Sadly my Core2Quad is showing its age now, and I really want to get the last bit of juice of my system before my planned Core i7 (maybe i9 if I am rich after xmas).
My current Q9450 can hit 3.8Ghz (480x8 @1.45v), and ~17.5k in 3DMark06, but was wondering if you lot knew any tricks I could try to get the last oomph out my system.
I am not clued up on RAM overclocking at all, but would loosening my timings from 5-5-5 @1066 to say 6-6-6 or 7-7-7 @1150 (my next RAM FSB strap) help majorly? With my current FSB of 480 I have to calm the RAM down to 900Mhz or so as 1150Mhz seemed crazy and thought tighter timings would be better than higher freq, would this tasty 250Mhz extra get me closer to my 20k in 3DMark?
And any other tricks to go balls to the wall for CPU overclocking?
I have hit as high a FSB as I think I can, but looking for any tricks.
Yet to play with VTT as I hear it kills CPUs like nothing else, and I would at least like to sell my Q9450 when I am done
C'mon, lets give Red October its last Huzzah
Spec is as follows:
ASUS Maximus Formula
4Gb PC8500 RAM
TJ07 with full watercooling