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q9450 trouble =(

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New Member
Dec 14, 2009
Hey :)
I have been having problems overclocking my cpu to a resonable clock speed i was aiming for about 3.5/6 ghz, but when overclocking i have been encountering some problems :(. Firstly i tried overclocking normally by increasing cpu voltage to 1.3 and fsb to 1800 but i could not boot, or i just blue screened almost instantly in windows :(. Then i tried the asus cpu level up feature and set it to "crazy" which should give 3.4 ghz but it just sets itself to 2.13 ghz.

Specs :
Q9450 @ 2.66ghz
Asus Striker Formula 2 (bios revision 1.6 or summit maybe i need to update that?)
4gb OCZ 800mhz ram
PNY 8800gt
Corsair VX550
Arctic Cooling 7
(dont think you need to know anything else?)
Im upgrading to some Corsair dominator GT 1066mhz at christmas aswell as a Sapphire 5870 vapor - X edition

What do you think is causing me these problems ;S?
( idle temps @ 2.66 are 30 and 40 in load)

David :D