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OC Q6600 with no watercooling what is the BOUNDARYS? can you help me

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August 16, 2008 12:13:08 PM

I want to oc my Q6600 and I don't have watercooling, I reached 3.00 GHZ and I didn't raise the volatge,I set the whole thing to manual so nothing is Raised, And I manaegd to keep the temp under 60.
can I push it a little bit higher,can the cpu handle 70?
I don't want to harm the cpu, and what about the voltage
what does it do? shall I keep it 1.262 or is it better to raise it???
I want to get the maximum of my Q6600 without damaging it. Can you help me
My PC is:
MB: P35 DS3R FBS:1333 (OC:1600) DDRII 1066 (OC:1200)
VGA: ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB
CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600
HDD: WD 500 GB 32MB 7200 RPM
PSU: 500W Amacrox
RAM: A Data 1GB 1066+ X2
August 16, 2008 12:46:35 PM

There's no boundaries if you're bold. However, this site isn't overclocker-oriented, so don't be surprised if someone says "be afraid of high voltages. blah blah blah." I've seen 1 or 2 overclocks about 4Ghz on that cpu on air cooling at evga.com & an overclocking forum.

The weakest link in your specs would be the psu. It might give out if it's crap.

There are 2 steppings. 62.2C VS 71C. Keep it 5C less than max under load. Use cpuz to find out about yours. Or look at the cpu box for the sSpec Number in the URL.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL9...
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLA...
August 16, 2008 5:29:17 PM

It depends wat stepping u have. the go stepping is slightly better at oc.
My q6600 is running at 3.2ghz currently. u should keep ur voltage around 1.3v for a mild oc. Mines running at 1.32v. perfectly stable and it shouldnt damage the chip at all at that speed. ur chip runs slightly hotter then mine my temps r 35-38c idle and 50-55c load.
August 17, 2008 1:00:20 PM

thanx guys.
I'll set my voltage to 1.3 and the cpu to 3.2 and hope that the temps will be less than 60c under load.
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