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December 28, 2010 7:29:34 AM

Hello,
ive overclocked cpu to 4.05ghz but it will stay for awhile then it goes unstable. do i need water cooling?

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December 28, 2010 1:00:03 PM

Well, what is the temperature running at? It's kind of hard to suggest better cooling if you don't let us know what the temps are. Don't you think? There are a couple or reasons you are having problems, one is very likely heat, the next is that you are simply trying to push a Q6600 way past it's limits.
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December 28, 2010 4:45:44 PM

I would say a Q6600 would be unstable, that is a 1.4GHz OC! lol. I would back it down to 3.8 and test there. an extra 200 MHz only correlates to about 5%. Not worth the instability and power draw.
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December 28, 2010 5:21:23 PM

Some q6600 have a little trouble reaching 3.6 let alone 4.1. You must be grossly undervolting it for that clock speed. You will most likely need 1.55 or more on the vcore and that's low I suspect for 4.1. To prime95 stable at 4.1 on a q6600 your gonna need water or better because the voltage is gonna be high.

Like said above, what are your temps and what is the vcore set to?
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January 2, 2011 5:54:09 PM

sportsfanboy said:
Some q6600 have a little trouble reaching 3.6 let alone 4.1. You must be grossly undervolting overvolting it for that clock speed. You will most likely need 1.55 or more on the vcore and that's low I suspect for 4.1. To prime95 stable at 4.1 on a q6600 your gonna need water or better because the voltage is gonna be high.

I suspect that you made a typo and not a real mistake.

Anything appreciably over 1.55 volts will shorten the operating life of a Q6600.
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January 2, 2011 6:19:43 PM

It was thanks :) 
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