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How To Overclock A Intel Quad Core 2.33Ghz Q8200 And Nvidea 9800Gt 1Gb

Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by bloby22, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. bloby22

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    So how do i overclock properly??
     
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    You cant until you have the new CPU cooler fitted.

    We can talk you through the overclokcing process when the CPU cooler is fitted, until this time if you try and OC on an Intel cooler you will more than likely fry your chip, and take something else out at the same time.
     
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    ok il let u know when i hav it thankue
     
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    Also just to make you aware the Q8200 has a locked multiplier of 7X so I would not get watercooling until you plan on changing the chip for something faster
    While we are checking preps for your OC - what is the PSU brand and model? budget PSUs are not relaible for OC'ing if you need to up the voltage on the chip and with a 7x multiplier you will need to it needs to be stable and budget PSUs are reknowned for not having 'stable' power requirements
     
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    PSU
    Brand- Master
    Model- ATX 650 WT
     
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    Coolermaster?
    ATX 650 WT
     
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    Yea i mean coolermaster and atx 650 WT is what was written on the siide where is sais model.
     
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    And ive had a look at some other air coolers and people say these are very good and are better than the titan fenrir
    Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme
    Thermalright True Black 120
    How do they compare to the fenrir
     
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    They are both very capable coolers, The Thermalright ones are normally more expensive, and to get decent cooling from them the fans need to rev pretty high which makes it noisier, the Fenrir is a very capable cooler and while it also can be loud when running very intensive tasks, it wont be as loud as the Thermalright.
    Depending on how much you are wanting to spend its down to personal preference, but you have to remember you cant push this chip too far as it is a very limited overclocker, with a 7x multiplier (thats the MAX it can reach) your going to have to push the FSB very high and the MOBO and PSU will be taking more strain than the actual CPU.

    If you were looking at the £50 mark for a cooler then you could opt for the Corsair watercooling option:-
    http://www.corsair.com/products/h50/default.aspx available for around £50 in the UK

    This is a very good cooler and I recommend it to anyone wanting to get started with watercooling, with your setup you would have to remove one of your fans to make way for the radiator, which would mean that the average temp within your case would increase (not ideal when pushing an FSB high)
     
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    Are you a billion % sure that the titan fenrir will fit on my comp, beacause there are 2 sizes of thermaltake armour mx+ and i have the smaller one not the massive one so u may be thinking of that.
    Because if i buy it and it doesent fit omg there will be a ****storm because il probably have to buy a bigger case.
     
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    The Fenrir is a CPU cooler (goes ontop of the CPU) in replacement of the stock Intel one, unless you have a media centre case it should be fine, dimensions are 108mm (l) x 97mm (w) x 88.5mm

    Photo of one on a MOBO attached
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looking at the Thermaltakeusa website for your case, under the FAQs it says the following:

    Q: What is the tallest cooler that will fit this chassis?A: This chassis will fit a cooler that is no taller than 163mm(6.4")

    As Dalo pointed out, the cooler is only 108mm so it should fit just fine into your case :)
     
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    thankue i just needed some reassurance that it would fit.
     
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    Just as a note to this when the Fenrir arrives it does come with thermal paste - do not use that one get the Arctic Silver 5 or MX2 I think its called as they are far superior
     
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    Already ordered the arctic silver 5 with the fenrir and it should arrive in 4 days or so. :D
     
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    [quote name = 'Dalo' post = '52939']Just as a note to this when the Fenrir arrives it does come with thermal paste[/quote]

    can I Just add to that I have also known for the thermal past to be already applied and have a plastic cover to protect it. in which case you may need to remove the cover and paste to apply the better quality paste.
     
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    As you are having a shop to fit the cooler for you, make it clear that you want the applied thermal paste REMOVED and the Arctic Silver 5 applied to the cooler!
     
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    I will thankue
     
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    wait i know i have to remove the thermal paste on the fenrir but what about the paste already on the old stock cooler they need to remove that as well. right?
     
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    Right but if they need to be told that then I wouldn't be letting them near my machine ;)

    but thats how and why I started to learn about modern computers many years ago, in a land far far away, where a big green Ogre thing was having a chat with a donkey one day.

    OK off to take a pill
     

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