Q6600, help needed

i have over clocked my Q6600 to 3.2ghz and 1600mhz bus

i also have 4gb of 1600mhz ram but it says its only running at 1066 so i oc it to 1333mhz.

also when i increase my ram to 1600mhz and volt from 1.5 to 1.56 it goes unstable but i dont know why?

does any one have any advice, also would you say 3.2ghz is good or should i put it up to 3.6ghz, aslo cpu temp is 40c when no load and around 46c when playing crysis!
so do you think its safe yo put it up to 3.6ghz?
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  1. definitely, 46*C is nothing. so long as it doesnt go above 65*C id say your safe. Set ur bus speed to 400mhz and ur RAM at a 1:1 ratio with it. ( should end up at 800mhz ) then ur RAM should be stable and you should be able to get some low latencies if its meant to run at 1600mhz, although i doubt that unless youve got DDR3. next time be clearer. the actual speed of the RAM is only important for games. Higher speed equals more throughput. Lower latencies equal faster launching of apps because they cycle through faster.
  2. Set the timings and voltage to the manufacturer's spec for 1600. If you want to OC higher you may need to loosen the timings and increase the voltage. Your temps are good, so see how far you can go (of course 3.6 is not guaranteed).
  3. well its running at 3.2 ghz at cpu fan at 75% and case fans at lowest speed!
    also yes ram is ddr3 and what do u mean by timings?
    also the ram volt now is 1.5 at 1066 so to get it a 1600mhz how much should i increase volt by?

    could you give me a step by step, its my first time at this! thanks
  4. Run CPU-Z and look under the SPD tab for the timings and voltages at different speeds. Set the BIOS to the ones for 1600.

    Here's an article on timings.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/26
  5. ok cool thanks, great new i got 3.44ghz and cpu no load 37c
  6. try intelburn test v1.9 if you can run this test and pass then your pc will be stable, ive got a q6600 running stable at 3.6GHz,also had it at 3.8GHz but voltage was to high and have to get better colling
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