View Full Version : Overclocking DX38bt

2012-09-12, 11:27
Has anyone ever heard of or overclocked on this motherboard? Wherever I look they say it's a piece of garbage. I overclocked my Core 2 quad Q9550 from 2.83 to 3.14GHz (by changing host clock frequency not multiplier) but I seem to hit a wall there and can't go any higher even with voltage tweaks. Any ideas?

2012-09-12, 23:35
That's already an older motherboard. Seems it requires high quality RAM to pass POST when attempting to OC.

Intel DX38BT Overclocking (http://communities.intel.com/thread/26986)

Here is the manual for your motherboard, around page 71 is the important info for POST beeps:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=intel%20d9774201_en.pdf&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownloadmirror.intel.com%2F15018% 2Feng%2FDX38BT_ProductGuide01_English.pdf&ei=yhtRUMaeIPKz0QGXkIAY&usg=AFQjCNF1D0IXFZ3I2hOEpA5GN_WHf1fS1w

Here is a overclock guide for it:
Intel DX38BT Overclocker Mainboard Review. Page 9 - X-bit labs (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/intel-dx38bt_9.html#sect0)

And finally here is a 100 page thread "Owner's Club for the DX38bt" with ALOT of OC'ing info:
** OFFICIAL ** Intel DX38BT & DX48BT2 BoneTrail Thread (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?166289-**-OFFICIAL-**-Intel-DX38BT-amp-DX48BT2-BoneTrail-Thread/page1)

2012-09-13, 01:07
Thanks man!!:D Definitely gonna look at these pages cuz I really need the extra Hz