Help me OC Q9450 please

mystics78

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XPS 420, Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9450 (2.66GHz 1333FSB) with 12MB cache
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
24IN(24in viewable) E248WFP Flat Panel Display
ATI RADEON 3870X2 1024MB GDDR3
750GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM

I just ordered that from Dell. I want to install the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler when I overclock but they said Dell's computers are proprietary, so i can't really install it. I was thinking if I can overclock it to 3.2Ghz with everything stock. Will it be stable for me? I am a newbie to OC too, so let me get this right. The highest FSB I can go is 400MHz correct? So to achieve 3.2GHz I just have to set my multiplier to 8x400? Thanks for all the help in advance.
 

ibp_john

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Last time i checked Dell still locks down their bios so you can't overclock unless you flash it with a hacked bios which I would not recommend.