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pajama

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Memory 2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066
Video Card(s) 2 x 512MB EVGA GeForce 8800gt DDR3 in SLI
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Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06 - 16819
#1
I would like to thank everyone here, after reading just about every thread I made the plunge and successfully overclocked my Q9450 to 3.2Ghz, Prime 95 stable. I can now see that overclocking can become addictive to see how far you can go :).
 
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#2
:toast: Gratulations! Happened to me too. :)
 
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#3
congratulations, also welcome to tpu.
 
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Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
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Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
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Software Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
#4
Grats mate...i also learned form some of the fine ppl here and got my q9450 at 3ghz stable 24/7 @ 35 degrees idle. Also welcome to TPU
 

JrRacinFan

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#5
Congrats pajama! What voltage and what are the temps like? ;)
 

pajama

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Memory 2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066
Video Card(s) 2 x 512MB EVGA GeForce 8800gt DDR3 in SLI
Storage 2x 320GB Hitachi 7200 rpm 16MB cache SATA 300 in RAID 0, striped
Display(s) 22" Dell
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Power Supply 850Watt nVidia certified
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Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06 - 16819
#6
Congrats pajama! What voltage and what are the temps like? ;)
Voltage on CPU-Z is 1.208
Max Temp on Real Temp is 56 degrees C during Prime 95 on core #3
 

JrRacinFan

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#7
Voltage on CPU-Z is 1.208
Max Temp on Real Temp is 56 degrees C during Prime 95 on core #3
Makes it even sweeter! :toast:

Now to post some benches eh?
 

Mr.Amateur

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Benchmark Scores I overclocked, that's achievement enough :D beat crysis.
#8
Cripes that's a coool OC! Going for higher speeds in the near future?
 

pajama

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Processor Q9450 @3.3GHz YIPPEE
Motherboard EVGA nForce 780i SLI, socket 775
Cooling Arctic cooling freezer 7 pro heatsink, fan, copper heatpipes
Memory 2 x 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066
Video Card(s) 2 x 512MB EVGA GeForce 8800gt DDR3 in SLI
Storage 2x 320GB Hitachi 7200 rpm 16MB cache SATA 300 in RAID 0, striped
Display(s) 22" Dell
Audio Device(s) On board Realtek
Power Supply 850Watt nVidia certified
Software Vista Home Premium-32bit SP1
Benchmark Scores 3D Mark 06 - 16819
#9
Cripes that's a coool OC! Going for higher speeds in the near future?
I will enjoy this for a while but I will try and see how high I can go.
 

Binge

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#10
Learn more... burn more... feed the addiction. BINGE!!!!
 
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Motherboard EVGA Z77 FTW 1.21 BIOS |Gigabyte 990FXA UDH (rev 4.0)
Cooling CM Hyper 212 EVO R2-push/pull with 2x 120mm PWM | CM Hyper 212
Memory Mushkin Blackline 4GB x 2 1600mhz XMP profile |G. Skill 4GB x 2 DDR3 1866mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 480 8gb | Asus Strix R9 390X 8GB
Storage Kingston SSDNOW V300 120/240 GB OS & Games / 1000 GB Data | 320GB OS / 500GB Data & Games
Display(s) Samsung S24D590 24" PLS 5ms 60hz refresh with Enhanced Sync | BenQ GW2270 22" VA 5ms 60hz refresh
Case NZXT 810 Switch |Thermaltake Soprano Snow Edition
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DSX w/ Logitech z623 | Realtek
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Mouse Razer Diamondback Chroma | Tt Level 10M
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Benchmark Scores Thanks to Norton/Lt_JWS/Guitar for the 2nd pc parts :)
#11
As I have a Q9450 myself im wondering if the Vcore @ 1.216 is too low for 3ghz?