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Overclocking intel Core 2 Quad q6600--Need some help!!

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Last response: in Overclocking
August 22, 2013 11:16:18 AM

Here are my system specs

MotherBoard: GA-G41MT-S2PT
Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
4 gigs or ram 1600mhz 128000
Power Supply: 650W
Corsair Water cooling
(Below is the link)

So here is my question, With this motherboard, Processor, and Cooling system.
What is the max I would be able to over-clock my processor.... with breaking my pc?

I currently have it over-clocked at 2.78GHZ Stable.
I used Prime 95 for 30 minutes and tested the system under a full load and reached a max temp of 75c (Not sure if that is to hot?) Someone please let me know if this is ok!!

If I go any higher than that it freezes.
Now I am very new to over-clocking and I did it in the (Bios) so I am not even sure if I did that right.
I have seen online that people are getting the same processor to a stable 3.2GHZ!!
But I don't know if its because they have another motherboard. or are using a different program to over-clock.
I have also heard that the amount of ram that is in a system can make a difference in over-clocking.

So here is the other part of my question, would I be better off with a really heatsink and fan combo for this overclocking or is the current "Corsair Watercooling System better?"

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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August 22, 2013 3:19:58 PM

yeah you probably need a better motherboard. like werner said.

you can probably find one on ebay. they have some good motherboards on there, but all the lower price ones that are good are from china. that usually takes about a month to get stateside.
a c 4145 V Motherboard
a c 922 K Overclocking
August 22, 2013 7:25:55 PM

What's your FSB at? take it to 1333, set vCore voltage to 1.35 and that should put you at 3 GHz