I'm not new to overclocking, but I got a new chip for a scary deal and wanted to see if this all looked ok.
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev 3.3
Q6600 G0 SLACR
2X1 Corsair DDR2 PC26400 @ 4-4-4-12
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 1, with back plate from $6 Cooler Master C2D HSF
Right now, I'm running at 400x8 (3.2), but this chip will do 380x9 (3.42).
I've been running Small FFT's for an hour and a half now, and Core 0 peaks at 54C. At 380x9, I needed 1.4V in BIOS, and I get close to 65C, but it pumped P95 for 3 days, 0 errors. Think I'm safe for 24/7 at those temps and vcore?
I have mine set to 3.6 (400 x 9) with Vcore @ 1.39 with Xiggy HDT s1283 and load temps usually get to 60*c but 65*c highest. been running that for a while now, no issues as of late. Bought the Q6600 off Craigslist for $50.00
Very nice! i got mine from a guy up the street, drove 6 minutes to his house, $50.00 + gas and i was in the same situation, was about to out my LGA-775 but this breathed new life into my rig, especially because of the great overclock i was able to achieve. the Q6600 runs the 5870 no problem as well, no bottleneck that i have seen.