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Help Q9550 not stable even in 3.4(F..ing mad) Really.

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I think that you have just rung out all you can from that Chip is all . Each chip and each MB have there limits and sorry to say yours is at that limit . You could just get a Q9650 that would get to 4.0GHz no problem as mine has . but getting a i7 is far better :D .
 
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I think one problem might be C1 revision Q9550, those just don't seem to overclock as much as E0 revision chips. If you look at Hwbot Q9550 CPU-Z rankings you won't find a lot of C1 chips with high clocks.
 
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I think that you have just rung out all you can from that Chip is all . Each chip and each MB have there limits and sorry to say yours is at that limit . You could just get a Q9650 that would get to 4.0GHz no problem as mine has . but getting a i7 is far better :D .
Do you think Asus rampage III formula and I7 930 will be good choice??? Or may be P6X58D Premium ???
 

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Do you think Asus rampage III formula and I7 930 will be good choice??? Or may be P6X58D Premium ???
I have heard great things about the ASUS rampage but to tell you the truth I have no experience at all whit the i7 or the MB . SO do some research and see what you find good luck .
 
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I have heard great things about the ASUS rampage but to tell you the truth I have no experience at all whit the i7 or the MB . SO do some research and see what you find good luck .
Ok .This is a deal ,right now I'm at 3.8ghz with 1.40625v ,and with OCCT temp went up to 74 c for about a 1 sec or two, most of the time it stays below 69 .Is this normal for that OC? safe ? or I need to play more with it ,drop Vcore ,rise NB or GTL ref Or PLL ????

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Temps seem fine.
 
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Very nice. At 3.8GHz there isn't much that CPU will stuggle with, those 12MB Core 2 Quads are beast processors.