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Windows 7: Overclocking Help for q6600

01 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Overclocking Help for q6600

I am thinking of overclocking my current cpu therefore I have got my self a new heatsink and fan. However I am kinda of an armature so I am worried replacing the heatsink. The only problem is that I don't have any cleaner to fully clean the old thermal paste so I wanted to ask is it recommended that one should clean it properly and if so can i use a white spirit to remove the old layer of thermal paste. Please post your suggestion or I will have to wait another few days for the alchol based cleaner
PS: After I am done this I require further help in the actual overclocking.

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01 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unless by some fluke you have the options in the bios this,

System Manufacturer/Model Number HP M9070.a

says you won't be overclocking at all as HP hides/removes and and all options that would allow it. There might be a software overclocking utility, but no idea what to recommend (other than most will say not to use one).

As for cleaning off old thermal paste, cheapest and easiest is to use isopropyl alcohol, 90% if you can find it.
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01 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

This is totally insane my hopes are dampened by this new but isn't there anything that can be done such as BIOS flash?
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01 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can if you want to turn the motherboard into a nice paperweight. The only place to get the bios for it is from HP, and they won't have a bios update that unhides those options.
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02 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok I understand that nothing can be done now so I need to buy a new cheap motherboard so can you check for me does this motherboard support PCI-E 2.0 and can DDR2 memory be used on it sorry for any noobness i have caused.
Asus P5G41T-M-LX Intel G41 775 Motherboard
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04 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64bit 6.1.7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aman113 View Post
Ok I understand that nothing can be done now so I need to buy a new cheap motherboard so can you check for me does this motherboard support PCI-E 2.0 and can DDR2 memory be used on it sorry for any noobness i have caused.
Asus P5G41T-M-LX Intel G41 775 Motherboard
If you plan to buy new motherboard
and you plan to play with some overclock
in LGA775 buy motherboard at least chipset P35
Or if you have more money, P45, X38, X48 chipset should be great
think to buy new RAM too,.. at least PC6400
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04 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit [Full Retail Vista Upgrade w/ x86/x64]
 
 
Forget replacing the motherboard.

hey, aman113, listen to stormy13. You have a have an HP Q6600, so give up, or replace it. The man is right.

For the rest you folks with HP's, Compaqs, Dells, etc: Unless you bought a Dell Alienware or some other "Gaming PC", you're probably not gonna be doing any overclocking. OEM machines are NOT built to be overclocked by YOU. They either already come overclocked or are usually restricted by the BOIS to stay within normal range.

You should learn to build a system from parts. If you can figure out how to do that, come back and we'll talk.

-az
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