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March 21, 2010 5:09:17 AM

Can someone show me a guide for overclocking CPU to 3.0GHz (Core 2 Quad Q6600) beginners that is easily done for an AMIBIOS?

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March 21, 2010 7:42:33 AM

can you post some specs ?
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March 21, 2010 4:11:11 PM

Case: HP Pavilion Elite m9150f (micro-ATX)
CPU: 2.40GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Graphics: NVIDIA Asus EN9600GSO 512MB GDDR3
Memory: 4GB DDR2 RAM
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Mobo: Asus P5KPL-CM
EDIT: here is some pics of my BIOS.
http://s601.photobucket.com/albums/tt93/Jason761/BIOS/
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March 24, 2010 10:10:09 PM

Can someone please help me I want to get help overclocking Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to 3.0. And do you guys think that this is a great idea?
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March 24, 2010 10:23:37 PM

What CPU cooler do you have installed?
What temperature monitoring software do you have?
What CPU stressing software do you have?
Did you run a stress test at stock to see what temperatures you are getting before OCing?
Have you read any OCing guides so you have some idea of what the BIOS entries are?

OH, and here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

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March 25, 2010 12:10:44 AM

RJR said:
What CPU cooler do you have installed?
What temperature monitoring software do you have?
What CPU stressing software do you have?
Did you run a stress test at stock to see what temperatures you are getting before OCing?
Have you read any OCing guides so you have some idea of what the BIOS entries are?

OH, and here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...


What temperature monitoring software do you have?
CPUID HWMonitor
What CPU stressing software do you have?
I don't know which one i should use.
Did you run a stress test at stock to see what temperatures you are getting before OCing?
I didnt run the test.
Have you read any OCing guides so you have some idea of what the BIOS entries are?
Yes I have i've even saw a video but didn't fit my AMI mobo because many of them are Award.
My computer is messed up when i look at CPU-Z.
http://s601.photobucket.com/albums/tt93/Jason761/CPU-Z/
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March 25, 2010 1:50:52 PM

Well, since you didn't answer the CPU cooler question, I'm presuming you have the stock Intel cooler.

Download, coretemp or realtemp to monitor your core temps then download OCCT or Prime95 and run a stress test for at least 10-15 minutes to see what your core temperatures are to see if you even have the temp headroom to OC your computer.

OR, of course, you can install an aftermarket cooler and take care of the CPU heat issue and then get onto the OCing.
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March 25, 2010 10:42:56 PM

RJR said:
Well, since you didn't answer the CPU cooler question, I'm presuming you have the stock Intel cooler.

Download, coretemp or realtemp to monitor your core temps then download OCCT or Prime95 and run a stress test for at least 10-15 minutes to see what your core temperatures are to see if you even have the temp headroom to OC your computer.

OR, of course, you can install an aftermarket cooler and take care of the CPU heat issue and then get onto the OCing.

No your wrong I have a Coolermaster, it came with the motherboard when I bought it from a store. You should check the inside of my tower. Its very stuffed. I might also plan to buy a OCZ Fatal1ty 550W with Modular for $60. Is it a good deal?
And here is the results. OCCT made a graph so here it is.
http://s601.photobucket.com/albums/tt93/Jason761/Core%2...
Also here is a picture of my tower.
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March 25, 2010 11:43:28 PM

Jason761 said:
No your wrong I have a Coolermaster, it came with the motherboard when I bought it from a store.

Well, your above Intel's thermal specs at stock, SO, if you want to play around with OCing your first thing you HAVE to do is buy a decent CPU cooler.

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March 25, 2010 11:46:21 PM

Would a modular do the work? Because before I touched anything on my pc everything was stock. The temps were like under 30 i think. Now I changed the mobo, video card and psu. So then it went A LOT hotter. Would it be psu you think?
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March 25, 2010 11:51:32 PM

NOPE, it would be the CPU cooler.

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March 26, 2010 12:05:06 AM

Which CPU cooler would you suggest to me? like maybe under $25
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March 26, 2010 12:31:18 AM

What difference would it make if I am going to buy it it looks similar to mine.
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March 26, 2010 12:35:58 AM

Jason761 said:
What difference would it make if I am going to buy it it looks similar to mine.

OK, exactly what cooler do you have?
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March 26, 2010 1:10:31 AM

Jason761 said:
What difference would it make if I am going to buy it it looks similar to mine.

It would make a BIG difference, yours is TINY compared to the coolers I referenced (4-5x the size), it's up to you if you want to OC and control the heat of your cpu.

Whatever you decide, good luck.
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March 26, 2010 4:36:44 AM

Jason761 said:
Which CPU cooler would you suggest to me? like maybe under $25


Dude, you want the HYPER 212 Plus man, the heatsink, fan and thermal paste are awesome. Even under load, my processor has never been over 35C, I'm not even kidding and I have my Athlon OC'd to 3.5Ghz
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