I've been searching and searching but haven't been able to find any information specific to the Q9550 and the IN9 32X-Max. I'm currently stable at 2.94GHz and I'm wondering if my bios settings are what they should be.
I'm a long time computer builder and recently started overclocking my stuff with the sole purpose of obtaining a bit more performance with stability as the main focus. I don't plan to squeeze as much as I can as I'm on air cooling with a Zalman CNPS9500AT but I feel 3.5GHz? should be attainable with what I have via some xtreme xpert advice.
I fully understand that I will have to increase several voltages in order to stay stable at higher clock speeds but, am I on the right track? Are the OCguru settings correct?
When I increase the bus speed my mem frequency drops, is this normal?
Here are some screens:
During Prime95 torture test: Do my temps look ok for my current settings?
Linked or Unlinked? Can I get up to 3.5GHz by upping the bus and voltages with this configuration? Are lower multipliers + higher bus speeds preferred? When trying "Linked", I cannot get it to post no matter what settings I try.
What is a good voltage configuration to start at for 3.2GHz? Currently I dropped the DDR2 V to 1.85 and the Vcore to 1.27
Should I try changing the timings to 5-5-5-15 and bump up the clock? Leave alone? I need faster memory to do what I'm asking?
Thank you for reading and for any help received,