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Opinions n my q6600 overclocking (3.6 now)

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May 20, 2011 3:15:11 PM

Hi,

Here is my setup:

ASUS P5E3 Premium
Q6600 (G0)
8GB (4X2gb) DDR3 1333MHz
Cooler Master V6 GT
Graphics 440GT

I just changed my settings to the following:

CPU Ratio - 9
FSB Freq. - 400 (original = 266)
FSB strap to north bridge - 400
PCI-E Frequency - 100
DRAM Frequency - DDR3-1600
CPU VOLTAGE - 1.45
DRAM VOLTAGE - 1.66

And it is now running at 3600 and the RAM at 800 1:2, so 1600MHz, right?

Temperature on the cores is around 46-51º in normal use and it raised to 68 max processing video etc (coretemp).

CPUTIN temperature is around 38º and got to the max of 40º (CPUID Hardware Monitor).

What do you think of this? Should I tweak other settings? This was my first approach, I can now tune it. Any help on this now?

Another option is to leave it at 3000 with the stock ram at 1333MHz, it runs a lot cooler (CPUTIN 27º and Cores 38-42º in normal use).

What do you guys suggest?

Thanks
a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2011 4:36:01 PM

That's pretty good. If it wasn't hard to get there (3.6ghz) you can possibly go higher. 3.6 was all I could do with mine. Unless you need it (transcoding or something) then I would run it at 3.0ghz. Your temps are really good at 3.6ghz, but you won't see a difference gaming at 3.6 over 3.0.

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May 20, 2011 5:37:03 PM

festerovic said:
That's pretty good. If it wasn't hard to get there (3.6ghz) you can possibly go higher. 3.6 was all I could do with mine. Unless you need it (transcoding or something) then I would run it at 3.0ghz. Your temps are really good at 3.6ghz, but you won't see a difference gaming at 3.6 over 3.0.

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I don't use it for gaming. Mostly for photoshop and video rendering.
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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2011 9:18:31 PM

So if this was my rig, I would run it at 3.0ghz and be safe. But if you need the speed, well, it looks like you did your homework and got a good OC. Only the voltage is a tad high, but since temps are good that's not a big deal.

If you want to go higher on FSB you probably need more volts to the NB.
a c 197 K Overclocking
May 21, 2011 12:11:58 AM

I also got mine to 3.6 GHz. 1.425 volts, load temps 61 - 66 C.

Have you tesed yours with Prime95?

And incidentally, your FSB:RAM ratio is 1:1, not 1:2. Remember, you are using DDR3 RAM. Each FSB cycle generates 4 memory clock cycles. That corresponds to a 1:1 ratio.

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