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Q6600 overclock settings correct?

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March 30, 2010 11:24:32 AM

sup dudes i just wanna know what settings i shoulld have on my ram when my q6600 is overclocked to 3,4 Ghz (377 * 9) i have a really good and expensive cooler , temps are now on idle at 30 degrees. My specs:

CPU typ QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3400 MHz (9 x 378)
Motherboard: Asus P5W64 WS Pro (2 PCI, 4 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
motherboardchipset: Intel Glenwood-DG i975X
systemmemory: 4096 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)

My ram:
DIMM1: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair Value Select VS1GB667D2 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-13 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM4: Corsair Value Select VS1GB667D2 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)

gfx:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB)

Right now the only thing i have done in bios is to overclock the CPU to 3,4 Ghz and its running stable with crysis on highest settings. my DRAM frequency is at 283.8 Mhz and FSB/DRAM is at 4:3. is these setting good or is there anything i need to change? my system is stable for now but just in case i ask you guys
March 30, 2010 5:37:00 PM

try ti get all ur ram at the same timeing and as far as i know 4-4-4-12 is the best
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March 31, 2010 2:33:25 AM

You have 2 pairs of mismatched RAM. Unless you get really lucky, the best you can do is get the RAM running at the slower speed.
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March 31, 2010 2:24:11 PM

Also consider using a real stress testing tool like Prime95. I'm not sure if Crysis puts a full 100% constant strain on the CPU.
April 2, 2010 7:22:01 PM

jsc said:
You have 2 pairs of mismatched RAM. Unless you get really lucky, the best you can do is get the TRAM running at the slower speed.


shoulld i switch places of my rams? i mean put the 2 XMS rams intill eachothers and the 2 value select intill eachothers?
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April 3, 2010 6:33:24 PM

It will not make any difference which slots you put them in. (Where they are is good.) They are still going to be mismatched. You will still be able to overclock - maybe not as well - and you will need to spend extra time working with your memory.

If you have your FSB:RAM ratio running at 1:1, at a 378 MHz FSB, your RAM is running at DDR2-756. So you are doing pretty good with one set of DDR2-667 RAM.

I would try to set your FSB:RAM ratio to 1:1 if it isn't. Manually set your RAM timing to 5-5-5-15 and increase your RAM voltage to no more than 2.2 volts and see what happen.

3.4 GHz is a respectable overclock for a Q6600.
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