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
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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
antec NEO HE 550watt
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.
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.
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.