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IP35 pro + Q6600 + DDR2 1000 overclocking help

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February 28, 2008 7:50:08 PM

It feels somewhat dumb to post this figuring this Mobo is supposed to be an overclocker's delight of options for even the stupid, but unfortunately I'm not sure where to start.

I'm an OC newbie (mostly due to fear of breaking my own expensive equipment.) I've built countless machines, but never OC'ed anything but :insert horrible pun here:.

Hopefully my attempt at humor has kept you reading so: My goal is to OC the processor to at least 3.0 ghz and get a 1:1 with the FSB at 1000MHz (or whatever's closest)

I know the board can handle it
I know the Q6600 can surpass 3.0 easy, i'd probably be comfortable with 3.2 max but I'm not water cooling (fear again)
I know the RAM is rated to handle DDR2 1000 i just need to up it.

Basically i need a kick (in the face) start guide on how to go about doing this, I want to do it in the BIOS if possible and not the Guru software to keep from as many issues as possible.

Inventory:
-Abit IP35 Pro mobo
-G.Skill DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) RAM
-Intel Q6600 Quad Core CPU
-Smarts, but no balls

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February 28, 2008 8:35:56 PM

There's a guide here. Read that and understand everything. If you don't get anything, ask here.

Then OC away.
March 9, 2008 11:16:46 AM

Thats gonna be fun! I have a FSB of 1900 to get sync at 950! I dunno how far up that board will go! (475) Flame on, and more voltage too! Oh, make sure you use a 8 x multi, hehe, thats 3.8 at x8. Dunno what it would be at 9x, hehe, but not good for most q6xxx!

--Lupi!
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March 10, 2008 2:10:36 AM

Lupiron said:
Thats gonna be fun! I have a FSB of 1900 to get sync at 950! I dunno how far up that board will go! (475) Flame on, and more voltage too! Oh, make sure you use a 8 x multi, hehe, thats 3.8 at x8. Dunno what it would be at 9x, hehe, but not good for most q6xxx!

Really now? Why do you say that?

I've seen countless people using 9x400MHz setting on their Q6600.
March 10, 2008 5:05:46 AM

He wanted his memory in sync, at 1000mhz. I was pointing out that to get sync at 1900 FSB, its only 950 mhz. So thats 9 x 475. ;)  So, what MoBo settings you need to have a stable 2000 FSB anyways?

While that P5k-e didnt have any problems at 1900. This 780i sure does! So far I am stuck using that x 9 multi at 400. Waaahhh! And the huge VDroop makes me have to set the bios vcore like 5 notches higher than on the p5k-e!

AND... my water block is a larger one, and because the 780i has capacitors and junk so near the CPU socket, it cant make a tight fit! While on the p5k-e, the capacitors were smaller, and it fit fine. So that was several hours wasted! But I learned that it didnt fit!

--Lupi!
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