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Windows 7: Help me overclock my Intel Quad-Core Q6600

17 Nov 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Help me overclock my Intel Quad-Core Q6600

I've had an Intel Quad core Q6600 and just gave it a revamp with a good cleaning & new thermo paste.

I'd like to try and overclock it to get more performance out of my computer. After 2 years, its not as snippy as it used to be.

How do I go about doing this?


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17 Nov 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You might be seasick, but this video is for your Q6600.

YouTube - How To Overclock Q6600
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17 Nov 2010   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
You might be seasick, but this video is for your Q6600.

YouTube - How To Overclock Q6600
Man thats a lot to take in at once

Looks like I'm going to have to watch the video on my iphone while I'm trying to modify the bios settings.
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18 Nov 2010   #4
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

JJohhnySciens:

I have OC.d my computer time and again to no avail/
The only thing you'll gain is temperature.

I've never noticed a significant improvement in speed.

The only time I've seen any kind of 'return' is with the RAM.
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18 Nov 2010   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
JJohhnySciens:

I have OC.d my computer time and again to no avail/
The only thing you'll gain is temperature.

I've never noticed a significant improvement in speed.

The only time I've seen any kind of 'return' is with the RAM.
you're doing it wrong if you don't see an increase.

I ran my Q6600 @ 3.02Ghz for almost 2 years. I just changed the FSB to 333mhz and ran an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Cpu cooler.
Q6600 G0, Asus P5Q Pro, High performance 4x2GB DDR2 1066 Kingston and G.Skill Ram.

depending on the CPU and the mobo, you might not be able to get a stable overclock at all. My friend had a Q6600 and Gigabyte board and we couldn't get it to POST with the FSB change, so we left his at stock speed.
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18 Nov 2010   #6
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Zepher:

I 'upped' my CPU from 2.6 to over 3GB and saw no change in the WEI; have since returned it to stock 2.6
It IIdles at about 30 degrees C.

I have since 'upped' my RAM from the stock '533 to 800' and have seen a major improvement in response time.

I have in neither case run a benchmark; in both cases it's been a real-time experience; just my sensitivity to the system.

I take that back- I checked the WEI after OC'ing the CPU and saw no improvement. (7.2 to 72)
Granted, WEI is not a good benchmark.
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18 Nov 2010   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

WEI is no indicator of how fast the machine has improved.
take my Q6600 setup and my new i7 870 setup. The i7 blows the Q6600 out of the water, yet it only scores .2 points higher.


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18 Nov 2010   #8
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

How many primary hdds have a 5.9 score (unless ssd)? Do they care if it's 5400 or 15k rpm? This is one area I wish Microsoft would improve in. I can (and do) benchmark with 3rd party diagnostics, but I'd like MS to offer excellent benchmarking measures.
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18 Nov 2010   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
JJohhnySciens:

I have OC.d my computer time and again to no avail/
The only thing you'll gain is temperature.

I've never noticed a significant improvement in speed.

The only time I've seen any kind of 'return' is with the RAM.
I have 8g of ram already (most the mobo will allow)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Zepher:

I 'upped' my CPU from 2.6 to over 3GB and saw no change in the WEI; have since returned it to stock 2.6
It IIdles at about 30 degrees C.

I have since 'upped' my RAM from the stock '533 to 800' and have seen a major improvement in response time.

I have in neither case run a benchmark; in both cases it's been a real-time experience; just my sensitivity to the system.

I take that back- I checked the WEI after OC'ing the CPU and saw no improvement. (7.2 to 72)
Granted, WEI is not a good benchmark.
Perhaps I should try over clocking my 8g of ram? Is there a program like EVGA Precision that allows me to do that easily like I can with my video cards?

I'd still like to OC the processor if I'll see a speed gain.

I watched that video & going to have to watch it on my iphone while running through bios.
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