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Need some advice on how to set this up properly

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June 15, 2008 2:35:31 PM

Hey folks,

I thought I would post here to try and get some suggestions on how I should OC the CPU, memory GPU etc on this. Or any thoughts to make my benchmark of 14673 a bit better.

This is my DXDiag
System Information
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Time of this report: 6/15/2008, 08:23:03
Machine name: BOBBY-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.071023-1545)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: EP35-DS3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1139MB used, 4578MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file ctaud2k.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 2: The file ctaud2k.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9501)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9501&SUBSYS_E620174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 1915 MB
Dedicated Memory: 508 MB
Shared Memory: 1407 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell 1707FP(Digital)
Driver Name: atidxx32.dll,atidxx64,atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.dat,atiumd64,atiumd6a,atitmm64
Driver Version: 7.15.0010.0096 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/29/2008 00:10:09, 1499136 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:

Of course from the DXDiag:
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP35-DS3R Ver2.1
Memory: OCZ OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
Power Supply 600 Watt CoolerMaster
CPU Intel Q6600 Quad
Creative SB HIFI Extreme Gamer
Sapphire Radeon HD3870 Toxic 512
Maxtor 160GB 7200 HD SATA

Everything is Air cooled with 4 fans. I can run Most games on High settings with no tweaking. But get stuttering on some .

I can get the CPU up to 3.1GB and No more than 1125 on the Ram without the Computer shutting down or freezing. The temp never goes above 65 degree C when I am doing these adjustments.

I don't know what I am missing, I do know that with this setup, I should be doing alot better in the games and the benchmarks should be abit better in my own opinion.

I have the disc to go to Vista Home premium 64 bit instead of 32bit if this would help, but I am concerned that some of my applications that I use and some of the games I play will not work.

So in closing any ideas from you folks would be appreciated.

Oh yeah, Bios and drivers are up to date. Done those this morning.

Thanks in advance
Bobby

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June 16, 2008 11:54:27 PM

What kind of HSF do you have on your q6600?

Have you bumped up the voltage at all?

Have you tried overclocking the video card with riva tuner?
June 17, 2008 10:24:48 PM

Not sure what you mean my HSF sorry. I have not touched the voltage and yes I have played around with the Riva Tuner.

I have heard tell of folks using one core for one thing and another core of the cpu for another, I am not sure this is even possible. When it comes to tweaking, I know the basic stuff and can mess around with with most of the stuff.

Guess what i am saying is I need help in making this thing work better with only the basic understanding in how things work on the tweaking side of things.

Bobby
June 17, 2008 10:32:35 PM

HSF= HeatSink Fan aka cooler

get coretemp and list your VID here.did you read the OC started sticky?
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