XxCoop42xX
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Re: cant overclock cpu with XPS 630i from bios (Q9300)

ill try but i dont think the q9300 can be oc'ed in the bios. i got it oc'ed in NCP and it runs fine. ill try and post back with the result.
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XxCoop42xX
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Re: cant overclock cpu with XPS 630i from bios (Q9300)

no luck with the bios again, ohh well. theres always a catch to everything, some are burried deep inside though. but the nvidia control panel handles overclocking the cpu well so ill stick with using that. or that could be the irony of this whole ordeal. they state that you can overclock this pc but with the "non-overclockable yorkfields" maybe you just have to use the nvidia control panel. so to anyone who wishes to oc your yorkfield, use nvidia control panel and thanks to all who helped in this post. oh and by btw what is nforce mcp core stand for/mean under the motherboard tab under voltages? do i need to change those voltages too when i oc? and if i change the cpu voltage by ".05v" should i change those by .05 also meaning do they have go up symmetrically? any explaination on that would be very helpful and appreciated.
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player8
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Re: cant overclock cpu with XPS 630i from bios (Q9300)

read this, it should help you get a better understanding of ocing.  Though it says 680 and the 700 series board it applies to most mobos as well.  This guide just has more settings.  The one nice thing about the 630 is that it is for newbies to OCing.  Since i'm not a hardcore gamer the 630 fits the bill for me.

 

Anyways, when adjusting voltages of one component you don't have to adjust the others unless needed.

 

Usually, you set the FSB and see if you post if not then try upping the CPU voltage a little till you do post.

Each time a successful launch of windows run stress test software like, Prime95 or OCCT for 2+ hours.

 

Don't go over the recommended CPU voltage though.  Once you get close to that number start upping the other voltages and see if you can get stable.

 

For me i have a q6600 (only because i heard it overclocks real nicely, i've hit 3.2 from a 2.4 stock) and i have my voltages at 1.45. 

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