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Do you think I can push it more?

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October 10, 2006 8:21:08 AM

I have my E6600 running at 3.51ghz and it idles at 39 C and 48 C on full load. I have the big typhoon installed plus i replaced the typhoon fan with a silverstone fan that pushes 110 cfm. From 3.0ghz to 3.5ghz I only got a 3 degree change on full load. I'm thinking I could push this baby to 4.0! Any opinions? Concerns? Thanks.

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October 10, 2006 4:54:24 PM

are you going to break some benchmark record with that? or your current hardware cannot take your current application load?

i found that e6600 is beast already at stock speed, why you would go for further? just my opinion though..
October 10, 2006 5:29:20 PM

We need more information like mobo, RAM, settings before we can really give you any advice. Just asking us to evaluate your claim is like deciding a lawsuit without looking at the evidence... not a good idea :lol: 
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October 10, 2006 5:40:39 PM

More information PLZ!!
October 10, 2006 5:51:03 PM

Sorry, here is some more info about my system...

Board: Asus P5B Deluxe
Processor: E6600
Case: Antec P180
PSU: Antec TP 2 550W
CPU fan: TT Big Typhoon
4 fans in the case, case lid is open.
two 250 Barracuda Hard drives striped.


Ive got the latest Bios on the board and I'm running windows XP home if that matters.

I went up to 3.6GHZ with no problems.... Same temperature. Ran prime all night, still running stable,

Ill get a screen shot later today and post it. Gotta go now! Thanks for input!
October 10, 2006 5:58:38 PM

What rams are you using?
October 10, 2006 8:55:51 PM

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (The green one with 5-5-5-12 timing.)
Video Card: Nvidia 7950 GT

Click here for screenshot

Question... Whats the difference between CPU vCore and nb vCore in bios? Thanks!
October 10, 2006 9:11:57 PM

I don't know about your hardware but definitely the Big Typhoon is very good but may not be enough to cool down that E6600 pass 3.6Ghz. Who know's try it for yourself and test for stability and closely monitor the temps. Like I said everything is good for extreme overclocking except the cpu cooler. You might want to look for water cooling.
October 10, 2006 9:20:05 PM

We can't really tell much from that screenshot other than your FSB is 400. You need to provide us with memory settings, because that is likely to be your upcoming wall, if not the motherboard's FSB wall. I assume since you have 5-5-5-12 DDR2 800 you are on a 1:1 memory timing, because if you were on 5/4 we would have some real issues because that would be DDR2 1000, and with your RAM I am not sure I see that happening. You may get 850 out of them, 900 if your are lucky. So, I am guessing you can get 3.75 out of it , maybe. That would be pushing the FSB another 15MHz or so and thats when you start running into walls (410 area). If you hit a wall don't be disappointed, you hit 3.6 on air :) 

Nb vcore = Northbridge voltage
CPU core = CPU voltage

Just guessing, haven't seen an Intel based rig's bios is a long time lol.
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