Q6600 overclock :P

Hey all,

I have a Q6600
Intel d975xbx2
8gb OCZ 800mhz PC-6400 Platinum 4 4 3 at 2.1 v (4 x 2)
Ultra DC CPU cooler (Flat versions with Heat sinnk and fan around 15cm diameter
500g Barradcuda 7200rpm
9600gt EVGA sc
Antec 900
Seasonic S12II 620W


I want to overclock what would be the best total ghz and best config. Multiplier x Bus Speed .

I am new to this stuff am only 15 this is my first custom build rig thanks all

Jason
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  1. I am not sure what CPU cooler you have but you will need a good one to OC a Q6600 it will create a ton of heat and needs a big cooler to take that heat away. All your components look good you have a great case has awesome ventilation so you are good there now just read this guide and get back to me for any questions. Your MoBo I am not sure if you will be able to OC with that board Intel usually has little to no OC features but read this guide and get back to me.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overclock-quads-duals-guide
  2. saaiello said:
    I am not sure what CPU cooler you have but you will need a good one to OC a Q6600 it will create a ton of heat and needs a big cooler to take that heat away. All your components look good you have a great case has awesome ventilation so you are good there now just read this guide and get back to me for any questions. Your MoBo I am not sure if you will be able to OC with that board Intel usually has little to no OC features but read this guide and get back to me.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overclock-quads-duals-guide



    Hi there, Thanks for that.

    Did a bit of research :

    http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews

    for the Ultra x-wind Copper 120mm fan.


    Regarding ocing Q6600, Can you plz give some tips

    such as voltage, Bus x Multiplier, I am aiming for around 3.06ghz, Ideally 340 x 9 . With 333 Apparent bus speed . What would be a good voltage.

    Would you recommend this site for ocing ?


    http://www.peakin.com/xbx2/calculator.html

    The D975xbx2 also known as bad axe 2 .
    Is a good motherboard, With max bus speed 433mhz . Bios appears easy to use. needs some tips to disable rando 'watchdog' or something?

    http://forums.legitreviews.com/about10826.html


    Also Please advise of any good software for cpu core temp, fan sppeed etc. I noe about Cpuz and coretemp but are they accurate. As well as good voltage checkers.
    Thanks for any helps

    The OC Noob, Jason.ty

    BTW nice rigs SAAIELLO
  3. Hi there, Thanks for that.

    Did a bit of research :

    http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews

    for the Ultra x-wind Copper 120mm fan.


    Regarding ocing Q6600, Can you plz give some tips

    such as voltage, Bus x Multiplier, I am aiming for around 3.06ghz, Ideally 340 x 9 . With 333 Apparent bus speed . What would be a good voltage.

    Would you recommend this site for ocing ?


    http://www.peakin.com/xbx2/calculator.html

    The D975xbx2 also known as bad axe 2 .
    Is a good motherboard, With max bus speed 433mhz . Bios appears easy to use. needs some tips to disable rando 'watchdog' or something?

    http://forums.legitreviews.com/about10826.html

    Thanks for any helps

    The OC Noob, Jason.
  4. I use HWmonitor for voltages/temps and it seems accurate. Also, core temp and CPU-z are superb programs and are usually accurate.

    Start with a decent voltage like 1.35v and watch your temps, stay under 1.5v and 70c. Then once you find a stable voltage work it down an increment at a time for maximum efficiency.
  5. This should be your first stop.
    HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overclock-quads-duals-guide

    Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

    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 (or whatever your BIOS calls it) 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.

    You should be able to run at 3.0 GHz on stock voltage.
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