I'm not at all new to computers or overclocking but I am pretty new to my lovely C2D E6600. Lets just say that my last run-in with overclocking was in the A7N8X times. After running my box nice and stable for about a month at stock settings, I started to play with overclocking it last night.
Currently I'm running at a 333mhz FSB with the multiplier at 9. This is with a 1.3 vCore in the bios (1.24 with no fluctuation reporting in SpeedFan) along with the settings laid out in the guide stickied on this forum. This is rock-solid stable with no errors being reported in Memtest86 and running Orthos overnight.
In my playing last night I was able to bring my chip up to 3.6ghz (401 x 9) @ a 1.375 vCore. This booted into Windows just fine and ran Super-PI as well as all of the Sandra benchmarks but once I started Orthos it errored out pretty quickly with round errors.
Ok enough blabbering, heres my questions:
1. How do I disable the Vanderpool (virtualization?) on my P5B Deluxe? It is grayed out and I can't change it.
1a: Does this have a big effect on stability?
2. What other things can I do to make my system stable at these settings? Should I up the voltage to 1.4?
3. What temps are you guys comfortable with seeing? When I was running tests last night at a 401mhz FSB I was seeing temps go as high as 144-147ish F (62-63 C). I'm cooling with a Zalman 9500.
Below are my overclocking notes (sorry, they are missing some details). Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks much,
I just got my own setup today. e6600 and p5b deluxe. ill do some more testing tomorrow, but for now its running dual primes at 333*9 @1,3125vcore.
oh and since im using semi passive cooling (Scythe ninja with intake + exhaust fan only) Im very interested in the temperatures meassured. I have read almost all temp post i can find, and from what i understand, it all comes down to "If you use less than 1.5vcore and the system doesnt crash - youre pretty safe - even though coretemps show 65c"
atm my idle temp is arround 47c, and dual primes gets it up to 64c - just under wusy' 26c delta raise, and its stable so i guess im good
You need to do a boot from cold iron in order to be able to change the Vanderpool setting. Shut down all power with the PSU switch or unplug it from the wall. When you boot up, Vanderpool will be changeable. I turned it off because a guy said it was a good idea. I think it frees up some CPU time, but not sure.