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Windows 7: stable oc settings for q6600

22 Sep 2010   #1
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
stable oc settings for q6600

does anyone have similar computers as my desktop? Im trying to overclock my pc to as high as possible but im afraid of blowing it up and i dont have the time to oc-boot-shutdown continuously for hours. ive read somewhere that someone got their q6600 to 4ghz with stock cooling


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

If those are your requirements, don't overclock more than just a little.

Overclocking is an art, and EVERY CPU is different, even ones from the same batch. You will need something better than stock cooling, guaranteed.

~Lordbob
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22 Sep 2010   #3
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Can you post your PC specs again?
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22 Sep 2010   #4
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

the specs are in the specs list but here they are in any case:

OS XP SP3 x86,
CPU Intel Q6600 @2.66GHz, 1.325V (default is 2.42 GHz)
Motherboard ASUS P5Q Pro
Memory OCZ Gold 800 4GB
Graphics Card Radeon H4350
Monitor(s) Displays H213H
Screen Resolution 1900 x 1080
PSU ISO-450
Case Sunbeam ACIII-T Transparent Clear Acrylic ATX Mid Tower
Cooling Stock
Hard Drives WD 750 Gb

Im not trying to get it to go to 4ghz (although that would be great), just 3+. any general idea of multiplier/voltage/etc? i need somewhere to start, other than from my own values.

sigh. i wish processors werent so unique to the point that each of them might as well be completely different
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22 Sep 2010   #5
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calccrypto View Post
the specs are in the specs list but here they are in any case:

OS XP SP3 x86,
CPU Intel Q6600 @2.66GHz, 1.325V (default is 2.42 GHz)
Motherboard ASUS P5Q Pro
Memory OCZ Gold 800 4GB
Graphics Card Radeon H4350
Monitor(s) Displays H213H
Screen Resolution 1900 x 1080
PSU ISO-450
Case Sunbeam ACIII-T Transparent Clear Acrylic ATX Mid Tower
Cooling Stock
Hard Drives WD 750 Gb

Im not trying to get it to go to 4ghz (although that would be great), just 3+. any general idea of multiplier/voltage/etc? i need somewhere to start, other than from my own values.

sigh. i wish processors werent so unique to the point that each of them might as well be completely different
Why do you want to overclock it anyway?
It's a good PC though.
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22 Sep 2010   #6
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Just want to
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22 Sep 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
If those are your requirements, don't overclock more than just a little.

Overclocking is an art, and EVERY CPU is different, even ones from the same batch. You will need something better than stock cooling, guaranteed.

~Lordbob

+1


Each and every CPU has its very own "personality" so to speak, even though technically identical.

My Q9650 for example will go from a Stock 333 FSB (3.0Ghz) to a 400FSB (3.6Ghz) without any additional voltages.
Simply set it and go.


I know others who needed a small bump just to reach a 400FSB, and others still who can easily exceed the 4.0ghz mark.

Mine won't. Although it effortlessly reaches the 400FSb, It starts wanting large amounts of Vcore over 3.8ghz.
I can reach 4.0Ghz, but it takes far more than Im comfortable with for 24/7 use.


Bottom line, no one can really give you settings that will work.
This is also why the 'Auto OC" feature of some boards tend to overvolt.

My advice would be lower the RAm speed as low as you can get it, set it for really loose timings. This way, when errors, BSODS, Prime failures happen, youll know where to look.
(For example if you have DDR2 1066, set it DDR2 667 or 800 at 5-5-5-15)

Then start working with the CPU and see what its capable of doing. Go in small steps and keep a good record of the results.

After you get a good OC, and are stable, then turn your attention to the RAM.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
ms3brendan

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have your chip and I'm running the Asus P5N-D 750i board..

Vcore 1.42v
NB 1.44v
HT 1.44v
SB Auto
Multiplier 8x
Fsb 1600

Those are my settings and I have been able to run at 3.2ghz safely.. I got a better heatsink arriving today so I'll see how much that drops me to, temps wise.. and I might try 3.6ghz.. On the stock heatsink right now I'm at 50-60C at idle and I haven't put much load on it yet just because I knew I was getting a new heatsink.
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22 Sep 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Bottom line, no one can really give you settings that will work.
This.

~Lordbob
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22 Sep 2010   #10
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Yeah. Figures, but i couldn't resist asking. Thanks guys.
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