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3Dmark06 score 13968 good? Question? Spec below!

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January 17, 2008 5:56:51 AM

Hey guys,

Thanks for your help last week. I was able to get Q6600 running on D975XBX version 304. I have to say it runs great. 1 problem is I cannot overclock in bios because of the locked multiplier. The only way is I found a software called setFSB (google search) which allows me to do only the FSB and ram in windows not the multiplier, so i was able to overclock to 2.6 small increase of 200 mhz. If you guys know another way to unlock it I'm opened to suggestion. I do not want soder anything as I have figity hands. Well here are my specs below. Replies welcome
don know if this link will work
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/resultanalyzer.jsp?pr... CCC 7.12
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/resultanalyzer.jsp?pr... CCC 8.1 UPDATED

D975XBX rev.304
Q6600 @ 2.6
Zalman cnp9500 cpu cooler
2 gigs of crucial ballastix ram DDR2 800
2 raptor 74gigs in raid 0
2-hd3870 in crossfire
audigy 2ZS
antec NEO HE 550watt

Thanks,
Ghostmann
January 17, 2008 6:00:54 AM

OOPS sorry here are my temps for the cpu


IDLE 33c-37c
full load 42c-47c

GPU temps

idle 59c
full load 72c
January 17, 2008 6:06:38 AM

What about your GPU ?
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January 17, 2008 6:17:55 AM

All Q6600s come with a locked multiplier.
Standard method for ocing Intel chips is by raising the fsb, and using a divider on the ram. For example, if you set ram to 133/533, it would allow a 50% oc before the ram hit it's normal timing.
It's probably the ram that is holding your oc back.
You could probably get an extra 50 or 100 mhz by dialing your ram voltage up a step.
Sorry no solder or other tricks for multis any more.
January 17, 2008 5:18:30 PM

Hey thanks for the reply::

I have a questions so if I go into bios and change the ram voltage manually to 2.1 or 2.2 I can get a extra 50-100mz out of the FSB. Right now it says the voltage is set to default not sure what voltage that is. The ballastix ram has a rating of 2.2 if I'am correct. Also I noticed my timings were set at 5-5-5-15 not the 4-4-4-12 which is What the ram is rated at. Would that make a difference too? I just dont know how everyone else is getting 3.2-3.6mhz out of the processors. Is it because of my Motherboard or software I'm using. This is the only way I can overclock on this board. due to the locked FSB is Bios.

Thanks Again
January 17, 2008 5:26:12 PM

check out my sig

you should be able to get that quad higher...its not true that their multis are necessarily locked

they have an upper limit of 9 (6-9)

your mobo might not have the option perhaps?

but you should do fine just fiddling with your FSB anyway
January 17, 2008 5:28:03 PM

It's not bad.. but it just makes me happy I went with a single 8800 GTS over a Crossfire setup.. No offense.
January 17, 2008 7:07:18 PM

Um...in my opinion, a 3870 in xfire should yield a higher score than 13.9k in 3dmark06. Try overclocking the processor to see if it's bottlenecking. I mean I've seen crossfire setups reach 17 and 18k in 3dmark06, might want to check that out.
January 17, 2008 9:05:00 PM

cnumartyr said:
It's not bad.. but it just makes me happy I went with a single 8800 GTS over a Crossfire setup.. No offense.

Quit bragging!

Do you need to make everyone else miserable (like me) because you got frekin 17000+?!

Anyways, to the OP, I think that score is a tad low. Could be the drivers. Or perhaps the cpu that might be bottlenecking.
January 17, 2008 10:25:32 PM

Evilonigiri said:
Quit bragging!

Do you need to make everyone else miserable (like me) because you got frekin 17000+?!

Anyways, to the OP, I think that score is a tad low. Could be the drivers. Or perhaps the cpu that might be bottlenecking.


If I wanted to brag I'd put it under water and volt mod.
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