Q6600 and asus p5n-e-sli !!!

hi i have the above cpu and mobo and would like to oc to about 3/3.2ghz but im worried as these have been used for about 3 years in the current system and was wandering would there be any chance that it would do more harm than good cooling shouldnt be problem as im about to buy a case fan and a new cpu fan/heatsink so any advice would be much appreciated thanks in advance - jb
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  1. Hi jb1158.
    Had my q6600 for roughly 3 years as well now. Never OC'd it and the CPU jumped from its original mobo to my current mobo. Pumped up the clock to 2.93 (mobo cant go higher) about 6 months ago and it has never run better.

    With a good aftermarket cooler it should run perfectly fine at both those OC's you specified and well below dangerous temps.

    My CPU never goes above 65c and that's the absolute max it has ever reached on Prime. Idle is around 32c and normal usage / games it runs around 50c.
  2. thanks lian thats good to know just got an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev2 so that should keep it cool enought for what i need cheers - jb
  3. Having used an ACF7P with a Q6600, I can say that that cooler should let you reach 3.3 - 3.4 GHz, but probably not much farther.

    OC tips:
    This should be your first stop.
    HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1

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

    Some comments on OC'ing nVidia chipsets:
    Overclocking 680i/780i chipsets:
  4. I have had my q6600 running @ 3.4 for about 3 year 24/7 with good cpu cooler with no problems
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