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September 18, 2008 7:10:59 AM

hi guys
just wondering if anybody knows whats the highest speed i can achieve overclocking a q6600 on air and it being completely stable?
ill be using an x48 dfi motherboard and a zalman 9700 aftermarket cooler...
thanks.

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September 18, 2008 8:12:54 AM

3.8ghz is the highest but it depends on the chipset
here this idiot wrote the max was 3.61ghz 13 months ago( o it was me?): http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244351-28-61ghz-1ghz

3.6ghz is intel

nvidia is 3.3-3.4

9700 is ok but its pretty crappy - get a real cooler if want max -- there are many better ones

xig installer per my post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250728-28-xigmateck-t...

the new thermalright 90 rocks - its probably best hs made http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i...

9700 is a very average cooler it suffers from poor surface area and over engineering

all great coolers are copied from thermalright xp-90


while the 120 is better you run into case issues with side fans - if you want max oc you need a side door fan besides 2 front fans and 2-3 rear and top rans in your case
September 18, 2008 8:18:17 AM

ok ill change the hs...
im running my full tower with a 250mm side fan and 2 120mm one in the back and in the front...
again the mobo is an intel x48 which they say is good for OC...
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September 18, 2008 8:20:46 AM

also, i dont want pushpins so how do intall that hs?
a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
September 18, 2008 9:20:50 AM

You will have to take your mobo out (which should do even if installing a push-pin hsf) and there will be a backing plate to mount behind the CPU. simply bolt it all together with the supplied bolts!
September 18, 2008 10:22:15 AM

The maximum safe overclock also depends on the processor. A low VID (default vCore) processor will easily make 3.6ghz dead stable on air however a high VID chip like mine will require 1.475 volts or higher meaning air cooling won't cut it at 3.6ghz.
September 18, 2008 10:25:25 AM

JDocs said:
The maximum safe overclock also depends on the processor. A low VID (default vCore) processor will easily make 3.6ghz dead stable on air however a high VID chip like mine will require 1.475 volts or higher meaning air cooling won't cut it at 3.6ghz.

I disagree... My Q6600 does 3.6ghz with 1.48125V, and load temps barely reach 60C with the xiggy HDT S1283.
September 18, 2008 7:56:44 PM

i dont want anything more than 3.2ghz i want my cpu to last...
what voltage would i need for that?
also, how do i know if i got a cpu with a low vid of high vid?
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