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Overclocked q6600 @ 3.2 confirm setting?

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November 2, 2009 8:21:49 AM

Hey all, I've overclocked my q6600 to 3.2Gb without too much trouble on a gigabyte ep45-dq6 and 2x2Gb 1066 but am unsure on my current ram settings.
cpu-z lists my DRAM Frequency as 445 (x2 =890Mhz actual) and FSB:D RAM ratio as 4:5 with timings of 5,6,6,21. To me this doesnt seem right for 1066Mhz rated ram especially with that ratio. Can anyone guide my on how to correct this? I am new to overclocking and the steps may have to be dumbed down a little for me to fully understand them but any help you guys are willing to give would be great. Thanks in advance :D 

*Edit: vcore is 1.35 and ram voltage is at 1.8V (stock, unsure if I need to raise it up a notch or leave it)
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November 2, 2009 9:26:27 AM

Your RAM has defaulted in BIOS to 400Mhz x 2 (DDR) =800MHz., the JEDEC standard. The OC (increase) of the FSB to get the processor to 3.2GHz has taken the RAM with it to a rate of 445 x 2 890MHz. Ironically in your case, with the RAM set to 800MHz. default speed, this has allowed the CPU to reach from stock 2.4GHz. to 3.2GHz., an 800MHz (nearly 1GHz) OC. If you were to increase the RAM speed to it's rated 533MHz. x 2 = 1066Mhz., the system would likely crash because of the the 'out of specs' RAM speed. 3.2GHz is a good OC on a Q6600. The RAM speed of 890MHz. is fine on a P45. You would not notice much difference with a RAM data tranafer rate any higher than you have there. If instability becomes a problem where the system is currently, add voltage to the RAM. PC28500 1066MHz. RAM requires 2.0-2.1v. If unstable also increase the NB voltage to 1.45-1.5v.

EDit: The Q6600 will run into major heat problems much past 3.2GHz. when run on air. Water cooling would be needed to attain 3.6GHz completely stable. Don't let anyone tell you differently.
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November 2, 2009 10:34:46 AM

I'm not sure what is ment by 'out of specs' please expand?

I have already had a bit of a tinker, I think this is more like it. If you wouldnt mind having a look for me.

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
CPU Host Clock Control.................: [Enabled]
CPU Host Frequency.....................: [356]
PCI Express Frequency..................: [100]
C.I.A.2 ......................................:[Disabled]

Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
CPU Clock Drive...........................: 800
PCI Express Clock Drive.................: 900
CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<<
MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<<

DRAM Performance Control
Performance Enhance...........................: [STANDARD]
(G)MCH Frequency Latch.......................: [400Mhz]
System Memory Multiplier (SPD)............: [2.00D]
Memory Frequency (Mhz).....800.............: 712
DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)............: [Manual]

Standard Timing Control
CAS Latency Time........................4
tRCD .........................................4
tRP'...........................................4
tRAS..........................................12

Motherboard Voltage Control
Voltage Type.………... Manual
Vcore.................... 1.3375V (1.325 caused to blue screens on xp boot)

DRAM
DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V

In cpu-z it comes up as
DRAM Frequency 356Mhz
FSB:D RAM 1:1
and timings 4,4,4,12
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November 5, 2009 12:23:22 PM

badge said:

The Q6600 will run into major heat problems much past 3.2GHz. when run on air.

True. Although to a certain extent, that depends on the CPU chip's VID.

badge said:

Don't let anyone tell you differently.

I must disagree here. I was running a Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz at 1.425 volts with a TRUE/S-Flex SFF-21F on a GA-EP35-DS3P in an Antec 900 case. P95 load core temps were 61 - 66 C, P95 small fft's stress test for 24 hours (actually ran about 30 hours).

But it does take a good cooler and a good case.
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Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz
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November 5, 2009 3:59:21 PM

Waiting for the long line ol successful 3.6GHz. Q6600's to show up with screen shots. Will settle for a bunch of 3.4 wannabe tall talers.
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November 5, 2009 4:28:59 PM

jsc wrote:

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3.6 GHz at 1.425 volts


1.6 volts would be more acceptable accurate. ;) 
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November 5, 2009 7:14:00 PM

B3/GO overclocking results/comments at Anandtech.

Our B3 Core 2 Quad Q6600 was able to run at 3.33GHz with a 1480MHz FSB and a 9.0x multiplier at 1.312V, we couldn't get the system stable at anything faster.

Our G0 Q6600, surprisingly enough, couldn't really get much higher. While the same 3.33GHz overclock was possible at a lower voltage, our max was 3.51GHz (390 x 9.0) without resorting to improved cooling. Even at our max, the system wasn't always 100% stable, we suspect that our G0 chip would end up somewhere around 3.4GHz and fully stable in the long run.

My original post states:

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Water cooling would be needed to attain 3.6GHz completely stable. Don't let anyone tell you differently.
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November 7, 2009 1:57:17 AM

kg-train said:
Hey all, I've overclocked my q6600 to 3.2Gb without too much trouble on a gigabyte ep45-dq6 and 2x2Gb 1066 but am unsure on my current ram settings.
cpu-z lists my DRAM Frequency as 445 (x2 =890Mhz actual) and FSB:D RAM ratio as 4:5 with timings of 5,6,6,21. To me this doesnt seem right for 1066Mhz rated ram especially with that ratio. Can anyone guide my on how to correct this? I am new to overclocking and the steps may have to be dumbed down a little for me to fully understand them but any help you guys are willing to give would be great. Thanks in advance :D 

*Edit: vcore is 1.35 and ram voltage is at 1.8V (stock, unsure if I need to raise it up a notch or leave it)

In the memory section of the bios you need to select 1066 memory speed or as close to but not over 1066 as you can depending on the divider .
Set the latency timings to 5 5 5 15 up the voltage to the rating of your ram
as for your overclock if your stable at those voltages I wouldn't think about the temps so much as the CPU wont let it overheat to the point of catastrophic failure no mater what you throw at it.
Temps are just a guideline to follow and prime95 or orthos will get you in the range your comfortable with.

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November 7, 2009 8:27:42 AM

Sigh.
CPU-Z validation:


It will boot at 3.7 GHz @1.45 volts, but it is not P95 stable.

Q6600 is in a GA-EP45-UD3L now. I have an E5200 running at 3.78 GHz in my old EP35 motherboard.
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November 7, 2009 2:20:14 PM

24/7 folding rig


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November 7, 2009 2:21:31 PM

Nope. :( 
The best I have been able to do, with stability, is 3.78 GHz with the E5200.
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November 7, 2009 3:41:23 PM

@kwalkerand jsc:

Nice Oc's to two guys who have been there, done that and know what they are doing. No doubt guys. However, I want to emphasis you guys are so nerdy you make Bill Gates look like Brad Pit. :lol: 

Nice to see you on the Forum again kwalker.
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November 7, 2009 3:47:07 PM

Glad to be back :D 
Ive been lurking in the background
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November 7, 2009 3:59:30 PM

Then you already know. When perusing these 'new' Tom's Hardware forums be aware. Discussion of the ins and outs, facts and fiction of Ocing has changed way too fast for the human mind to comprehand. That's why all the 14 year olds who now reside here are the only ones who understand what is going on. :o 
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November 7, 2009 4:08:34 PM

badge said:
Then you already know. When perusing these 'new' Tom's Hardware forums be aware. Discussion of the ins and outs, facts and fiction of Ocing has changed way too fast for the human mind to comprehand. That's why all the 14 year olds who now reside here are the only ones who understand what is going on. :o 

Then maybe I can finally learn something. :D 
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November 7, 2009 4:52:23 PM

What do you use for cooling on the Q9550? Besides having the system installed in the freezer.
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November 7, 2009 5:16:03 PM

Hard to believe what's in that little blue retail box. My Q9550 is a lot like yours. It's made by Intel and comes with the stock cooling setup like that. :lol: 

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November 7, 2009 5:27:10 PM

badge said:
Hard to believe what's in that little blue retail box. My Q9550 is a lot like yours. It's made by Intel and comes with the stock cooling setup like that. :lol: 

Amazing isn't it.
All that neat stuff in a small package.
Just add water :sol: 
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November 8, 2009 12:33:37 PM

badge said:
That's why all the 14 year olds who now reside here are the only ones who understand what is going on.

I know. Sometimes I feel old.

Oh, wait. I am. Never mind.

And kwalker? I knew something was wrong with the box my Q9550 came in. All I got was a little piece of aluminum with a dinky fan on it. Some people have all the luck.
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