto) from being changed.
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    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Well a big thank you chaps!

    Disabling those 2 options did the trick ...

    I will see how she performs to make sure is stable ... current idle temps are in mid 40's to low 40's -with Zalman 9700 fan

    Thanks so much for your great help!

    Regards

    Doug

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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    PS -Without getting greedy, are there other settings i could look at to increase performance with this mobo/chip to facilitate a cheap upgrade?

    Cheers

    DOug

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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Yeh disable those if you want your cpu running at full speed all the time..or for overclock testing ,but in a sense if everything is working fine and you are happy with 3.0Ghz the cpu will spin up to that under any kind of load.
    I run mine with them enabled.
    edit:..well post your full specs memory type etc.. n use one of the bios sheets in other posts for your settings.

    All I know about 38 chipset is that its supposed to run hotter than the 35 even tho its ( supposedly higher performance).
    Your cpu is somewhat similar to mine but with a slightly higher multiplier.
    Speculating : you may get 3.5-3.6G on the cpu but you will have to increase a lot over stock voltages to get it.
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    Default Re: Newbie questions re OC Q9300

    Q9300's are generally poor overclockers, similar to the Q8200, they have a low multiplier and don't like high FSB speeds, unfortunately.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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