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If anyone has a minute, take a look at My Overclock

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May 28, 2010 11:32:48 PM

Total newbie at this, I have built my share of computers but never manually overclock one. I followed a guide here on the site and got my Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz, seems to be stable but I thought I would have some of you take a look and see if there is anything I need to change.





Asus P5Q Mother Board
BIOS Version 1406
Q6600 CPU
ASUS Silent Knight AL Quite Hi-Efficiency CPU Cooler
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
GeIL Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
XFX HD-465X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
XCLIO Windtunnel ATX Full Tower Case, added 2 120mm exhaust fans front and rear

CPU Properties:
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3200 MHz (8 x 400)
CPU Alias Kentsfield
CPU Stepping G0
Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Original Clock 2400 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 6x / 9x
Engineering Sample No
L1 Code Cache 32 KB per core
L1 Data Cache 32 KB per core
L2 Cache 2x 4 MB (On-Die, ECC, ASC, Full-Speed)

Multi CPU:
Motherboard ID
CPU #1 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3599 MHz
CPU #2 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3599 MHz
CPU #3 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3599 MHz
CPU #4 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3599 MHz

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 775 Contact LGA
Package Size 3.75 cm x 3.75 cm
Transistors 582 million
Process Technology 8M, 65 nm, CMOS, Cu, Low-K Inter-Layer, 2nd Gen Strained Si
Die Size 286 mm2
Core Voltage 1.325 V
I/O Voltage 1.325 V
Typical Power 130 W
Maximum Power 168.8 W


CPU Utilization:
CPU #1 / Core #1 0 %
CPU #1 / Core #2 0 %
CPU #1 / Core #3 0 %
CPU #1 / Core #4 0 %


Motherboard Properties:

Motherboard Name Asus P5Q

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel AGTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 400 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 1600 MHz
Bandwidth 12800 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type Dual DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio 1:1
Real Clock 400 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 800 MHz
Bandwidth 12800 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Direct Media Interface

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 LGA775
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16
RAM Slots 4 DDR2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 220 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset P45
Extra Features Asus Intelligence, JumperFree, Stepless Freq Selection, Ultra-ATA/133, SATA-II

[ DIMM1: GeIL CL5-5-5 DDR2-1066 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name GeIL CL5-5-5 DDR2-1066
Serial Number None
Manufacture Date Week 44 / 2009
Module Size 2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 400 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 333 MHz 4-5-5-13 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-43-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 3-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)

Memory Module Features:
Analysis Probe Not Present
FET Switch External Disabled
Weak Driver Supported


[ DIMM3: GeIL CL5-5-5 DDR2-1066 ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name GeIL CL5-5-5 DDR2-1066
Serial Number None
Manufacture Date Week 44 / 2009
Module Size 2 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered DIMM
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 1.8
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 400 MHz 5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 23-51-3-6-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 333 MHz 4-5-5-13 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 20-43-3-5-3-3 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)
@ 266 MHz 3-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) / 16-34-2-4-2-2 (RC-RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP)


This is at full load about 10 minutes into it...


Sensor Type Winbond W83667HG (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode (ATI-Diode)
Motherboard Name Asus P5Q / P5Q3 / P5QL Series
Chassis Intrusion Detected No

Temperatures
Motherboard 35 °C (95 °F)
CPU 54 °C (129 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 51 °C (124 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 50 °C (122 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 48 °C (118 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 46 °C (115 °F)
GPU Diode (DispIO) 45 °C (113 °F)
GPU Diode (MemIO) 42 °C (108 °F)
Maxtor 6B200M0 33 °C (91 °F)
Seagate ST3320620AS 33 °C (91 °F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 2482 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.40 V
+3.3 V 3.34 V
+5 V 5.14 V
+12 V 12.21 V
+5 V Standby 5.16 V

Power Values
CPU 81.25 W



I hope I posted enough info, if not just ask and I'll get it..... Thanks a Million Steve

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May 29, 2010 8:15:35 AM

Seems fine to me.. your pretty safe
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May 29, 2010 12:14:38 PM

Thanks Just a few quick question, I read that you have to adjust the Vcore voltage I set it to 1.4 or something I think and never toughed it again. I also ran the tests from Prime95 but I didn't understand any of it. How long do you run this test and does it give you any results? If so how do I get to them and in windows under computer properties it says it's at 3.6Ghz but in the Everest it also states 3.6 and 3.2????
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May 29, 2010 1:16:36 PM

393Clevor said:
Thanks Just a few quick question, I read that you have to adjust the Vcore voltage I set it to 1.4 or something I think and never toughed it again. I also ran the tests from Prime95 but I didn't understand any of it. How long do you run this test and does it give you any results? If so how do I get to them and in windows under computer properties it says it's at 3.6Ghz but in the Everest it also states 3.6 and 3.2????

There are differences in opinion on how long to run prime95 but 12 hours should prove your system is solid. Basically if the machine does not crash or show any errors then it passes. It does also produce a log file called results.txt in the folder it runs from but unless there was an error there isn't really any useful info as far as I can tell.
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May 29, 2010 1:33:01 PM

Thanks so I'm good?
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May 29, 2010 9:41:57 PM

Yeah, its cool bro
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May 29, 2010 9:55:05 PM

I was just running prime95 and got an error 1 minute into it... I lowered the cpu voltage and I'm now retesting..
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May 29, 2010 10:10:51 PM

You can mess around almost how much you want, bro. Theres no right or wrongs.. If you wanna push the boundaries u will eventually run into errors.. just go with the flow and ull find the "sweet spot"

good luck
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May 29, 2010 10:46:42 PM

Thanks..... I lowered the vcore and it's been running ok for an hour now. max temp 68,68,63,63 @ 3.2Ghz
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a b K Overclocking
May 30, 2010 1:44:56 AM

Back to your Q6600-
I rejuvenated an older computer at our office recently. It had a Q6600, 4GB, WinXP. I put in a new motherboard, new cpu cooler, bumped it to 8gb, and loaded Win7 64 bit. I was able to get it to run at 3.5GHz and withstand prime95 testing. I think at these speeds and below you can normally let the BIOS determine the voltage settings and be OK. I noticed that my temps were ok but higher than the i5-750's I'd worked with before. You didn't say what your temps were but that is an important thing to watch during your prime95 testing. You should be fine with your speed and your cooler, but watching the temps will tell you that your cooler installation is correct. You can download coretemp and use it for temperature monitoring.
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May 30, 2010 10:56:17 AM

After an hour max temp 68,68,63,63

Are the temps close enough? I mean should they be more even say all like between 68 to 66?

I didn't have enough time to let Prime95 run any longer, those temps were after a few minutes and didn't increase any. I'll let it run today for a few hours I don't see any reason to torture the thing any more than that.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
May 30, 2010 1:05:11 PM

I run Prime95 24 hour hours, but I'm probably a little more fanatical about stability than most.

P95 does some interesting things, but we like it because it can put a 100% load on each CPU core. Basically, we run it a specific amount of time and it either passes :bounce:  or fails :(  .

A 5 or 6 degree C. difference in core temps is not unusual. The load temps of my Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz are 61 - 66 C. The load temps of my Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz are 58 - 61 C.
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