Overclock q6600

Hey guys in a few months im gonna upgade to a i7 in the mean time i want to try and overclock the q6600, ive done a bit of research and am pretty confident i know how to do it now, but my main worry is will i damage the processor at all as i havent got any special cooling except my case, i dont want to be left without a pc till i get the i7

This is what i have based on Everest:

CPU Type - QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)

Motherboard Name - Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6

Bus Type - Dual DDR2 SDRAM - real clock 400mhz - effective clock 800mhz - 4gb ram


Motherboard 33 °C (91 °F)
CPU 25 °C (77 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 29 °C (84 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 33 °C (91 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 29 °C (84 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 32 °C (90 °F)
GPU Diode (DispIO) 42 °C (108 °F)
GPU Diode (MemIO) 50 °C (122 °F)
GPU Diode (Shader) 48 °C (118 °F)
GPU VRM 38 °C (100 °F)


CPU 1870 RPM
GPU 2830 RPM


CPU Core 1.17 V
+3.3 V 3.31 V
+12 V 12.45 V
+5 V Standby 5.00 V
VBAT Battery 3.26 V
DIMM 1.89 V
GPU VRM 1.05 V
GPU VRM 1.35 A

Ive got an Antec 900 case and ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics card.

I hope this information helps you guys give me a better response if its safe to overclock ?

thanks in advance
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  1. Besides the generic guide that Fetal linked to:
    Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
    It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

    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. 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.

    Do not exceed 1.5 volts on your vcore and keep your core temps under 65 C. That will give you a small, very small safety margin.

    I also recommend going into PC Health and setting CPU Warning Temperature to 70 C and enabling CPU Fan Fail Warning. Those will generate BIOS beeps during operation if something goes wrong.

    I like the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS. :)
    GA-EP45-UD3P, Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz/TRUE, 4 GB Crucial Ballistix, GTX260-216, WD 2.64 TB HD's, Corsair 750TX, Antec 900
    GA-EP45-UD3L, Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz/Xig DK, 4 GB Crucial Ballistix, 1GB XFX 4870, WD 820 GB HD's, Antec 550 TP3, Antec 900
    GA-EP35-DS3P, E5200 OC'd to 3.78 GHz/Xig DK, 4 GB Patriot, 640 MB 8800GTS, WD 1.5 TB HD's, Corsair 550VX, Antec 900
  2. hey guys,

    been having a play around with different types of settings but nothing i try seems to work, as soon as i change the fsb the computer will restart then turns off after a few seconds then repeats its self, if i reset everything it reboots fine, the only prob i could see looking in pc health vcore keeps flashing faile then ok then failed.

    any ideas what could be causing this ?
  3. First, strart your own thread.
    Second, read the guides.
    Third, post your system specs.
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