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October 14, 2008 2:31:34 PM

Major prob. I have Intel DG31PR + Q6600+ 400w PSU + stock fans
I wanna OC to 3 GHz :(  HELP!!!
I'm counting on you guys

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October 14, 2008 2:43:25 PM

dont overclock if your using stock heatsink. the high temps will kill your processor.
October 14, 2008 7:57:07 PM

^^ what he said. intel boards are not good for overclocking
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October 14, 2008 8:35:27 PM

when you do go to overclock, 3 GHz is the "easiest" to hit because of the 6850, same chip, same multiplier, different bus. Just raise the bus up to 333 from 266, and up the voltage to ~1.25-1.3. Have your memory run however you want it, minimum DDR-2 667. Leaving it on auto most every board will take care of the voltage and it will work fine. 333x9= 3 GHz.

Being a stock intel board, you may need a little more luck than anything.
October 15, 2008 2:31:25 AM

Anyway guys, I overclocked to 3GHz using ClockGen. It boots up just fine, but my 3D Mark 06 score increased by just about a 100 or so. Its at 3340 now
October 15, 2008 4:48:39 PM

Should have increased more than that. Actually, you should have gotten higher than that at stock speeds.

Normal score for a Q6600 is ~3600 in 3DM06. @ 3.0 most people get over 4k.

Maybe your 8600 does something to the CPU's score...

Why didn't you overclock in the BIOS?
October 19, 2008 12:34:50 AM

Because its an intel board and all the things FSB, multiplier, voltage, are locked
October 29, 2008 9:12:15 AM

Clock gen wouldn't help if it can control the board. The board is locked as per Intel standard.
Change the motherboard, get a new after market sink. Period.
November 8, 2008 3:39:04 PM

The Asus P5Q Pro is a good overclocker and has the same features as the more expensive Asus P5Q Deluxe. My P5Q Deluxe and Q6600 (VID 1.32) have hit a very stable 3.0 ghz at 1.272 V.
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