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maximum safe Q6600 G0 vcore

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May 31, 2008 8:33:01 PM

Hello,

What is the maximum vcore for Q6600 G0 stepping? Please tell me both in bios and cpuz reading. My Q6600 is running now at 3.4 with 1.44 V to 1.456 V in cpuz. I am not sure it is safe voltage for a long run. The temperature never exceeds 70C during stress test. So, temperature is not an issue, but the voltage. Please let me know.

Thanks.

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May 31, 2008 10:56:43 PM

Hello there,

There are 17 reads so far but no reply. Come on. I need your advice. Help me.

Thanks.
May 31, 2008 11:10:41 PM

Noone want's to say something is safe with overclocking.
There are always risks involved.

Intel's specs state a Vcore of 0.85V - 1.5V for a Q6600 - G0 - SLACR
If you ask Intel everything except VID(over or under it) in BIOS is UNSAFE and VOIDS your warranty. The rest is your personal comfort zone.

IMO everything over VID is unsafe but everything upto 1.5V is acceptable.
I run my chip at 3.0GHz with 1.225V Vcore in BIOS. My VID is 1.3V.
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June 1, 2008 7:26:02 AM

safe?

at 1.45v i would estimate

24/7 100% ouput is 3-4 years vs 7-10 years with a normal computer left on 24/7 used 7 days a week 10 hours a day at moderate load mix of gaming, internet and work.

dells 1.6v+ will last 2-3 years in server at full use

while stock speeds will run 7-10 years at unoverclocked

whats safe?


safe for gaming is 1.5v max for 5 years plus with a very small probability of a problem

safe for server with 24/7 usage is 1.3-1.35v for the 7 year average life

again safe for what?

if you want to beat the sdmark06 score i would guess 1.6-1.65 is safe
June 1, 2008 1:19:11 PM

dragonsprayer said:
safe?

at 1.45v i would estimate

24/7 100% ouput is 3-4 years vs 7-10 years with a normal computer left on 24/7 used 7 days a week 10 hours a day at moderate load mix of gaming, internet and work.

dells 1.6v+ will last 2-3 years in server at full use

while stock speeds will run 7-10 years at unoverclocked

whats safe?


safe for gaming is 1.5v max for 5 years plus with a very small probability of a problem

safe for server with 24/7 usage is 1.3-1.35v for the 7 year average life

again safe for what?

if you want to beat the sdmark06 score i would guess 1.6-1.65 is safe


what i mean safe is: Stay within the manufacturer's voltage limit. I read somewhere online that Q6600 G0 can go up to 1.5 V. That is the highest limit. Let's say how long it can last if i have 24/7 use ( everyday use and some light gaming) at 1.5 V.

Thanks.
June 1, 2008 9:39:55 PM

dragonsprayer said:
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at 1.45v i would estimate 24/7 100% ouput is 3-4 years
...
while stock speeds will run 7-10 years at unoverclocked
...
safe for gaming is 1.5v max for 5 years plus with a very small probability of a problem

So at a Vcore of 1.45V you get around 3-5 years (with your load description you might get more).

Intel specifications for Q6600 :
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLA...
June 1, 2008 10:16:20 PM

i dont know where all you people got the figure from.if its base on the manufacture then nothing wouldnt last over a year in a PC and 3 years for intel's CPU.

but just dont let the vcore go above 70C and no more then 1.5V in windows in CPU-Z
June 1, 2008 11:32:32 PM

Intel's warranty says it will last 3years in the worst conditions imaginable.
Low airflow, very dusty, cramped cases with the stock cooler.
So for 3 years 24/7 at 65-70C in the worst case at VID.
Running your chip at 15% over stock voltage is about the same "wear and tear" as running it in the worst possible conditions.
By order of damage done with time : voltage > heat >> ... >> frequency
June 1, 2008 11:58:00 PM

why not just all max out and see how long before it wont boot and giving you tons of BSOD?
June 2, 2008 12:07:37 AM

^Cause you want your chip to last until the next full system upgrade.
June 2, 2008 12:19:22 AM

so you are those people who dont upgrade parts then.well im not.i do partially upgrade then about 5 year a full new system.
June 2, 2008 12:34:53 AM

I buy a new system every 3 years or so. 1992, 1995, 1998, late 2000, early 2005, late 2007.
I call a CPU/MB combo a new system. Everything else is as needed. :)