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XFX 780i SLI w/ q6600, ddr2 800 2gbx2

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September 14, 2009 8:44:13 AM

I looked around everywhere for solution to my overclocking question but couldn't find anything useful.

I have a XFX nForce 780i SLI board, OCZ DDR2 800 2GBx2 SLI RAM, 9800GTX GPU, with a Intel Q6600, 750W Ultra PSU.

I want a little more performance without going water-cooled. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys.
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September 14, 2009 9:29:49 AM

^ Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooler or the stock one? And have you tried overclocking ? Do you know what is the stepping of that Q6600?
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September 14, 2009 11:18:42 AM

This is my first build. So I am learning. Sadly the hard way. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
September 15, 2009 10:35:43 AM

Ok...I did it... :)  I used a Bus speed of 333 and a Multiplier of 9, so I am getting a FSB of 1333.7 All my temps are running in normal range with the air cooling that I have currently installed. I put a small fan pointed at the computer until I get my new Heat sink. Now for the RAM...Is it even worth overclocking the RAM?
September 15, 2009 12:12:23 PM

speciosusnex said:
Ok...I did it... :)  I used a Bus speed of 333 and a Multiplier of 9, so I am getting a FSB of 1333.7 All my temps are running in normal range with the air cooling that I have currently installed. I put a small fan pointed at the computer until I get my new Heat sink. Now for the RAM...Is it even worth overclocking the RAM?


yes it is worth it, my computer load *** faster then all my friends... i believe this is because of the ram overclock
September 15, 2009 3:53:14 PM

Ok, I changed my times to those specified but it put my computer into SAFE MODE...Which in return slowed everything down.
September 15, 2009 4:38:36 PM

I hear a lot of people are running the memory at 2.00V with timings of 5-5-5-15 OCd at 1066, or timings of 4-4-4-12 at 800 Mhz.
September 15, 2009 9:37:06 PM

hey this is the second time im going to post this
go here
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?...
i have the same memory as you... you can put 2.2v in to that ram... OCZ says its ok if you do that... go to the link i sent you and you can read about the 2.2v and all the other timings.... btw stick with the slower Mhz with the tighter timings it will work out better in the end.
September 15, 2009 9:41:03 PM

btw i have the same Ram as you and my timings are
5-4-3-8
September 15, 2009 9:54:02 PM

oh and you computer is going in to safe mode because you did something wrong... up the voltage and set those timings to 5-5-5-12. then restart your computer
after it loads your OS turn your computer off and try 5-4-5-12, if your OS loads try 5-4-4-12, then 5-4-3-12... keep trying till you get to 5-4-3-8, or till your system wont boot up properly... then you know what your system can handle.... OH and there are other settings and times you need to set. check that link i sent you, all the advance setting are on that page.. that link was the best page i could find for my self, and its off the OCZ forum... you know it has to be good
September 15, 2009 10:15:20 PM

Appreciate it! Ill get to it. I did what that website said...I had to of got something mixed up. Ill keep at it.
September 15, 2009 10:19:29 PM

this might help you out...
look at the link i sent you
check the first set of images
follow there setting on the window on the left side of the screen shot
if those dont work then try setting them a little higher then whats listed
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September 16, 2009 12:37:50 AM

I got the same board and the ram timings that I use is 5/5/5/15/CMT2 bank cycle time 26 (auto for the bank timing) at 2.00v. Also I oc my e6400 to 3.4ghz on this board so it can easily reach good speeds but when doing so knowing how to figure out the best possible ram timings is a must. Also look into doing the fan mod. On the side the compound they use with these boards drys out easily so in a few months when you eventually clean it replace the compound for the chipsets.
MCP temps avg around 30-45c.
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