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Tips for E6600 at 3.6Ghz?

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May 9, 2007 9:38:11 PM

I am getting ready to build my new PC with Windows Vista on it. I bought an E6600 and I am hoping to get it to 3.6Ghz so I can run a 1:1 ratio with my OCZ DDR2 6400 Platinum Rev 2. I bought the Big Typhoon CPU cooler, and it will all be mounted on the P5B-Deluxe Wifi. I am using an Antec 500W Phantom PSU, and my new card is a geforce 7950GT. Hope it all works out. Are there any posters who have gotten their E6600 to 3.6 Ghz using the 400 FSB x 9 who can share any tips, voltages, temps to give me for a reference? Oh ya, is it better to use Orthos to stress test then Prime95 since I'm installing Vista?

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May 10, 2007 2:47:00 PM

I have an e6400 with 400x8 which may be similar to yoru situation since it is just a cpu multiplier difference. Ok well I have an allendale and you have a conroe, but whatever. haha. I noticed, and have heard with all other core 2's, that there is a wall when overclocking that you have to bump up the vcore a bit more than usually to get just 200MHZ outta it. At 375mhz FSB I was running 1.375v but needed 1.4125v to hit 400. And it puts out more heat obviously. Just make sure you monitor your temps. I know TAT doesnt work in vista so you will need something else. I am not familiar with all the apps which everyone uses but im sure they will chime in.
May 10, 2007 3:52:41 PM

TAT works in Vista, or at least it does on my computer. You have to run it as an administrator, however.
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May 10, 2007 4:01:56 PM

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TAT works in Vista, or at least it does on my computer. You have to run it as an administrator, however.

I saw alot of people were having issues with it. I dunno. does it worok with 32 and 64 bit vista? just curious
May 10, 2007 4:05:31 PM

I can vouch for 32-bit Vista Ultimate under administrator mode. I've never used 64-bit.
May 10, 2007 4:43:09 PM

I use coretemp in Vistax64. The latest version appears to be reading the same temps at TAT. If I recall TAT did not work for me when I first installed about a week after release.
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May 10, 2007 4:59:01 PM

could be an issue with 64bit?
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