Core 2 Quad Q9300 overclocked to 3.71 Ghz
The upcoming, smallest quad-core processor Q9300 from Intel, which is set to 2.5 GHz by default and only has 2x 3 MB L2 cache, has already achieved some respectable success in Asia achieved during overclocking. After various attempts, the screen ended up showing 3.71 GHz.
Since the multiplier is only fixed at 7.5, all reserves had to be drawn via the frontside bus, which ended up at an impressive 495 MHz was standing. The voltage was 1.38 volts - with 1.33 volts the processor went to work with a maximum of 3.6 GHz.
As always, these examples only apply to individual cases and cannot be transferred to every processor . As our Overclocking Forum reveals, it is by no means certain that similarly good results can be achieved with every CPU. In the event of problems, however, there is usually always the right contact person to get a little more performance out of the processors.