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Overclocking Help (QX6700)

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April 1, 2007 6:10:51 AM

I overclocked this system yesterday after I finished installing. However I'm not sure if I did it correctly so maybe someone can shed some light. Here is the break down.

General
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 3.5 Ghz Overclocked (2.66 Ghz Stock)
FSB: 1400 Mhz (1066 Mhz Stock)
Multiplier: 10 I think. (Never Changed it)
Ram XMS2 Dominator 4 GB @ 1066 Mhz
GFX: eVGA gForce 8800 GTX
Mobo: eVGA nForce 680i SLI

Voltages:
CPU: 1.45v
Memory: 2.20v
FSB: 1.45v

The system runs stable and isn't overheating from what I can tell. Not even sure if I did this correctly. Any help would greatly appreciated

Pictures to maybe help
http://gallery.247xtreme.com/v/overclocking/

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April 1, 2007 6:37:01 AM

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I overclocked this system yesterday after I finished installing. However I'm not sure if I did it correctly so maybe someone can shed some light. Here is the break down.

General
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 3.5 Ghz Overclocked (2.66 Ghz Stock)
FSB: 1400 Mhz (1066 Mhz Stock)
Multiplier: 10 I think. (Never Changed it)
Ram XMS2 Dominator 4 GB @ 1066 Mhz
GFX: eVGA gForce 8800 GTX
Mobo: eVGA nForce 680i SLI

Voltages:
CPU: 1.45v
Memory: 2.20v
FSB: 1.45v

The system runs stable and isn't overheating from what I can tell. Not even sure if I did this correctly. Any help would greatly appreciated

Pictures to maybe help
http://gallery.247xtreme.com/v/overclocking/


Assuming you had to bump your CPU voltage to 1.45 to achieve stability, some other BIOS tweaks to achieve a higher overlock would be to tighten (or loosen) your RAM timings if possible if you haven't not already. You could also lock your PCI clock to 33 1/3 AND increase your PCI frequency to 110 or more if you hit a wall. Also trun off lame BIOS options like speed spectrum, turbo cache, etc. for example
April 1, 2007 8:42:35 AM

I never changed the voltage. I would assume it changed automaticly since the default is 1.35. Should I mess with the multiplier instead of the FSB? When I set the FSB to auto and change the multiplier to 14 I can get the same speed of 3.5 Ghz but the FSB remains at 1066. The only thing I'm concerned about is if I overclock it by jsut the FSB which I did does it loss performace or would it be better to go at 3.5 Ghz /w 1066 FSB?
April 19, 2007 12:38:17 PM

prong,

Maybe you can help on this one.... If you could up the Multiplier AND up the FSB which would you choose to UP? Or, would you up both to the desired speed? This one I just can't get an answer on. Also with FSB and Multiplier, what is the pros and cons of choosing one over the other?

Thanks!
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