I've been gaming heavily for the past few weeks. [The term heavily is relative to my free time....which is infrequent and sporadic.] At any rate, I haven't had much time to tinker with the Rampage and Q9450.
The two seem to be a good match. I clocked the 9450 to 450 FSB with relative ease a few weeks ago, tested, and pretty much left it at that.
I've spent the past few afternoons attempting to go higher (for the sake of seeing if it can be done), with little success. I've booted at 3.8 several times with numerous settings (researched), but it failed stress testing each time. I know the capability is there, and may try again with BIOS/chipset updates.
For those that overclock - you know it can consume massive amount of time....which I have little of around the house. So - I hate to disappoint, but I think I am going to stick to 450 w/the Q9450, thus ending my OCing endeavors.
I'll try to get the screenies posted by the end of the week - along with some of the detailed BIOS settings if anyone is interested.