OC Q6600 G0 on gigabyte ds3l p35
ok so i want to oc my 2.4GHz to 3GHz or more if possible ,i got normal cooler that comes with it ,never oced b4 ,except GPU with a software (rivatuner) so basically i dunno almost anything about the OCing ,so if possible someone guide me to the right way ,and also would be rly a difference having it at 3 instead of what it is now ? (2.4) ?
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HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
It's for an EP35-DS3L.
Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 533 MHz.
Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio.
For a serious overclock, you will need better than stock cooling. Here are three under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Xigmatec Dark Knight
They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.
i got to 3.4ghz on the same CPU (with same stock volts) with an abit p35 board, although i never had a stock cooler.
All i had to do was change core voltage a tiny bit, left all others alone.
didnt need much voltage, about 1.34v for 3.2ghz (356x9, 8hrs prime stable), for 3ghz (333x9) you will probably get away with stock volts (and maybe even on the stock cooler, but my CPU was oem so didnt come with one, I bought an Arctic freezer 7 which are great value for money).
3ghz on a q6600 G0 should be a walk in the park, but still read a few guides (the one jsc posted is awesome, but slightly overkill for 3.0-3.2: you shouldnt need to alter anything except vCore, ram multipliers and possibly northbridge (MCH) volts.
Always take baby steps, as it will give you a far better feel for your own hardware, and make sure it's completely stable before you move on.
Best of luck with your clocking , let us know how it goes!
I have had the same mobo and CPU(still have the Q66.
My brother has the mobo.
I was able to get to a max OC of 3.42ghz with this set up.
All the way up to 1.6vlts under phase change cooling.
Switching to an X3110/E8400 on the same mobo i got
to 4.2ghz under water cooling.
That particular mobo doesnt like big OC,s with quadcores.
My Q66 has been running at 3.6 to 3.8ghz with 1.4vlts
on 3 different X38 and X48 mobo,s and now is running
at 3.6ghz on a P45 mobo.
3.4ghz should be about the max you can get out of it.
Which aint to shabby, good luck.