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Help overclocking q6600 on air cooling???

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a b K Overclocking
August 15, 2008 12:06:20 PM

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.

Please help if possible.


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August 15, 2008 12:21:22 PM

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.
August 15, 2008 12:25:40 PM

In the BIOS change:

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.
a b K Overclocking
August 15, 2008 9:41:45 PM

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 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