Need help overclocking q9450

distilled59

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I don't really have any idea what i'm doing about overclocking my cpu. I have been using nTune to overclock my graphics cards and it seems pretty easy. However, whenever I try to overclock my cpu my computer freezes up. Heres my list of hardware...

780i Motherboard
2 x 8800GT
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Q9450
Vista Ultimate 64bit
PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W

I know my multiplier is locked at 8x for my q9450, so i try raising my fsb on nTune but it just freezes. I don't know if stuff is getting the right voltage. If someone could tell me what voltages I need to change for all my hardware it would be much appreciated.
Also, I scored 14350 on 3dMark06, I think that's a little low for my system. Thoughts?
 

blerb

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First of all, raise your FSB through your BIOS, not some application. What do you want to overclock your CPU to? the Q9450 has an FSB wall of 450, I actually would recommend even less. 425 will get you a almost stable 3.4Ghz, you will need to change Vcore, maybe even some NB/SB voltages.