I'm getting ready to build a Q6600 (Q0) system. Can anybody suggest a reasonably conservative build for an overclocked Q6600 system?
I've read a lot of OC threads here, and most of them seem a bit too extreme for my taste. Lots of fans, extra voltage, the best components, high temperature, everything to squeeze every bit of performance from an overworked CPU.
All I really want is a conservative build that would give me reasonobly good performance boost, without too much risk.
My last attempt at building an overclocked system was the Celeron 300A back in college, oc'ed to 450 mhz. It was a very stable system that hardly required any modifications to system components at all. The computer served me well for many, many years.
Is there a reasonable target OC for a Q6600? I expect the PC to remain operational for the next 4+ years, so I'm not willing to take too many risks.
yes and no... while 3ghz is really a "conservative" OC and shud NOT damage ur processor, its not a guarantee tat u wont have to increase voltage.. some chips run hotter and some cooler.. some OC higher n some lower.. It depends on wat u get But, FWIW, I am running 6600 @ 3ghz since the past year (24/7) and my temps dont exceed 45 under load (prime95). Been as high as 3.6 for benchmarking..