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Offline extrarice311

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overclocking quad q6600
« on: April 18, 2008, 09:18:44 AM »
im planning to overclock my q6600 (i will be assisted by my super techie friend) im posting here so as we could get a head start on the people who already successfully oc'd their quad cores. my specs are: msi p6n sli v2 mobo, 8800gt 512mb oc ed, 2gb transcend RAM (single channel). im planning on hitting 3.0 ghz, what were the changes you guys did in the bios that could help me hit this level of overclocking? safe pa ba gamitin yung stock hsf or must talaga na bumili ng aftermarket cooling such as zalman? since we are in the t0pic, could you suggest a cooling fan product.
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Offline extrarice311

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Re: overclocking quaq q6600
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 09:19:41 AM »
i also plan on getting an extra stick of 2gb ram and purchasing heatspreaders aswell...will this help in the OC process?

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Re: overclocking quaq q6600
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 11:21:00 AM »
Better get an aftermarket cooler like zalman 9700 or arctic cooling freezer7 pro before doing some OC to be safe since quaddies really runs hot.If your friend is super techie i think he can help you on that already.Team elite 2x1 GB DDR2 800 would be enough.

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Re: overclocking quaq q6600
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 03:11:40 PM »
im planning to overclock my q6600 (i will be assisted by my super techie friend) im posting here so as we could get a head start on the people who already successfully oc'd their quad cores. my specs are: msi p6n sli v2 mobo, 8800gt 512mb oc ed, 2gb transcend RAM (single channel). im planning on hitting 3.0 ghz, what were the changes you guys did in the bios that could help me hit this level of overclocking? safe pa ba gamitin yung stock hsf or must talaga na bumili ng aftermarket cooling such as zalman? since we are in the t0pic, could you suggest a cooling fan product.
 THANKS!


Before you start:
1.  The 650i series (and even the 680i, bar DFI & eVGA (-A1 rev) mobos) do not take too kindly to quaddies.

Doing the overclock:
1. Getting to 3GHz usually means running at 333FSB (i.e. fixed 9x multi * 333FSB = 3005Mhz).
1.1 Vcore = depends on your proc (stepping (G0?), FPO batch, luck); generally speaking, on the average ~1.35Vcore (BIOS) should be enough to get to 3GHz
1.1.1 Most Q6600 top out at ~3.33-3.4Ghz on air; so use a quality HSF even at "just" 3GHz (IMO, the stock cooler won't work; I never even used mine)
1.2 In general, you may not need to fool around too much with SPP & MCH voltages. Be careful if you start raising them, the SPP in particular can get very hot very quickly.

2. Memory timing options
2.1 Running mems at 1:1 usually yields better performance: however, at 333Mhz clock * 2 = DDR2-667, likely too low a memory clock
2.2 Afterwards, one of the fixed ratios is the next best choice: 2:3 = 333MHz = DDR2-1000 Memory speed
2.3 Since you are going with DDR2-800 mems run stock, use "Unlinked" mode offers the most flexibility at the cost of some performance
2.4 Using 4 sticks of RAM will put a greater strain on the MCH, likely requiring higher voltages to achieve the same overclock
2.5 Tune memory only after you have achieved a "stable" CPU overclock using the mems at SPD ("unlinked").
2.6 Be carefule raising Vdimm, unless you know your mems very well

HTH.


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Re: overclocking quaq q6600
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008, 08:25:19 AM »
1.  The 650i series (and even the 680i, bar DFI & eVGA (-A1 rev) mobos) do not take too kindly to quaddies.

akh! I'm using a 650i motherboard    :angry: ...well i plan on overclocking my Q6600 in the near future....I plan to buy the Thermalright Ultima 90 for my rig
..its size is great for mid tower cases and the cooling/performance is pretty decent. My only worry if I buy  it's big brother the 120 is that it
might hit my northbridge  :angry:.



what do you guys think?you think the thermalright 120 can fit?

part of my plan is to hit 3.0ghz mark...and oh yeah my q6600 is B3 Step  :angry:....they get pretty hot from what I'm hearing.

what HSF would you guys reccomend asides from the ones I've mentioned?


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Re: overclocking quaq q6600
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 04:47:07 AM »
Tuniq 120, for 2,600 you can never go wrong with it.

If you have a chance to learn and understand the Linpak ( by intel ) it is the best test program for memory and cpu combined, but it requires a 64bit OS for better results.
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Re: overclocking quaq q6600
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 01:45:55 PM »
sa akin raise ko lang fsb 333 or 334 x 9 sa bios, stock yung vcore ko.
average temp ko from ranging from 45~55 on 4 cores, mas mababa pag gabi and madaling araw, grind rig ko sa 3dsmax rendering

im using thermalright xtreme 120 btw.

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Re: overclocking quad q6600
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 05:00:02 PM »
ayaw mo try Zigmatik? :D
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