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October 6, 2008 10:59:16 PM

Hi!
I've got new mb and overclocked the cpu to 3 ghz, temps are 49-53 idle and up to 67c at load
the temps are seem too high, even if the cpu at stock speed the max teps i got were 58c after playing Warhead for 20 minutes. (Used real temp and HW monitor to check the temps)

system:
MB: Striker II Formula
CPU: Q6600 G0 @3.0ghz ( Cooler: Zalman CNPS 9500A LED)
Ram: OCZ Reaper @1066 5-5-5-15 2T
VGA: Inno3d 8800 GT OC with Du ORB Cooler
HDD: ST Barracuda 320 GB


my voltages:
cpu voltage: 1.4375
cpu pll (don't know what it is) 1.50
cpu vtt (don't know what it is) 1.40
memory: 2.20
NB core (don't know what it is) 1.20
SB core (don't know what it is) AUTO
1.2HT 1.20
Bridge core (don't know what it is) 1.20

Can somebody tell me the meanings of features i don't know?
Is my CPU cooler is good enough ?(I used arctic silver paste whith it and it seated properly)

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October 6, 2008 11:19:43 PM

samod said:
Hi!
I've got new mb and overclocked the cpu to 3 ghz, temps are 49-53 idle and up to 67c at load
the temps are seem too high, even if the cpu at stock speed the max teps i got were 58c after playing Warhead for 20 minutes. (Used real temp and HW monitor to check the temps)

system:
MB: Striker II Formula
CPU: Q6600 G0 @3.0ghz ( Cooler: Zalman CNPS 9500A LED)
Ram: OCZ Reaper @1066 5-5-5-15 2T
VGA: Inno3d 8800 GT OC with Du ORB Cooler
HDD: ST Barracuda 320 GB


my voltages:
cpu voltage: 1.4375
cpu pll (don't know what it is) 1.50
cpu vtt (don't know what it is) 1.40
memory: 2.20
NB core (don't know what it is) 1.20
SB core (don't know what it is) AUTO
1.2HT 1.20
Bridge core (don't know what it is) 1.20

Can somebody tell me the meanings of features i don't know?
Is my CPU cooler is good enough ?(I used arctic silver paste whith it and it seated properly)


Reduce your cpu voltage and test it for stability. You do not normally need 1.4375 V for 3 G.
October 7, 2008 8:47:57 PM

Definitely lower the vcore. Some Q6600's can reach 3ghz on stock voltage.
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October 8, 2008 2:24:19 PM

Even with really bad vdrop and droop, you still should be way under that vcore for that overclock. Set your vcore to 1.35 in your bios, and work your way down/up (most likely down) from there.
October 9, 2008 3:48:18 AM

i reached that speed with only 1.32 so yeah u should lower ur vcore...
October 15, 2008 6:35:49 PM

I got 3.0 with 1.25. Your voltage is WAY too high.
October 15, 2008 10:44:23 PM

i had my q6600 at 3.2 (400x8) with 1.38 vcore. ^^ ditto
October 17, 2008 6:29:50 AM

This may be rehashing a bit but, take a Q6600 to 3.0 you:

1. Set CPU ratio to manual and set FSB frequency to: 333 and PCI-e frequency to: 100
2. Set DRAM frequency for DDR2 to: 1067
Set DRAM command rate to: 2T
Set DRAM timing control to: manual and 5-5-5-15 (if that is correct for your DRAM)
3. Set CPU voltage to: 1.35V
Set DRAM voltage to: 2.30V for GSkill (PC2: 8 500 HK)
Set FSB terminal voltage: 1.20V
Set Northbridge voltage: 1.25V
Set Southbridge voltage: 1.05V
4. Advanced CPU configuration: set CIE support to disable

< EXIT and SAVE changes>

Is that everything? I reference to setting to 3.0, I had read 1.35V is preferred. Too high?


October 17, 2008 6:36:04 AM

^why 1066mhz for 333mhz fsb... anything above 667mhz would be overkill and provide no more performance..
October 17, 2008 8:02:13 AM

667 sufficient then? Looking for a mild overclock and want to be sure I am not overdoing it.

Thank you!
October 19, 2008 10:18:32 AM

lol well you bench it at as it is now 1066 and then at 667 see how much benefit you get :lol:  just put your RAM at double the FSB eg 266 fsb=533 RAM

or if your mobo can run it sync/1:1 "divider"
!