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What would be a solid 24/7 overclock for 6600/P5WDG2-WS PRO

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October 9, 2006 2:16:11 AM

Looking for some expected concrete numerical goals. I don't want to set OCing records or go to 4 GHz, I just want a solid performance-boosting 24/7 OC for gaming and the like, plus the satisfaction of having done it. Not looking to OC the GPU as of yet.

Running:
6600
P5WDG2-WS PRO
4 gig Mushkin ddr2-800 4-4-3-10

All advice greatly appreciated!
October 9, 2006 3:40:44 PM

I would set myself a goal of 3.6GHz, get that bad ass memory running at a 1:1 ratio.... You may not achieve this, but it's a good solid goal, that is quite possible on a air cooled setup..
October 10, 2006 12:42:59 AM

Yup, I had set the same goal shortly after posting this.

At 3.4GHz now and running dual prime. 3.5 was unstable on dual prime. I will start the tweaking process after prime burns in for a while at 3.4
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October 10, 2006 4:05:54 AM

Just got what seems (crossing fingers) to be stable 3.6GHz at 1:1 (1600 FSB). Did 10 minutes of dual prime torture quickly and passed, running dual 32M Pi now (almost there), will run dual prime torture overnight.

Which torture mode for dual prime is best in this case? I seriously doubt my memory is erroring out (since I have it at its rated 800 and the timings are a loose 5-5-5-12) so I was going to go max FPU overnight...
October 10, 2006 4:30:12 AM

Both 32M Pi's completed successfully.

My temps are a bit confusing.

Running dual prime torture (small ffts) at bios settings 3.6GHz/1600 FSB/1.475 Vcore and getting:

Asus Probe Temp Utility: 62c (also says I'm at 1.5 vcore)

Core Temp Utility: 57c

Intel Thermal Analysis Tool: 52/53c


What should I trust?
October 10, 2006 4:47:38 AM

the lowest temperature and then, god.
October 10, 2006 5:03:22 AM

Asus is now holding 59/60c
Core Temp holding at 57c
Intel TAT at 53c

Looking good so far. In about half an hour I'll let it run through the night and see how it looks in the morning.

If that looks good, I'll let it run prime torture test for the full 48 hours, then do a memtest sweep for a night for good measure.
October 10, 2006 6:11:05 AM

Errored prime after an hour. Upping vCore a bit. If I can get it rock-solid stable at 3.6Ghz I'll burn it in for several days with prime and then gradually try relaxing some of my higher BIOS voltages. I suspect I'm very close to having it.
October 10, 2006 8:55:29 AM

Are you using one of the recommended coolers from Wusy's guide

Recommended cooling:
-Scythe Infinity
-Scythe Ninja Plus
-Scythe Mine
-Tuniq Tower 120
-Thermalright Ultra-120 or SI-128 or SI-120
-Noctua NH-U12
-Thermaltake Big Typhoon
October 10, 2006 1:53:52 PM

Quote:
Are you using one of the recommended coolers from Wusy's guide

Recommended cooling:
-Scythe Infinity
-Scythe Ninja Plus
-Scythe Mine
-Tuniq Tower 120
-Thermalright Ultra-120 or SI-128 or SI-120
-Noctua NH-U12
-Thermaltake Big Typhoon


SI-128 and a 102 CFM Sanyo Denki with a hollowed out 38mm fan casing as a spacer to reduce the impact of the dead spot in the center.
October 10, 2006 1:56:49 PM

Dual prime 95 torture with large FFTs ran overnight and is still going.

Tonight I will shut down prime and run memtest overnight.

3.6GHz looks solid.
October 11, 2006 9:14:42 PM

Quote:
Are you using one of the recommended coolers from Wusy's guide

Recommended cooling:
-Scythe Infinity
-Scythe Ninja Plus
-Scythe Mine
-Tuniq Tower 120
-Thermalright Ultra-120 or SI-128 or SI-120
-Noctua NH-U12
-Thermaltake Big Typhoon


SI-128 and a 102 CFM Sanyo Denki with a hollowed out 38mm fan casing as a spacer to reduce the impact of the dead spot in the center.

hehe I was thinking about the SI-128... I have had the SI-97a on my old barton for some time now - and it works well... It's either that or the Ultra 120
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