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Q6600 B3 Voltage Readings !?!?!

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July 24, 2009 3:43:02 AM

I have a Q6600 B3 sitting at 2.8GHZ right now
at stock with voltage at auto
I noticed that CPU-Z showed me that I had 1.424V for my CPU

this however doesn't make sense for me because people hit 3.4GHZ with 1.24150V :S

I have the Corsair H50 Liquid cooling ( or sub-liquid for naysayers ) so temps are not an issue

at 2.8GHZ with an apprently 1.424V
IDLE=27C
LOAD=42C

Can someone tell me if my Processor is fuked up, or if its not made for overclocking, and how would I hit 3GHZ without my Quad-core turning into a Dual core which requires me to reset my CMOS ( i know every chip is different )

For people who need my System Specs

Asus Striker II Extreme
Q6600 B3 @ 2.8GHZ
4GB DDR3-1375MHZ 7-7-7-20
GTX 295
1000W PSU
Antec 1200 ( so airflow and cooling is not a Problem )
Corsair H50

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a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2009 3:51:06 AM

TerminatorXT said:
I have a Q6600 B3 sitting at 2.8GHZ right now
at stock with voltage at auto
I noticed that CPU-Z showed me that I had 1.424V for my CPU

this however doesn't make sense for me because people hit 3.4GHZ with 1.24150V :S

I have the Corsair H50 Liquid cooling ( or sub-liquid for naysayers ) so temps are not an issue

at 2.8GHZ with an apprently 1.424V
IDLE=27C
LOAD=42C

Can someone tell me if my Processor is fuked up, or if its not made for overclocking, and how would I hit 3GHZ without my Quad-core turning into a Dual core which requires me to reset my CMOS ( i know every chip is different )

For people who need my System Specs

Asus Striker II Extreme
Q6600 B3 @ 2.8GHZ
4GB DDR3-1375MHZ 7-7-7-20
GTX 295
1000W PSU
Antec 1200 ( so airflow and cooling is not a Problem )
Corsair H50



Hey man,
Did you ever think that when the voltage was set to "auto" that it may be liberal handing out voltage?


This is why most overclockers will set the voltage manually. Motherboards are notorius for giving to much voltage for something that doesnt require it.

Set the voltage manually. ;) 
a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2009 3:52:13 AM

TerminatorXT said:


Can someone tell me if my Processor is fuked up, or if its not made for overclocking, and how would I hit 3GHZ without my Quad-core turning into a Dual core which requires me to reset my CMOS ( i know every chip is different )


Can you elaborate?

Why would your quad core turn into a dual core? :p 
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July 24, 2009 3:54:40 AM

overshocked said:
Hey man,
Did you ever think that when the voltage was set to "auto" that it may be liberal handing out voltage?


This is why most overclockers will set the voltage manually. Motherboards are notorius for giving to much voltage for something that doesnt require it.

Set the voltage manually. ;) 


I tried 1.2 Volts
Blue screen
then 1.3
Blue Screen

so I kinda gave up

how do I hit the sweet spot???

Quote:
Can you elaborate?

Why would your quad core turn into a dual core? :p 


I hit 3.1GHZ without any voltage changes and it turned into a dual core
all my core monitoring programs showed 2 cores
a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2009 4:04:28 AM

TerminatorXT said:
I tried 1.2 Volts
Blue screen
then 1.3
Blue Screen

so I kinda gave up

how do I hit the sweet spot???

Quote:
Can you elaborate?

Why would your quad core turn into a dual core? :p 


I hit 3.1GHZ without any voltage changes and it turned into a dual core
all my core monitoring programs showed 2 cores



Sounds like you lost the chip lottery, what mobo are you using?

You could try adding some voltage to the NB
a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2009 4:05:25 AM

TerminatorXT said:
I tried 1.2 Volts
Blue screen
then 1.3
Blue Screen

so I kinda gave up

how do I hit the sweet spot???

Quote:
Can you elaborate?

Why would your quad core turn into a dual core? :p 


I hit 3.1GHZ without any voltage changes and it turned into a dual core
all my core monitoring programs showed 2 cores



Did your bios set it to disable 2 cores?

Maybe someone with a Core 2 quad core can chime in.... I only have an e8500 and a i7
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