Q6600 B3 Voltage Readings !?!?!

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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  1. 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. ;)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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