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Hello,
i want to know if what this guy is doing is correct with his core 2 quad Q6600 and MSI P7N SLI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFA8eKrPTEo&feature=channel_video_title

after i try to go passing 3GHz my computer doesnt even boot up! but when i try what this guy is doing i can boot up and everything but my pc freezes on windows!
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  1. I wouldn't, as you have no idea if your CPU can handle an increase in Vcore like that. Normally you bump it up gradually, not just dump an extra .35 into it.

    Q6600 is 65nm tech. 3.2-3.4 is about what you can expect out of it. Crazy to shoot for 3.75+. I'd set the FSB to 400MHz, and nudge the CPU multiplier down to 8. This will give you 3.2GHz, and DDR2-800MHz ram assuming you change the divider to Linked/1:1. (some bios might list it as 1:2) If you want 3.75 or 4GHz, get a 45nm CPU.
  2. 4745454b said:
    I wouldn't, as you have no idea if your CPU can handle an increase in Vcore like that. Normally you bump it up gradually, not just dump an extra .35 into it.

    Q6600 is 65nm tech. 3.2-3.4 is about what you can expect out of it. Crazy to shoot for 3.75+. I'd set the FSB to 400MHz, and nudge the CPU multiplier down to 8. This will give you 3.2GHz, and DDR2-800MHz ram assuming you change the divider to Linked/1:1. (some bios might list it as 1:2) If you want 3.75 or 4GHz, get a 45nm CPU.

    hmm i might try that, because im stuck on 3 ghz with my q6600, i remember i only achieved 3.65GHz with my pentium D 925 on air, now i see why it couldt handle the 3.7ghz! lol
  3. id just stick with 3ghz, that is enough for any recent game to run smoothly. you can bump voltage up a bit and maybe get to 3.4ghz, but I wouldnt go further than that.
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    i remember i only achieved 3.65GHz with my pentium D 925 on air, now i see why it couldt handle the 3.7ghz! lol


    Thats entirely different. The P4 arch was made for fast frequencies and nothing else. You probably could have hit 4GHz with that P4. The C2D line was made to do work.

    There are obviously a few C2D/C2Qs that can hit 3.75. but usually if you want that much speed you need to go to a 45nm Quad like one of the Q9xxx.
  5. iam2thecrowe said:
    id just stick with 3ghz, that is enough for any recent game to run smoothly. you can bump voltage up a bit and maybe get to 3.4ghz, but I wouldnt go further than that.

    the problem is that i dont want it to bottleneck my GTX 460 Palit OC edition!
  6. it wont bottleneck it, especially if your running 1080p res. Look forget the term "bottleneck". The fact is a core 2 quad at 3ghz is enough to run any game smoothly. you could put a gtx570 and still notice an FPS improvement in most games. Having a "bottleneck" is not a problem really and the bottleneck will vary depending on game/settings/resolution. If you crank your AA settings right up the bottleneck will shift from the CPU to the GPU.
  7. 4745454b said:
    I wouldn't, as you have no idea if your CPU can handle an increase in Vcore like that. Normally you bump it up gradually, not just dump an extra .35 into it.

    Q6600 is 65nm tech. 3.2-3.4 is about what you can expect out of it. Crazy to shoot for 3.75+. I'd set the FSB to 400MHz, and nudge the CPU multiplier down to 8. This will give you 3.2GHz, and DDR2-800MHz ram assuming you change the divider to Linked/1:1. (some bios might list it as 1:2) If you want 3.75 or 4GHz, get a 45nm CPU.

    my bios doesnt have the set fsb/ratio option is there another way to do it?
  8. Your bios doesn't allow you to change the ram setting at all?
  9. 4745454b said:
    Your bios doesn't allow you to change the ram setting at all?

    i can change the timings!
  10. Update the bios or look harder in the bios. There should be a way to change the FSB:RAM divider.
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