Oc'ing my q6600

i have my q6600 running at 2098.0 to 3150.2 mutiplier from x6 to x9 stepping bus speed 350.0 mhz
rated fsb 1398.7 setup in bios is FSB 1400, mem 700, mp x9, cpu v 1.275, mem v auto,
nb v 1.5, sb v 1.5, FSB v% 20%, cie,hptc,ect all off. @idel 45c @load 79c, are these the right settings for
my setup thanks. Im on air till next month when i will sink the whole thing in minareal oil
to help with the cooling prob. thanks my system is: case saprano atx, mob p6n plat, cpu
Q6600 kintsdale 2.4 ghz, psu raidmax 630w, gpu evga gtx260 216core, ram ocz gold 800 mhz
mhz 2gig x4 8gig, hdd seagate 500gig sata, cpu cooling blue orb, if there is any help for the noob
please dont hesitate thanks.
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  1. 1) You don't need 1.5 on the nb with that relatively low FSB 1.4 is plenty maybe too much.

    2) 1.5 is way to much on FSB termination, 1.3 is plenty for your setting, might even be stable with 1.2

    3) Your voltage on the cpu is fine

    4) 79c is too hot... Either lower the overclock and or voltage, or get a better cooler. At 100 percent load, you should be 70c or below, and 60c and below for 24/7 operation. Is it a go or b3?

    If you turn the voltage down and not the fsb, make sure you test for stability with a program like Prime95
  2. sportsfanboy said:
    1) You don't need 1.5 on the nb with that relatively low FSB 1.4 is plenty maybe too much.

    2) 1.5 is way to much on FSB termination, 1.3 is plenty for your setting, might even be stable with 1.2

    3) Your voltage on the cpu is fine

    4) 79c is too hot... Either lower the overclock and or voltage, or get a better cooler. At 100 percent load, you should be 70c or below, and 60c and below for 24/7 operation. Is it a go or b3?

    If you turn the voltage down and not the fsb, make sure you test for stability with a program like Prime95


    cpuz readings intel quad q6600 cache
    kintsfield L1 data 4x32 kb 8way
    socket 775 LGA L1 inst 4x32 kb 8way
    65nm level 2 2x4096 16way
    core v 1.272 v level 3 blank
    intel(R)core(TM)2 quad cpu Q6600 @2.4ghz
    family 6 model F stepping B
    ext family 6 ext model F revision GO
    instrutions MMX,SSE (1,2,3,3S), EM64T, VT-x
    clock (core #0)
    core speed idel 20997.0mhz
    mutiplier idel x6
    bus speed 400 mhz
    rated FSB 1398.7 mhz
    hope this helps i am new to oc'ing and could use some help if you could list a set of good settings that would be grate
    so far i have working fsb 1400,mem 700, mp x9 cpu v .1275, mem v auto, nb v 1.5, sb v 1.5, fsb v% 20%, cie-spred-hptc-extra all off
  3. You might want to read the overclocking guide at the top of the forum list. I told you what you need to change, it's up to you to understand why and how.
  4. gee thanks for the spoty help anybody elts have some advice i told you i was new to this i hope your not the only person giving advice the topic at top gives gen rules i need someone with a p6n sli 650i chip set with a Q6600 kintsfield if you dont have this setup mabye you are not the person for this advice? anyone elts?
  5. Listen you ungrateful snot, I wrote a paragraph trying to help you. In that I was clear on what you did wrong. I'm not going to re-write the overclocking guide because you are too lazy to read it. It's either read the guide or read the guide that you want me to write for you. I'm not going to spoon feed you.

    So many snippy ungrateful ignorant f--ks on the forums, yeah maybe this is the wrong place for me your right.
  6. look pal you gave some vage advice on the nb volts i dont even think you have a p6n sli board so i dont even think this advice is good i read the overclocking gide and
    it deals with the 6600 but on a p35 asus board so the settings posted did not work for me so that part of your advice was not helpfull ether and your additude sucks! but if there is someone who has a (p6n sli w/Q6600) that could post some settings : fsb mhz, mem mhz,mp x,cpu v,mem v,nb v,sb v,fsb v%, ext that has worked for them well that would be grate thanks dane phx
  7. You are talking about Shadow's P35 overclocking guide.

    There is also a generic guide (the one that I think sportsfanboy has in mind):
    Core2 Overclocking Guide
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-11-core-overclocking-guide

    Although I now prefer the Intel based Gigabyte boards, my first Core2 board was an eVGA nVidia 680i board. Look for an overclocking guide for your particular motherboard.

    sportsfanboy said:
    1) You don't need 1.5 on the nb with that relatively low FSB 1.4 is plenty maybe too much.

    2) 1.5 is way to much on FSB termination, 1.3 is plenty for your setting, might even be stable with 1.2

    3) Your voltage on the cpu is fine

    4) 79c is too hot... Either lower the overclock and or voltage, or get a better cooler. At 100 percent load, you should be 70c or below, and 60c and below for 24/7 operation. Is it a go or b3?

    If you turn the voltage down and not the fsb, make sure you test for stability with a program like Prime95


    These are all settings applied to the CPU. Type of motherboard is irrelevant.

    sfb's recommendations are about right. Your temps are too high. Unless you have really good cooling, a C2Q chip will most likely bump into the thermal limits before it reaches the voltage limits. C2D's are pretty much the opposite.

    My Q6600 system
    GA-EP45-UD3L | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9) | Vcore - 1.425 volts | P95 load temps 61 - 66 C | P95 stable 24 hours
  8. thanks for the help i have one question i have gone in and set to these settings
    fsb 1400 had it to 1467, mem 400 had set to 800 but it will only run at 3.50 and 1400 no matter what i set it at have adjusted the n/b v. i see much higher ghz readings from others. am i missing something thanks again
  9. I apologize for my quick and somewhat harsh response to your post. However, on numerous occasions I have responded to post from people looking for help and I tried to give it, only to be repaid with less than grateful remarks. Whether you liked my advice or not is irrelevant. That fact is I was trying to help you.

    Anyway welcome to the forums and good luck with your issue.
  10. thanks
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