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Q6600 G0 overclocking HELP

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December 8, 2007 7:37:01 PM

Alright well i used my warranty from intel to exchange my old B3 cpu for a new one, which i luckily got a G0 stepping version. Heres the thing, my new G0 is running much cooler than my B3 except it has a stock VID of 1.3250v WTF! My B3 had a stock VID of 1.2875v. I had my B3 stable at 3.2ghz with 1.4000v i cant even get this G0 stable at 3.2 with 1.4050v, oddly my Abit IP-35 Pro wont let me change my voltage to anything lower than 1.3250v which is weird. At 3.2 however my G0 only peaks at about 43c which is extremely cool but i cant get it stable. Please help, how could i have such a high VID and it require so much voltage? Could it be my motherboard?

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December 8, 2007 10:01:35 PM

Uh anyone? Ive even tried getting 3.5 ghz stable at 1.5050v and it crashed as soon as i ran prime95, how could my cpu overclock so poorly.
December 8, 2007 10:12:04 PM

Um.

It's the luck of the draw, you don't have a great G0.

Either RMA it or put more voltage into it at 3.2 GHz to get it stable.
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December 8, 2007 10:27:00 PM

see i used the warranty once already, could i just say this one isnt working either and do it again?
December 8, 2007 10:29:37 PM

papasmurf211 said:
see i used the warranty once already, could i just say this one isnt working either and do it again?


That's up to you and Intel. If you are that worried about OCing then it might be best to send it back for a new one.
December 8, 2007 10:31:01 PM

I guess their is a batch of bad G0 cuz mine wouldnt even hit 3.0Ghz with out 1.45 volts. My E4400 hits 2.93 with a minimal voltage increase.
December 8, 2007 10:31:24 PM

well i definetly want to send it back, what im asking is if you know if intel will care if its the second time. Will they get suspiscious and test it this time, or just not really care. Another thing, even at 3.5ghz with 1.5v this cpu was idling at 30c.. how is so cool if this chip overclocks so poorly.
December 8, 2007 10:38:52 PM

papasmurf211 said:
well i definetly want to send it back, what im asking is if you know if intel will care if its the second time. Will they get suspiscious and test it this time, or just not really care. Another thing, even at 3.5ghz with 1.5v this cpu was idling at 30c.. how is so cool if this chip overclocks so poorly.


Mine idles at 29C with 1.5v at 3.8 GHz. Idle temps don't mean much. It's the load temps and it's all about how much voltage it takes to get it stable.

I'd just call them and tell then it was running hot or something stupid, anything.
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