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Q6600 B3 @ 3GHZ

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July 30, 2007 3:05:31 PM

Hi guys, I just wanted to know whether this overclock is average/strange/whatnot, and what you think about my temps. I am a first time overclocker, and also a university student who bought this rig on a budget :) .

Q6600 B3 @3GHZ, 9x333, 1.375 VCore
P5K Vanilla
2GB 800 Crucial Ballistix
Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 7
Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case

7+ hours stable w/ 2x Orthos & core affinities set.

TAT/Coretemp Temperatures:
Idle: ~45C
Full 2x Orthos load: 62-65C (the first two cores stayed near 65, the other two stayed near 62; temperatures never rose above 65C)
Playing Oblivion: ~50C

I couldn't get the small fft Orthos tests running for more than half an hour on anything less than 1.375Vcore, although the Mem/CPU stress testing ran at much lower voltages.

I've heard about people using only 1.2625Vcore, and found that super surprising.

What do you think?

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July 31, 2007 3:00:40 PM

The vCore does sound a little high but that varies significantly from chip to chip. Considering that your cooling solution is rather weak your temps are fine.
I don't believe many of the claims that I see for vCore and temps. Doesn't matter what others get anyway - it's what I can get that counts. If you wish you can probably get to 3.2 or 3.3 with your current setup. You don't want temps to exceed about 70c with a quad chip. My personal limit for vCore is 1.55.
Better cooling such as Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler or the Tuniq tower 120 would give you a big improvement.
August 2, 2007 7:36:58 AM

I run my system (B3 Q6600) @ 1.2625 vcore in the bios which is 1.232 V as-per CPU-Z. Can you poast a screenshot of your machine running coretemp? I wanna know what your VID value is... mine is 1.2875V. I'm going to guess your VID is higher.
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August 2, 2007 11:37:08 AM

You cant just recommend thermalright thats all I ever see anyone recommend, unfortunately theres quite a bit issue that which is that it is HUGE. Doesn't even fit in most cases.

The cooler you have is a highly recommended one, that said your voltages are indeed quite high, you may want to back the CPU down to 2.8ghz to lower those voltages.
August 6, 2007 12:59:41 AM

I’m not so sure I would be worrying about your Temp. I am currently running a Q6600 B3, overclocked to 3.2 and I’m water cooled. My idle core temps are all between 38C to 45C, always hopping around. And under full load they creep up towards 60C. My current V Core is 1.382, and VID is 1.300.
Hope this eases your mind!

Matt
August 6, 2007 1:18:49 AM

as long as your computer isn't hitting 70c ( or higher) you are ok.

besides even if your cpu stayed at 70c and died within 3-4 years by then you probably want to upgrade or having a few bucks to spend on another cpu of the same kind.


Hatman said:
You cant just recommend thermalright thats all I ever see anyone recommend, unfortunately theres quite a bit issue that which is that it is HUGE. Doesn't even fit in most cases.

The cooler you have is a highly recommended one, that said your voltages are indeed quite high, you may want to back the CPU down to 2.8ghz to lower those voltages.



... dude, case & point: you shouldn't be ocing in the first place if you can't afford to get a big enough case to fit the over clocking materials.

i will never understand overclockers sometimes.

the guy with a q6600 @ 3.0ghz... do you ever feel any lag?

( one more thing i got my e6400 up to 3.8 on air with the p180 case and the 120 extreme cpu cooler.) it would be safe to stay that i dont feel a lag. anyone wanna guess the temps? hint: its in the 50's when loaded 100% ( with normal room temp). i never actually got done ocing my e6400. i just got lazy :p 
August 6, 2007 1:20:58 AM

Damm dt, you think along the same line as I do. Really, by next year I will be upgrading to something else for sure..........No telling what's next!!

August 6, 2007 1:26:59 AM




eh, mjb... i get withdrawals ( sp? ) if i don't upgrade my computer every year. if i get that q6600 im gonna try my best to hold off for 2 years.

big edit: im tellin ya man. anyone that builds a pc ( and ocs of course) knows that ocing is a fun game to play :) . after its over you need something else to play with.
August 6, 2007 1:39:42 AM

Right On!!
August 7, 2007 1:07:53 AM


Yay! I have a B3 and stable at 3.2Ghz. I will go for more when I get bored.
:D 
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