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Q6600 @ 3.24 with 1.3v (Bios) any good?

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January 12, 2008 11:16:42 AM

i have my Q6600 running @ 3.24 stable 1.3v (Bios) 1.25-1.26 actual, Temps- idle 40 prime load 61,
bit confused as most people seem to be pumping more voltage into their Q's?

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January 12, 2008 11:20:47 AM

If it's stable on that voltage: Shut up and enjoy. :D 
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January 12, 2008 12:08:26 PM

If its stable @ that voltage, then keep it, also the temps are fine too
my E6600 is @ 3.24 with 1.3 voltage and its stable and also my idle temp is 41-43 and load temp(100% CPU usage) is 63
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January 12, 2008 12:16:03 PM

Nice overclock........

What are you using to test stability?

Just wondering because a gut who thought he had a crazy overclock with extremely low temps had his CPU at 25% load and testing only 2 cores on Orthos
January 12, 2008 1:14:30 PM

prime 95 .25 version, all 4 cores 100% load, 61 degrees hottest core.
January 12, 2008 1:42:03 PM

goodie said:
prime 95 .25 version, all 4 cores 100% load, 61 degrees hottest core.



For how long.
January 12, 2008 2:09:32 PM

8hrs small ftt & 8hrs blend
January 12, 2008 2:18:40 PM

My Q6600 was reporting very similar numbers to those at 3.4. At FSB 377, it needed 1.325 (BIOS) for stability (1.28 full load CPU-Z). Temps were at 57*C.

It starts to become more power-hungry at and beyond 3.45 GHz. Currently, I have it 400 FSB and 1.43125v BIOS (1.408 and 1.376 idle and full load respectively, CPU-Z, with full load occasionally flipping up to 1.392 and back down to 1.376 while running large FFTs). 17 hours small FFTs stable. Working on large FFTs now. Temps are at 63*C.

It gave a Prime error at 1.4125 BIOS at 400 FSB. Bumped it three notches to the final 1.43125 (BIOS), just to be extra certain (and also because CPU-Z was not showing me a bump in voltage until I went to 1.43125).

The point of all this rambling is that I'm confident your chip can go to 3.6 as well. I'm more or less convinced that the latest G0's are very efficient processors. My brother has one running at 2.7 GHz and 1.175 BIOS (1.08 CPU-Z), which is notably lower than stock voltage.
January 12, 2008 3:09:26 PM

I am a total noob when it comes to overclocking... But I do have a question about my Q6600...

I use the striker extreme mobo. I just have the auto overclock from Asus set to 15%. I used the PC Probe and it give me a warning about my CPU VTT which is 1.38.

Should i be worried abuot that voltage? My idle temps are in the high 20's and under load it only like 35-39c.
January 12, 2008 3:22:14 PM

No, I would not worry about it at all. It may be giving you a warning because the intel "max voltage" is listed at 1.35v. However, I have a feeling intel specifies it at that voltage because their crappy included heatsink can only handle voltages that high.

Regardless, your mobo is probably overvolting the thing, they always do. What frequency are you running? Do yourself a favor and check out the Q6600 overclocking guide here on the overclocking forums. It's very easy to go into BIOS and manually OC. You end up with a far more efficient OC that way.
January 12, 2008 4:27:06 PM

auto overclocks DO tend to overvolt, best start reading up on setting your own cpu vcore & FSB etc...
January 12, 2008 4:49:29 PM

CPU VTT <> CPU vCore.

Intel vCore on the Box is 1.35 Max, on the site is 1.5.

CPU VTT max is 1.55 or 1.6v
CPU PLL max is 1.55 or 1.6v

Can't remember which is which. 1.38 is fine. 1.3 or 1.2 is stock (can't remember).
January 12, 2008 7:40:19 PM

cnumartyr said:

Can't remember which is which. 1.38 is fine. 1.3 or 1.2 is stock (can't remember).

i got mine stable @3.0ghz using 1.225v (bios) 1.18v actual?
January 12, 2008 9:10:31 PM

Nice OC. Real low voltage.

There's this thing called vdroop so the actual voltage is lower than the VID.
January 12, 2008 9:54:41 PM

Goodie: I'm talking about CPU VTT. CPU VTT is NOT CPU vCore. CPU VTT is also known as FSB Termination Voltage. It has to do with the signalling on the motherboard.

And almost Evilonigiri. :p 

vDroop = Idle to Load voltage droop.
vDrop = BIOS to Windows (also known as vOffset).

Atleast I think the Drop is what you were referencing. Unless you are talking about droop preventing a spike over the VID. Which is also what drop is there for because it will spike after heavy load to idle.
January 12, 2008 10:09:27 PM

Yea I will def read up on the Q6600 guide. I wanna get to like 3 or 3.1.
January 12, 2008 10:32:14 PM

If you have decent hardware, you can get farther than 3.1
January 12, 2008 10:37:38 PM

Never knew there was a vdrop :p 

But yeah I was referring to the droop to prevent the voltage going higher than the VID. Works both ways doesn't it. :D 
January 12, 2008 10:40:09 PM

Evilonigiri said:
Never knew there was a vdrop :p 

But yeah I was referring to the droop to prevent the voltage going higher than the VID. Works both ways doesn't it. :D 



Lol, there's too much stuff to know it all!

But yea.. VID is the max spec set in BIOS, offset brings that down to idle levels so that when it spikes after heavy load to idle it won't go over VID. Vdroop drops it below vOffset level so that it won't spike from the offset point over the VID... Haha.. It gets confusing.
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