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E6600 OC?

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November 26, 2008 12:31:56 AM

Here is my setup:

-Asus P5W DH Deluxe
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4
-Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK (2 sets for a total of 4GB)
-ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
-Vista Ultimate 64

Currently I have the CPU OC to 3.15GHz (350 is the setting in BIOS). Ram is set to 2.15 on voltage. Should I be able to take the CPU higher? Any higher and the machine wont boot. Maybe I dont have the voltage for the CPU set correctly? I have it at 1.4... I read it can go to 1.5 safely. Ive seen posts where users have taken this to 3.6GHz + I thought. Is it my mobo, voltage, RAM or my own stupidity?

Bare with me as I know a decent amount about computers, but not *that* much.

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November 26, 2008 3:23:15 AM

I have my e6600 running at 3.25ghz on a ASUS P5B at about 1.3v with a Thermalright Ultra 120 could push it alot more if i wanted too

Make sure your ratio is set 1:1 if its anything else your RAM might be running out of spec.

1.4v is set in BIOS? but how much are you loosing in vDroop? Check with CPU-z

What temps are you running, maybe the cooler is holding you back a little also (although the AC7P is a good cooler)
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November 26, 2008 6:29:57 AM

My Q6600 (which I believe is essentially 2x e6600s) is stable at 3.2 on the same cooler. Have had it up to 3.6 but didn't like the temps. you should be able to go much further than 3.15 on the CPU/mobo combo.
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November 26, 2008 11:01:07 AM

chookman said:
I have my e6600 running at 3.25ghz on a ASUS P5B at about 1.3v with a Thermalright Ultra 120 could push it alot more if i wanted too

Make sure your ratio is set 1:1 if its anything else your RAM might be running out of spec.

1.4v is set in BIOS? but how much are you loosing in vDroop? Check with CPU-z

What temps are you running, maybe the cooler is holding you back a little also (although the AC7P is a good cooler)


I will check all of this when I get home. I was trying to follow this guide:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/199220-29-overclockin...

But I was unable to find anywhere in the BIOS settings to check the ratio. Any idea where this might be?
November 26, 2008 12:26:11 PM

I agree with mi1ez, i also have a Q6600 running stable @3.5 (437x8 @1.325v) would go higher but the cpu does require more voltage = more heat, so u should get higher.

BTW my ram and cpu is set to 1:1 ratio which did make things more stable (otherwise it wouldnt either post, boot to windows or random crashes).

set the ratio to 1:1 and u may be able to bring the Vcore of the cpu down to a more manageble level (alowing for a better and cooler overclock).
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December 1, 2008 5:09:01 PM

Some CPU's are simply better overclockers than others. But I think that your limiting factor is your HSF.

I have both an ACF7 and a TRUE. My experience with both an E6600 and a Q6600 (G0 stepping) is that while keeping what I would call "reasonable" temperatures (about 60 C), the stock HSF is good to about 3.0 GHz, the ACF7 about 3.3 GHz, and the TRUE about 3.6 GHz - all with maximum load on the cores. But remember, YMMV.

If you want to try to go higher, try the Xigmatek HDT-S1283. Reviews say that it is a very good, medium priced HSF. Reviews also indicate that it is very nearly as good as a TRUE/S-Flex fan combination, but it costs only about half as much.

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