OC Stability For P5Q3 Mobo

yaoiboimi

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I want to know what are some safe ways I can boost my performance on my computer using the Intel Q9450 with a Thermaltake V1 CPU cooler.

The Motherboard is the Asus P5Q3 Deluxe with Wi-fi

Patriot Viper Dual Channel 2048MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB). Currently my motherboard indicates that the FSB is running at 1312MHz.

7-7-7-20 timing (is for the ram)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3869728&CatId=3433

The system is has efficient cooling from 12 (12cm) case fans (5 intake, and 7 exhaust fans), and is powered by a Thermaltake 1200W ToughPower, and (2) Radeon 4870 X2s. I want to achieve some better results on both the FSB and and CPU. Someone referred on Tiger direct that they "Got it running at 1500mhz. Awesome looking memory that I have seen."

How is this achieved? How safe would it be to run at that speed, and what voltage ratings would need to be set to achieve this rating, and the OC on the CPU?

What recommendation would you have?
 

yaoiboimi

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Will setting the Multiplier on the CPU to 9 instead of 8 be much of a difference, and what setting would be stable for the ram.

I feel like a newb, but if I got this right the Q9450 works in increments of 333mhz so 8x333 = 2.67GHz, and 9x333 is technically 3.0GHz. Would this be a good setting, and what would have to do with the RAM to ensure stability?

I am trying to understand all this information from this link I found which seems to be very detailed information.

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/showthread.php?t=261409