OC Q9450/ Voltage?
First time I'm giving overclocking a try.
I've got the Intel Q9450, and by doing some searching in these forums, I see that "basically", all you have to do is boost the FSB settings up to the high three hundreds or perhaps 400, and get the Q9450 up to 3GHz or 3.2GHz.
But what about tweaking the voltage settings? Does that need to be done too to compensate for the raised clocking? I don't know much about tinkering with voltages, so if it's true and I do, then please give me a step-by-step on this.
My motherboard is a Gigabyte, #EP35C-DS3R.
Besides being a first-time overclocker, the reason I ask all this is because I overclocked by raising the FSB to where my clock is no 3.10GHz, and then I was playing the game Crysis for a while and my system crashed on me and then went into immediate reboot.
Graphics card is a GeForce GX2, and I'm tweaking the fan control with EVGA Precision, so the temp on the vid card is cool (low to mid 70's C). Power supply is a BFG 800 watt. RAM is 4GB, 800MHz.
Speaking of crashing and immediate reboot......
I think I've come across other posts here where people were experiencing this, and they were told that in order to see the message as to WHY the system was crashing and rebooting......it was something like go to System Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery Settings button.....but then what next? How do you get to see the message in case the system crashes and reboots again? Where do you get that info at?
Because after one of these crashes/ reboots, I tried going to Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, and then System.....but nothing there about why there was the crash and reboot.
Thanks for any tips or info.