Please can someone help me to overclock my q6600? I have read tha it is possible to get 3.4Ghz just on air cooling alone? Is this true? If so, i need help on the know-how as i can get upto 2.871Ghz and that seems to be the limit? I have an ASUS P5k Deluxe, OCZ 800mhz RAM, 8800GTS 512mb and i bought another heatsink and fan recommended to me for great overclocking potential. I have fiddled with the mobo settings but i'm not so upto date with all the new settings available to me.
There's a great thread here on OC'ing a Q6600. I got mine up to 3.6Ghz, but backed it down to 3.2Ghz to keep temps down and I think there was a little instability in my mobo at 3.6Ghz.
Its easily OCable to 3.0Ghz if you have the G0 stepping. I'm too lazy to find that OCing guide here but a quick search should bring it up. I think the author OC'd his Q6600 on an ASUS board so that should make things easier for you.
Hell even Google 'Overclock Q6600 on P5k' and see if a guide comes up.
FSB to 333Mhz
RAM Manualy set to 800Mhz
RAM timings and voltage to recomended
CPU Voltage to 1.35v
If it is not stable, raise your CPU Voltage to a max of 1.5v.
If that does not make it stable, drop your RAM to a 1:1 ratio with the FSB (667Mhz with a 333Mhz FSB).
Test stability with prime95.
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i have tried to overclock more than 1280 fsb but it wont get past boot screen? please help i dont understand what is happening and i have to reset cmos.is my motherboard crap or something its a p5k sli plus asus. i underclocked the ram so that the ratio was correct and set the timing to 4-4-4-12 t2? please help