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Overclocking Q6600 on Asus p5n-D

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November 9, 2010 3:49:07 PM

Hello, i was wondering what are some good setting for overclocking a intel quad core Q6600 on Asus P5N-D motherboard... I have 4x2gigs, so 8 gigs of ram.... Im at 2.6 OC but would like at least 3.0 ghz.... So if anyone has any good settings for bios that i could try that would be awesome!

Thanks! :hello: 
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November 9, 2010 4:57:26 PM

Start here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259899-29-core-overcl...

The reason you would want to read that article is because overclocking is completely different on all PC's. All hardware has different thresholds. Read this article, then read it again, it'll do you a world of wonders when OC-ing.
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November 10, 2010 4:04:20 PM

the settings i used were : They are 100% stable in every way and passed prime95.... If anyone else needs this here you go: :sol: 


My Q6600 settings:
For 3.6ghz I used this:

Vcore 1.51v
NB 1.44v
HT 1.44v
SB Auto
Multiplier 9x
FSB 1600

For 3.2ghz I used this:

Vcore 1.42v
NB 1.44v
HT 1.44v
SB Auto
Multiplier 8x
Fsb 1600
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November 10, 2010 4:25:47 PM

Nice! I was able to hit 3.6 on my Q6600 using a 1.44 Vcore, what are your load and idle temps for 3.6?
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November 11, 2010 3:26:58 PM

For 3.2ghz im getting about 45 C and like 54 C when playing the new COD black ops..

For 3.6ghz with stock fan BTW is like 54 idle... SO untill i buy the new fan im sticking with 3.2 stock fan...
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November 11, 2010 4:00:15 PM

I used a Xigmatek S1283 HS/F and my temps were about 24c idle and 59c at full load over numerous games for my Q6600, i hit 3.8 but temps were loading @ 65c so i kept it @ 3.6... Never did try 4.0... would have been nice if i had liquid for that rig.
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November 11, 2010 5:02:00 PM

Me either, only dabbled with it once and hated it but i would have done it to push a Q6600 to 4.0 stable as that is an OC to go down in history... I certainly had a "golden chip"
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November 11, 2010 5:37:14 PM

Indeed, i loved that CPU, the Q6600 was the "sweet spot" CPU out of the core 2 series... I find that the i5 750 is the equivalent within the core series CPU's, much like the Phenom II x4 955 is for AMD right now... So many options, so little cash... I would seriously have like 12 rigs if i had the $$$ to spare, then I'd post them here for people to win...
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November 12, 2010 3:23:55 PM

Same I keep 4 rigs.. one school laptop, one personal laptop, one desktop for downloading, and another desktop for games, movies and stuff like that (houses my q6600)...
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November 13, 2010 2:59:59 PM

hey..i got the same processor in my Dell XPS 720! I just recently started familiarizing myself with all things computer related..but, my question is how can I oc this processor? I mean, I have been through the bios but it doesnt appear as though I can make changes...there's a disclaimer that even says that "features" have been disabled to prevent the user from tampering, or something a long those lines...but is there a way around this? I tried looking it up to no avail...If I can oc this bad boy then perhaps I won't need to upgrade until the processors debut sometime next year..
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November 13, 2010 3:17:13 PM

none taken! Just thought that since its somewhat relevant and we are on the topic, perhaps someone with adequate knowledge could tell me what to do..but I'll direct my question elsewhere
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November 14, 2010 1:02:33 PM

asantesoul said:
hey..i got the same processor in my Dell XPS 720! I just recently started familiarizing myself with all things computer related..but, my question is how can I oc this processor? I mean, I have been through the bios but it doesnt appear as though I can make changes...there's a disclaimer that even says that "features" have been disabled to prevent the user from tampering, or something a long those lines...but is there a way around this? I tried looking it up to no avail...If I can oc this bad boy then perhaps I won't need to upgrade until the processors debut sometime next year..



I was tempted to do this, but iv read and herd this to be very successful... Its the top post on the link



http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?14124-Q6600...
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